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One Call Stadium (ATT 3,275) 12th October 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: Scott Duncan

Mansfield Mansfield Town vs Bristol Rovers Bristol R

Mansfield 1

L Stevenson (22)

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Bristol R 1

A Santos (84)

Rovers earn Stags point

Last Updated: 12/10/13 7:28pm

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Lee Stevenson: First Football League goal

Lee Stevenson: First Football League goal

A Keiran Murtagh own goal on his full Mansfield debut gave Bristol Rovers a 1-1 draw at a soaking wet One Call Stadium.

Prolific non-league midfielder Lee Stevenson had bagged his first ever Football League goal in the 22nd minute to put the home side ahead.

But, although Rovers' Steve Mildenhall pulled off the save of the match to deny Matt Rhead, much of the game saw Rovers in possession and Mansfield on the back foot.

Rovers played the better football in the first half and created more chances, but found themselves going in a goal down at the break.

Home keeper Marriott was forced into saves from Lee Crown at his near post from a tight angle and then from the edge of the box from Ollie Clarke and David Clarkson.

A missed clearance from Calvin Andrew also offered Clarkson a chance which he fired wide of the far post.

But the moment that counted came when Andrew launched a fine cross in from the right touchline which saw Stevenson jump to plant a well-placed header past Mildenhall.

Rovers again bossed long spells of second-half possession but lacked penetration against the well-drilled home back four. Andy Bond had a shot from distance saved while Ollie Clarke shot wide from 18 yards.

Another Rovers break saw home defender Martin Riley halt Eliot Richards and then block Ryan Brunt's follow-up shot.

The Stags might have doubled their lead in the 66th minute as Mildenhall pulled off a great reaction save to keep out Rhead's goalbound header from a Sam Clucas corner.

But Rovers grabbed their deserved equaliser in the 84th minute. Marriott and Murtagh both went for a low Alefe Santos cross into the near post and the defender accidentally lifted the ball over his keeper's dive and into the net.

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1 Burton Albion 45 91
2 Shrewsbury Town 45 89
3 Southend United 45 84
4 Bury 45 82
5 Wycombe Wanderers 45 81
6 Stevenage 45 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 45 68
8 Luton Town 45 65
9 Newport County AFC 45 65
10 Northampton Town 45 61
11 Exeter City 45 61
12 Morecambe 45 60
13 Dagenham & Redbridge 45 59
14 Oxford United 45 58
15 AFC Wimbledon 45 57
16 Portsmouth 45 56
17 Accrington Stanley 45 53
18 Cambridge United 45 51
19 York City 45 51
20 Carlisle United 45 49
21 Mansfield Town 45 48
22 Hartlepool United 45 44
23 Cheltenham Town 45 40
24 Tranmere Rovers 45 39