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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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1 Burton Albion 46 94
2 Shrewsbury Town 46 89
3 Bury 46 85
4 Wycombe Wanderers 46 84
5 Southend United 46 84
6 Stevenage 46 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 46 71
8 Luton Town 46 68
9 Newport County AFC 46 65
10 Exeter City 46 64
11 Morecambe 46 63
12 Northampton Town 46 61
13 Oxford United 46 61
14 Dagenham & Redbridge 46 59
15 AFC Wimbledon 46 58
16 Portsmouth 46 57
17 Accrington Stanley 46 56
18 York City 46 52
19 Cambridge United 46 51
20 Carlisle United 46 50
21 Mansfield Town 46 48
22 Hartlepool United 46 45
23 Cheltenham Town 46 41
24 Tranmere Rovers 46 39