VIDEO: STAGS’ GOLDEN GOALS - Iyseden Christie grabs stoppage time Mansfield Town equaliser at Notts County

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It is something that football fans of all clubs argue about. What is the the best, most memorable or favourite goal scored by your heroes?

Each week we are taking a look at some of the best to hit the net for Mansfield Town over the past decades. If you have a goal you would like us to feature, email sport@chad.co.uk with brief details and your memories of the strike and we will try to include in a future article.

The latest in our series of golden Stags goals was suggested on fans’ website Stagsnet by hibbmtfc and Tel.

They remember the day Iyseden Christie snatched the most dramatic of equalisers in the local derby at Meadow Lane in front of a packed crowd.

Christie was the classic enigma of a striker - the darling of the fans one minute and then the butt of their frustrations the next.

But he will always be adored by the 3,000-plus Mansfield Town fans packed into the spion kop at Meadow Lane on 9th November, 2002.

The Stags had not won at Notts County for more than 40 years, but they were scenting a Division Two victory after promotion the previous season. Liam Lawrence gave the Stags a more than deserved half-time lead.

It was a pulsating local derby and more than 10,000 fans were treated to a thriller.

The visitors continued to create and miss chances - and were punished when County first levelled through a scrambled Richard Liburd finish and then took the lead just seven minutes from time.

WATCH Christie score the dramatic equaliser at Notts County

The injustice of the scoreline rankled the massed ranks of amber and blue. The injustice of the award of the free kick from which Darren Caskey curled County into the lead angered them even more.

To make matters worse, in the last minute Christie, getting on to the end of a Wayne Corden cross, volleyed over from close-range when it looked likely he would equalise.

He should have scored. He should have sent the thousands of visiting Stags into pandemonium — and then, remarkably, he did.

Four minutes into injury time — when only three minutes had been awarded — a long, hopeful ball forward by Matt Gadsby skimmed off the head of Caskey and went towards the County goal.

Christie, appearing to be several yards offside, on the edge of the penalty area, looked up and beat keeper Stuart Gardner with a left-footed drive into the bottom corner to snatch the unlikeliest of draws.

With County’s players, manager Billy Dearden and fans all protesting that Christie was offside, the Stags celebrated long after the final whistle.

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Sadly the draw was one of the few high points that season, which started so promisingly with a 4-2 home win over Plymouth but ended with relegation. It included the dramatic 5-4 home defeat to Bristol City, a six-goal win over Tranmere and a home victory over the Magpies.

Christie had a fine goalscoring ratio of around a goal every other game for the Stags.