English FA Cup

December 1, 2012


Lincoln City

3 - 3

Mansfield Town

English FA Cup

13:00 +00:00, December 1, 2012

Sincil Bank, England

Referee: M Haywood

Dramatic leveller keeps Mansfield in cup

Matt Rhead's injury-time leveller ensured Mansfield remained in the third round of the FA Cup as his late header snatched a 3-3 draw at Lincoln.

Rhead climbed off the bench with just six minutes to go and with his side trailing 3-2 but he snatched a replay for the visitors at the death.

The Stags had taken the lead in the 21st minute when Matt Green rounded Paul Farman to give them a deserved lead.

But Alan Power hauled Lincoln level on the stroke of half-time with a glorious 20-yard free-kick after Adam Murray had fouled Jamie Taylor.

David Holdsworth's side then took the lead just after half-time when top scorer Taylor rattled in at the second attempt.

But Louis Briscoe pulled the Stags level just moments later with a blistering 20-yard drive which gave Farman no chance.

In what was a terrific cup clash, Power put Lincoln back in front when he rounded off a searing counter attack but just as Lincoln sensed victory, Rhead powered a header beyond Farman in injury time.

However, the Stags were indebted to Briscoe who cleared a Vadaine Oliver header off the line with the last kick of the game to keep their cup hopes alive.

Scoring Summary

Lincoln City Mansfield Town
Alan Power (45')Matthew Green (21')
Jamie Taylor (47')Louis Briscoe (53')
Alan Power (66')Matthew Rhead (90')