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Cox content with draw

Mansfield manager Paul Cox admitted his side had to cling on for a 1-1 draw away to Portsmouth.

But Cox was disappointed to see the Stags surrender the advantage given to them by Lee Stevenson's overhead kick as home debutant Ryan Taylor scored 12 minutes from time to ensure it finished 1-1 at Fratton Park.

"I thought we were in control of the game at the point we went ahead, so you'd probably say it was two points dropped," said Cox.

"In saying that, if you look at the subs who came on for Portsmouth they made a massive impact. They threw the kitchen sink at us and we had to hold on at the end. After they scored, it was quite edgy.

"But it's not a bad point away from home. When you look at the players they've got, coming away and grabbing a point is good.

"We need to turn our home form around. That's our problem. We're working extremely hard to try and rectify it. Our home form is the bogey at the moment and if we get that off our back, we'll climb the table."