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17th December 2003 0:45

Mansfield Town 3 Wycombe Wanderers 2
Lawrence 12, pen 70, pen 90+5. McSporran 56, 58.
Attendance: 5,512 (163 from Wycombe)

Martin Shaw and Jeff Barnes at Field Mill

What drama at Field Mill tonight as Liam Lawrence completed the first hat-trick on his career with a penalty that turned out to be the last kick of the game. Report currently being written in the Match Centre.

Player ratings now in the Match Centre.
The Stags are through to Round 3 of the FA Cup after a dramatic 3-2 win over Wycombe tonight. Liam Lawrence was the Stags hero with a hat-trick, two of them penalties, as the Stags came from 2-1 behind to snatch a last minute victory.


Lawrence hat-trick sinks Chairboys 16 Dec

Liam Lawrence grabbed a hat-trick as Mansfield Town beat Wycombe 3-2 in a fluctuating FA Cup second round replay clash at Field Mill.

The Stags took a 14th minute lead when Lawrence lobbed the ball over Steve Williams.

However, the Chairboys hit back well and equalised in the 56th minute when McSporran drilled a shot home from just inside the area.

Three minutes later the visitors went ahead as McSporran turned Ian Simpemba's cross past Kevin Pilkington in the Mansfield goal.

With just 18 minutes later Keith Curle's side equalised when Lawrence slotted home a penalty after Steve Williams had brought down Iyseden Christie.

The game looked to be heading towards extra-time until Lawrence sealed a third round clash with Burnley when he scored his second penalty of the evening after Roger Johnson had fouled Lee Williamson.


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