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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Christopher Hamilton (35', 90'+4')
  • Kane Hemmings (80')
  • Hayden White (68')
  • Harry Pell (24' PEN)
  • Elijah Adebayo (74')
  • Taylor Moore (41')
  • Daniel Wright (83')

CJ Hamilton hits late winner in bad-tempered affair at Mansfield

Mansfield winger CJ Hamilton was the late hero with a 94th minute winner as Cheltenham finished a thrilling game with nine men and the Stags with 10.
Hamilton scored his second and crucial goal at the death with a rising shot from six yards after Mal Benning's shot had been blocked to make it 3-2 to the home side.
Cheltenham's afternoon began well as they took a 24th minute lead from the spot through Harry Pell after Hayden White had upended Mohamed Eisa.
But the Stags were level after 35 minutes as Hamilton turned home a low Alfie Potter cross from close range.
The visitors were reduced to 10 men with 41 minutes gone after Taylor Moore was dismissed for an elbow across the face of Danny Rose.
Cheltenham boss Gary Johnson was sent to the stands after he and home assistant boss Paul Raynor had squared up.
The visitors then lost top scorer Eisa on a stretcher after he had stayed down following a tackle by Krystian Pearce, all the incidents resulting in 12 added first half minutes.
The sides were evened up after 68 minutes as White was dismissed for his two-footed lunge at Ilias Chatzitheodoridis.
And Cheltenham were back ahead after 74 minutes when Danny Wright set up Elijah Adebayo for a superb rising finish at the near post.
But Mansfield sub Kane Hemmings levelled it after 81, three minutes after coming on, with a close range finish after good work from Alex MacDonald.
Cheltenham ended the game with nine men after Wright hit Potter on the back of the head to earn an 83rd minute red card before Hamilton secured the points with his late winner.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Lincoln City 42 +35 84
2 Bury 42 +26 74
3 Mansfield Town 42 +27 73
4 Milton Keynes Dons 42 +22 72
5 Tranmere Rovers 42 +16 71
6 Forest Green Rovers 42 +20 67
7 Exeter City 42 +12 65
8 Carlisle United 42 +3 61
9 Colchester United 42 +6 60
10 Swindon Town 42 +3 60
11 Stevenage 42 -2 60
12 Newport County 41 -5 60
13 Oldham Athletic 41 +12 58
14 Crewe Alexandra 42 -1 56
15 Northampton Town 42 -2 54
16 Cheltenham Town 42 -6 53
17 Grimsby Town 42 -12 50
18 Port Vale 42 -12 47
19 Morecambe 42 -17 47
20 Crawley Town 42 -19 46
21 Cambridge United 42 -24 45
22 Macclesfield Town 42 -25 39
23 Yeovil Town 42 -23 37
24 Notts County 42 -34 37