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Sixfields Stadium (ATT 5,129) 15th March 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Northamptn Northampton Town vs Mansfield Town Mansfield

Northamptn 1

D Carter (pen 64)

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Mansfield 1

O Palmer (32)
D Westlake (S/O 64)

Northampton claim vital point

Last Updated: 15/03/14 6:37pm

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Darren Carter: On the scoresheet

Darren Carter: On the scoresheet

Darren Carter extended Northampton's unbeaten run to six games with the second half equaliser in the 1-1 draw with Mansfield Town.

Northampton were quickly out of the blocks and Brennan Dickenson latched onto Alan Connell's pass only to be denied by Alan Marriott while Chris Hackett also tested the experienced keeper with a free-kick.

But Hackett was forced to clear Ryan Tafazolli's header off the line and Lee Stevenson was off target as Mansfield threatened. The visitors broke the deadlock in the 32nd minute when Mathias Kouo-Doumbe was undone by Matt Rhead's clever pass and Oliver Palmer beat the advancing Matt Duke.

Cobblers went close to an equaliser before the break with Ricky Ravenhill blazing over, Hackett having a goal-bound shot deflected over and Kouo-Doumbe heading wide at the near post.

Connell fired over after the restart and substitute Ian Morris forced Marriott to tip his fierce drive over from the edge of the box. Chris Wilder's men finally drew level in the 64th minute from the penalty spot after Hackett's cross was handled by Darryl Westlake, who was sent off, and Carter beat Marriott from the spot.

Despite being down to ten men, Mansfield were still a threat, Anthony Howell shot into the side-netting from a tight angle and James Jennings fired over. But Hackett missed a great chance in the closing stages when he volleyed Connell's cross over.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 21 42
2 Shrewsbury Town 21 40
3 Luton Town 21 40
4 Burton Albion 22 40
5 Plymouth Argyle 21 37
6 Southend United 21 35
7 Newport County AFC 21 34
8 Exeter City 22 34
9 Bury 21 31
10 Morecambe 21 30
11 Accrington Stanley 21 30
12 Cambridge United 21 29
13 Stevenage 21 28
14 Portsmouth 21 27
15 AFC Wimbledon 21 27
16 Mansfield Town 21 26
17 Oxford United 21 25
18 Cheltenham Town 21 25
19 Northampton Town 21 24
20 Dagenham & Redbridge 21 21
21 Carlisle United 21 21
22 York City 21 20
23 Tranmere Rovers 21 19
24 Hartlepool United 21 13