December 1, 2012
Dramatic leveller keeps Mansfield in cup
|Lincoln City||Mansfield Town|
|1 Paul Farman||23 Shane Redmond|
|20 Tommy Miller||3 John Thompson|
|30 Peter Gilbert||4 John Dempster|
|5 Andrew Boyce||17 Lee Beevers|
|4 Gary Mills||33 Exodus Geohaghan|
|15 Daniel Gray||21 Adam Murray|
|12 Jake Sheridan||14 Chris Clements|
|8 Alan Power||11 Louis Briscoe|
|37 Mamadou Fofana||10 Matthew Green|
|10 Jamie Taylor||25 Ben Hutchinson|
|7 Adam Smith||7 Lindon Meikle|
|27 Jake Turner||Ritchie Sutton 2|
|2 Paul Robson||Luke Jones 5|
|35 David Morgan||Anthony Howell 13|
|16 Nicky Nicolau||Lee Stevenson 26|
|34 Colin Larkin||Jake Speight 8|
|19 Aristede Bassele||Nick Wright 12|
|14 Vadaine Oliver||Matthew Rhead 16|
|Vadaine Oliver for Adam Smith (87)||Jake Speight for Ben Hutchinson (72)|
|Matthew Rhead for Lindon Meikle (84)|
|John Thompson (18)|
|John Dempster (63)|
|· Squads: Lincoln City | Mansfield Town|
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.