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Fratton Park (ATT 14,686) 18th January 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Portsmth Portsmouth vs Mansfield Town Mansfield

Portsmth 1

R Taylor (78)

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Mansfield 1

L Stevenson (51)

Point for Pompey is Taylor-made

Last Updated: 19/01/14 12:55pm

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Ryan Taylor: Rescued a point

Ryan Taylor: Rescued a point

Ryan Taylor netted on his home debut as Portsmouth rallied to rescue a 1-1 draw against Mansfield at Fratton Park.

The Stags came close to opening the scoring after just three minutes when James Jennings curled a free-kick fractionally wide of goal from 20 yards out.

Taylor nearly put the host in front in the seventh minute when his header from Jed Wallace's cross looped just over the crossbar.

Mansfield took the lead in style six minutes into the second half when Darryl Westlake's cross found Jennings, who set up Lee Stevenson for an exquisite overhead kick.

Chris Clements handed Ross Dyer a golden opportunity to double the lead midway through the second half but he slid his effort against the post.

Portsmouth also hit the woodwork when substitute David Connolly turned and lashed a strike against the post from 25 yards.

His arrival changed the game, though, and Taylor levelled matters when he raced on to Connolly's cross and slotted it beyond Mansfield goalkeeper Alan Marriott with 12 minutes remaining.

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2 Shrewsbury Town 39 74
3 Wycombe Wanderers 39 74
4 Bury 38 67
5 Southend United 38 63
6 Newport County AFC 39 61
7 Plymouth Argyle 39 60
8 Luton Town 39 58
9 Stevenage 38 57
10 Northampton Town 39 56
11 Exeter City 39 55
12 AFC Wimbledon 39 53
13 Morecambe 39 50
14 Portsmouth 39 49
15 Dagenham & Redbridge 39 49
16 Oxford United 39 46
17 Accrington Stanley 39 46
18 Mansfield Town 39 45
19 Cambridge United 39 44
20 York City 39 41
21 Carlisle United 39 41
22 Hartlepool United 39 39
23 Tranmere Rovers 39 38
24 Cheltenham Town 39 37