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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Kane Hemmings (24')

Mansfield extend unbeaten run after goalkeeping error gifts them goal

A mistake from keeper Joe Fryer gifted Kane Hemmings a goal that proved enough to see off visitors Stevenage and extend Mansfield's unbeaten run to eight games.
Hemmings struck on 24 minutes as Joel Byrom lofted a long free kick into the box which the young keeper failed to grab and the ball ran loose behind him for an easy tap-in.
Mansfield continued to create chances but failed to find a second goal and in added time at the end of the half were relieved to see Chris Whelpdale send a low shot wide of the far post through a crowd of players.
Stags thought they were 2-0 up in the 57th minute when Hemmings again punished Fryer for failing to hold the ball with a close range finish.
The goal seemed to have been given then suddenly was chalked off and a free -kick given to Stevenage.
Stevenage failed to register a shot on target in the entire 90 minutes as home keeper Conrad Logan chalked up an easy second successive clean sheet.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Lincoln City 14 +17 32
2 Exeter City 14 +12 28
3 Milton Keynes Dons 14 +9 27
4 Newport County 14 -3 27
5 Colchester United 14 +14 25
6 Tranmere Rovers 14 +5 24
7 Bury 14 +8 22
8 Crawley Town 14 +3 22
9 Forest Green Rovers 14 +7 21
10 Stevenage 14 +2 21
11 Carlisle United 14 -3 19
12 Swindon Town 14 -1 18
13 Mansfield Town 12 +7 17
14 Yeovil Town 13 +5 17
15 Oldham Athletic 13 +3 17
16 Port Vale 14 -5 17
17 Crewe Alexandra 13 0 15
18 Morecambe 14 -12 13
19 Northampton Town 14 -9 12
20 Grimsby Town 13 -9 12
21 Notts County 13 -14 12
22 Cheltenham Town 13 -9 10
23 Cambridge United 14 -15 9
24 Macclesfield Town 14 -12 7

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