Match gallery: Mansfield Town 1 Portsmouth 1

A Ryan Tafazolli own goal saw Mansfield Town agonisingly held to a 1-1 home draw by play-off rivals Portsmouth at One Call Stadium this afternoon.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 19th March 2016, 7:16 pm
Updated Saturday, 19th March 2016, 7:21 pm
Mansfield Town v Portsmouth on Saturday March 19th 2016. Mansfield keeper Scott Shearer saves a penalty. Photo: Chris Etchells
Mansfield Town v Portsmouth on Saturday March 19th 2016. Mansfield keeper Scott Shearer saves a penalty. Photo: Chris Etchells

The Stags gave as good as they got against their wealthier and more illustrious opposition and had Scott Shearer to thank for another great penalty save, having saved two in one game against Morecambe last month.

Mansfield even grabbed a lead through Matt Green’s 12th of the season, with an assist for debut-making Mani Dieservuwe, as Stags ended a goal drought of 302 minutes.

But Tafazolli could do little as Ben Davies’ corner found the net off his legs just before the break.

Mansfield Town v Portsmouth on Saturday March 19th 2016. Mansfield keeper Scott Shearer saves a penalty. Photo: Chris Etchells

Neither side could then go on and grab a winner with a draw little help to either side at this stage of the campaign

Mansfield Town v Portsmouth on Saturday March 19th 2016. Mansfield keeper Scott Shearer saves a penalty. Photo: Chris Etchells