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11th January 2003 21:12

Mansfield Town 0 Wycombe Wanderers 0
Att: 4,811 (433 from Wycombe)

Pilkington, Gadsby, Day, Curle, Eaton, Lawrence, Curtis, Disley, Corden, Christie, AWhite.
J.Clarke (for Curle, 45)
Larkin (for Lawrence, 61)
Williamson (for Disley, 71)
Subs not used: JWhite, Beardsley.

Referee: L.Mason (Lancashire)

Stags Bookings: Curtis, 20, Gadsby, 37.

First 0-0 draw at Field Mill since Aug 2001 against Southend.
First draw under Keith Curle.
Stags fail to score at home following four successive games scoring 4 goals at Field Mill.

Full Time Stats: (Mansfield/ Wycombe)
Goal Attempts 14 4
On Target 6 3
Offside 0 8
Corners 12 3
Free Kicks 23 11
Yellow Cards 2 2
Red Cards 0 0
Possession 64 36
Stags are held
CHAD website
Mansfield Town piled on the pressure but had to be content with a point in a 0-0 draw with visiting Wycombe Wanderers at a freezing Field Mill this afternoon.
Stags made all the running against a Wanderers side with five men in defence and just needed that bit of luck to find a way through them. But that crucial final touch eluded them.
The nearest they came was a low shot from Liam Lawrence on 34 minutes which came back off the foot of the far post.
Wycombe keeper Frank Talia also tipped over a Lawrence chip early on and watched with relief as Lawrence put over a volley from eight yards.
However, Stags twice had keeper Kevin Pilkington to thank in the first 17 minutes as Wycombe striker Stuart Roberts twice went through on goal in one-on-ones only to see Pilkington get in the way on both occasions.
The second half was one-way traffic in Mansfield's favour.
But Craig Disley sent a free header wide from eight yards and Iyseden Christie shot into the sidenetting after bursting into the box in their two best chances of the half.
When Wayne Corden's cross passed through everyone in the six-yard box in the last minute is was obviously not going to be Stags' day.
A crowd of 4,811 braved the icy and foggy weather to see the game on a pitch that suvived a morning inspection.
Asistant manager John Gannon said: "Chances went begging and we battered them second half, but sometimes you have games like that and you have to take a point and move on.
"We were very pleased with the way the lads played and no one could say they didn't give their all.
"We just needed that vital touch in front of goal.
"Wycome defended so deep they were on top of their keeper at times. Our keeper had frostbite by the end but we couldn't get the goal we needed."
Report from BBC.co.uk:
Wycombe produced a battling defensive display to earn a point at Mansfield.
The visitors had the first chance when Steve Brown sent Stuart Roberts clear, but his effort was saved by Kevin Pilkington's legs.
Liam Lawrence had the best chance for the hosts but, after bursting clear, he blasted his shot against the inside of the post after 33 minutes.
Mansfield's Craig Disley also failed to hit the target with a free header from Wayne Corden's free-kick after the interval and substitute Lee Williamson's low drive from the edge of the area was palmed wide by Wycombe goalkeeper Frank Talia.
Iyseden Christie blasted a shot into the side netting late on before Tom Curtis fired a rasping drive just over the crossbar.


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