FULL TIME: Mansfield Town 2 Accrington Stanley 3

ACCRINGTON Stanley scored two goals in the final two minutes of injury time to secure a dramatic win at Mansfield Town and avoid dropping back into the League Two relegation zone.

Stanley trailed 2-1 at Field Mill in the 93rd minute - a result that would have seen the Reds slip back into the bottom two.

But instead Kal Naismith levelled with his second goal of the game before James Gray claimed a stunning winner just 60 seconds later.

Victory meant Stanley rose to 17th in the League Two table.

James Beattie's side, who had Josh Windass up front with Danny Webber absent because of illness, went behind in the 23rd minute as John McCombe found the net after his initial effort had struck the bar from a corner.

Naismith made it 1-1 three minutes after half time thanks to a deflected effort, but McCombe scored his second of the game to put Mansfield in front - again after his initial effort from a corner had been kept out by Marcus Bettinelli.

The game seemed to be slipping away from Stanley but Naismith found the bottom corner to make it 2-2 deep into stoppage time, before Gray followed suit in the most dramatic of finishes.

Stanley: Marcus Bettinelli, Nicky Hunt (George Bowerman 78), Dean Winnard, Tom Aldred, Lee Naylor, Kal Naismith, Luke Joyce, Peter Murphy, Piero Mingoia, Josh Windass (Shay McCartan 78), James Gray. Subs not used: Rob Atkinson, Michael Liddle, Laurence Wilson, Michael Richardson, Will Hatfield.

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6:04pm Sat 21 Dec 13

tiojo says...

Statistics show that Stanley have scored more than 30% of their goals in the last 15 minutes of their games. Testimony to the team's determination and fitness. Well done.
Statistics show that Stanley have scored more than 30% of their goals in the last 15 minutes of their games. Testimony to the team's determination and fitness. Well done. tiojo

11:46am Sun 22 Dec 13

Burnley59/60 says...

A grand result well done to Stanley from a Claret who also loves the Accy Staney
A grand result well done to Stanley from a Claret who also loves the Accy Staney Burnley59/60

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