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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 Swindon Town 20 +13 39
2 Exeter City 20 +5 36
3 Forest Green Rovers 20 +9 35
4 Cheltenham Town 19 +16 34
5 Crewe Alexandra 19 +10 34
6 Bradford City 19 +9 34
7 Northampton Town 20 +8 31
8 Colchester United 19 +7 30
9 Plymouth Argyle 19 +5 29
10 Port Vale 20 -1 28
11 Cambridge United 20 +5 27
12 Newport County 18 +2 27
13 Salford City 20 -6 25
14 Scunthorpe United 20 +1 24
15 Macclesfield Town 19 -3 23
16 Crawley Town 20 -6 22
17 Walsall 20 -11 22
18 Mansfield Town 20 -3 21
19 Leyton Orient 20 -8 21
20 Grimsby Town 18 -5 20
21 Oldham Athletic 19 -7 20
22 Carlisle United 20 -12 20
23 Stevenage 19 -9 15
24 Morecambe 20 -19 15