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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 25 +30 55
2 Tranmere Rovers 26 +13 48
3 Sutton United 26 +8 44
4 Northampton Town 25 +8 42
5 Newport County 26 +9 41
6 Swindon Town 25 +9 41
7 Mansfield Town 25 +4 41
8 Exeter City 25 +11 40
9 Port Vale 24 +9 36
10 Salford City 26 +2 34
11 Harrogate Town 24 +3 33
12 Bradford City 25 +2 33
13 Leyton Orient 23 +16 32
14 Crawley Town 25 -6 32
15 Bristol Rovers 23 -4 30
16 Hartlepool United 26 -12 30
17 Walsall 25 -5 29
18 Rochdale 24 -2 28
19 Stevenage 27 -17 28
20 Carlisle United 26 -14 27
21 Barrow 25 -5 26
22 Colchester United 25 -13 25
23 Scunthorpe United 26 -26 19
24 Oldham Athletic 25 -20 18