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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 Forest Green Rovers 12 +12 26
2 Harrogate Town 12 +9 22
3 Port Vale 12 +6 21
4 Tranmere Rovers 12 +5 21
5 Sutton United 11 +6 20
6 Swindon Town 12 +6 20
7 Leyton Orient 12 +8 18
8 Northampton Town 12 +1 18
9 Exeter City 12 +6 17
10 Bradford City 12 +3 17
11 Hartlepool United 12 -1 17
12 Crawley Town 12 -2 17
13 Barrow 12 +1 16
14 Newport County 12 0 16
15 Salford City 12 +2 15
16 Bristol Rovers 12 -5 14
17 Rochdale 12 -2 13
18 Walsall 12 -3 13
19 Colchester United 11 -3 13
20 Stevenage 12 -7 13
21 Oldham Athletic 12 -7 11
22 Mansfield Town 12 -7 10
23 Carlisle United 12 -10 10
24 Scunthorpe United 12 -18 7