Match gallery: Mansfield Town 1 Cheltenham Town 1

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Finnish international Daniel O’Shaughnessy rescued a point out of nowhere for visiting Cheltenham with a 30-yard rocket finish ten minutes from time as Mansfield Town were held 1-1 in this afternoon’s opening home League Two fixture.

In warm sunshine, the sides had battled out an unexciting first half with Harry Pell missing the best chance for the visitors.

Mansfield Town v Cheltenham
Matt Green tees up a first half shot on goal.

Mansfield Town v Cheltenham Matt Green tees up a first half shot on goal.

But, after Mitch Rose had notched his second goal of the week four minutes into the second-half, the visitors threatened rarely and Mansfield must have thought they were about to win their first home game to build on that opening victory at Newport.

But it wasn’t to be as O’Shaughessy smashed in the sort of goal more regularly seen on Match of the Day to spoil Stags’ day.

The leveller rocked the Stags who were lucky not to then lose it as the visitors produced a grandstand finish.

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OPINION: A fair but frustrating result
OPINION: It has still been a good start for Mansfield Town