Thompson '...Mansfield were up for it'

Speaking to the local media after the game, Thompson said "I always said I would be honest with the supporters, well for the first 10 minutes we were abysmal, shocking.

"Mansfield were up for it and we were second to everything. Quite frankly we weren't at the races in the first half so we had to make one or two changes at half-time and they proved crucial.

"We had a right go in the second half and on the balance of play deserved our draw.

"We finished by far the stronger of the two teams.

"I suppose everyone will talk about the sending off and how that changed the game.

"Would we have got back to 2-2 if it had been 11 versus 11? I don't know. Also I don't know if it should have been a sending-off, but Peter (Shirtliff) is definitely not happy about it."