Notts County 0-0 Mansfield: Point for new Magpies boss Kevin Nolan
Last Updated: 14/01/17 6:52pm
Kevin Nolan marked his first game in charge of Notts County by halting their 10-game losing league run as his side held local rivals Mansfield to a 0-0 draw at Meadow Lane.
The Magpies had been managerless since sacking John Sheridan on January 2, with former Leyton Orient boss Nolan, 34, taking the hot-seat on Thursday as the club's player-manager.
While he left himself out of his first squad, Nolan's Notts County did enough to warrant a first point since drawing with Luton back on October 29.
In the first half, Mansfield's Ben Whiteman fashioned the only goalscoring chance when he meandered into the box and saw his shot bounce off a County defender and loop into the air before being scrambled away by alert home goalkeeper Adam Collin.
County skipper Michael O'Connor saw a rifled shot closed down by a visiting defender after the restart, before Mansfield's Yoann Arquin inexplicably prodded wide just a few yards in front of goal to ensure the spoils were shared in front 11,328 supporters - Meadow Lane's biggest crowd of the season.