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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Danny Newton (15')
  • Will Atkinson (51')

Stevenage draw sees Mansfield winless run continue

Will Atkinson's equaliser salvaged a 1-1 draw for Mansfield at Stevenage but their winless run was extended to nine games as their play-off hopes continue to fade.
The Stags are a point off the top seven in League Two after an improved second-half showing, but a win for manager David Flitcroft remains elusive after eight matches in charge.
Stevenage went ahead after 15 minutes when Joe Martin's low corner caught Mansfield's defence napping, with Danny Newton flashing a first-time effort high into the net.
Kane Hemmings headed a good chance wide for Mansfield before Newton was denied a second just before half-time when his low effort from outside the box was clawed away by Conrad Logan.
The Stags equalised six minutes into the second half, as Hemming left Hayden White's dangerous cross for Atkinson, who produced a classy finish on the half-volley.
Borough almost regained their lead when Luke Amos' effort was beaten away by Logan before Hemmings was denied a winner with six minutes left by a flying save from Tom King.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Lincoln City 27 +22 55
2 Bury 29 +22 52
3 Mansfield Town 28 +19 51
4 Carlisle United 29 +12 48
5 Milton Keynes Dons 27 +20 47
6 Colchester United 29 +11 46
7 Forest Green Rovers 27 +13 44
8 Exeter City 28 +9 44
9 Stevenage 29 -1 44
10 Tranmere Rovers 28 +7 42
11 Swindon Town 29 -5 40
12 Oldham Athletic 28 +6 39
13 Newport County 27 -7 39
14 Crewe Alexandra 29 -5 38
15 Grimsby Town 28 -6 34
16 Northampton Town 28 -1 33
17 Crawley Town 29 -8 33
18 Port Vale 28 -9 32
19 Cambridge United 29 -21 32
20 Yeovil Town 27 -2 30
21 Cheltenham Town 28 -11 29
22 Morecambe 29 -17 28
23 Macclesfield Town 29 -18 27
24 Notts County 29 -30 21