Mansfield twice came from behind to continue their unbeaten start to the League Two season with a 2-2 draw at Doncaster.

Nigel Clough’s side arguably had the better of the attacking play throughout but were forced to fight back in an entertaining clash of near-neighbours.

Tom Nixon and Joe Ironside struck either side of Louis Reed’s equaliser before George Maris salvaged the Stags a point late on.

Doncaster took the lead with a stunning strike from debutant Nixon. The Hull loanee chested down a half clearance and smashed home on the volley in the 20th minute.

Mansfield equalised after 42 minutes as Reed headed home a cross from Rhys Oates at the back post.

The visitors were the more threatening side in the early stages of the second half with substitute Will Swan twice going close.

But it was hosts Doncaster who took the lead when Ironside reacted quickest to Tommy Rowe’s blocked shot and fired past Christy Pym in the 76th minute.

Mansfield took just four minutes to find the equaliser as space opened up for substitute Maris to fire in low from 20 yards.