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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Terry Hawkridge (35')
  • Kane Hemmings (90'+9' PEN)

Kane Hemmings makes Notts County pay the penalty

Kane Hemmings' dramatic penalty eight minutes into stoppage time saw Mansfield snatch a crucial 1-1 draw at League Two promotion rivals Notts County.
Lewis Alessandra handled the ball in the box and Hemmings stepped up to fire low to Adam Collin's right, cancelling out Terry Hawkridge's scrappy first-half opener and leaving the Stags just three points behind County in third.
The Magpies coped better with the snow in the first half as Liam Noble lobbed an effort over the bar after Conrad Logan had punched clear a high ball.
They took the lead after 35 minutes as first Hawkridge picked out the run of Jorge Grant to cross for the unmarked Shola Ameobi, who was denied by a fine save from Logan.
From the resulting corner, Carl Dickinson's superb ball to the back post was headed against the bar by Ameobi but Hawkridge poked home from close range.
Mansfield significantly improved after the break and snatched a point at the death when Alex MacDonald headed into the area with the ball hitting Alessandra on the arm and Hemmings kept his cool from 12 yards.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Lincoln City 13 +17 31
2 Exeter City 13 +12 27
3 Newport County 13 0 27
4 Milton Keynes Dons 13 +8 24
5 Tranmere Rovers 13 +5 23
6 Colchester United 13 +13 22
7 Stevenage 13 +3 21
8 Forest Green Rovers 13 +7 20
9 Bury 13 +4 19
10 Crawley Town 13 0 19
11 Carlisle United 13 -2 19
12 Oldham Athletic 12 +4 17
13 Swindon Town 13 -1 17
14 Mansfield Town 11 +7 16
15 Yeovil Town 12 +5 16
16 Port Vale 13 -6 14
17 Morecambe 13 -11 13
18 Crewe Alexandra 12 -1 12
19 Northampton Town 13 -8 12
20 Notts County 12 -10 12
21 Grimsby Town 12 -9 11
22 Cheltenham Town 12 -9 9
23 Cambridge United 13 -15 8
24 Macclesfield Town 13 -13 4

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