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Stevenage 2-3 York City

Wes Fletcher

Wes Fletcher scored twice as unbeaten York City won a five-goal thriller against 10-man Stevenage to secure their first League Two win this season.

Michael Coulson curled in a free-kick and Fletcher slotted in to give the visitors a two-goal advantage.

Boro then had Andy Bond sent off for a lunge on Fletcher but a Chris Whelpdale header and Tom Pett shot made it 2-2.

However Pett felled Marvin McCoy in the area and Fletcher held his nerve to score the winner from the penalty spot.

Stevenage Manager Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Westley on Stevenage v York

"I'm fed up talking about decisions. That referee was completely blocked on the penalty. We looked at the footage and he can't see it. It wasn't a penalty that should have been given.

"We made a mistake early on. The ball was in the back of the net from a shot where we put a three-man wall instead of a four-man wall. I don't know why we did that. That was an error.

"Mistakes happen in football and it was in our hands to us to get back into the game. If we kept eleven men on the pitch we would have won the game.

"We were the better side in the second half. I said to them at half-time that it's a test of character - an opportunity for us all to show the Stevenage public what we're all about. I thought the lads did stand up in the second half."

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 1Beasant
  • 25Henry
  • 6BondBooked at 32mins
  • 5AshtonBooked at 11minsSubstituted forZolaat 83'minutes
  • 23OkimoSubstituted forDembeleat 45'minutes
  • 11Pett
  • 22Lee
  • 8Walton
  • 7Whelpdale
  • 9CharlesBooked at 2mins
  • 24LancasterSubstituted forMarriottat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Dembele
  • 10Zola
  • 14Marriott
  • 15Calcutt
  • 16Day
  • 34Deacon

York

  • 24Ingham
  • 2McCoy
  • 5McCombe
  • 3Ilesanmi
  • 20MeikleSubstituted forJarvisat 88'minutes
  • 7Coulson
  • 8Summerfield
  • 13StrakerBooked at 55minsSubstituted forHydeat 71'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 15Lowe
  • 10Penn
  • 9Fletcher

Substitutes

  • 1Mooney
  • 6Parslow
  • 11Jarvis
  • 14Montrose
  • 16Winfield
  • 21Hirst
  • 39Hyde
Referee:
Darren Sheldrake
Attendance:
3,090

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamYork
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home10
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Stevenage 2, York City 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stevenage 2, York City 3.

Tom Pett (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Russell Penn (York City).

Foul by Bira Dembele (Stevenage).

Jake Hyde (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Ryan Jarvis replaces Lindon Meikle.

Foul by Chris Whelpdale (Stevenage).

Marvin McCoy (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Keith Lowe.

Charlie Lee (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jake Hyde (York City).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Calvin Zola replaces Jon Ashton.

Corner, York City. Conceded by Jon Ashton.

Booking

Jake Hyde (York City) is shown the yellow card.

Adam Marriott (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John McCombe (York City).

Attempt saved. Simon Walton (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Hand ball by Marvin McCoy (York City).

Goal!

Goal! Stevenage 2, York City 3. Wes Fletcher (York City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Penalty conceded by Darius Charles (Stevenage) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty York City. Marvin McCoy draws a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt blocked. Luke Summerfield (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Jake Hyde replaces Anthony Straker.

Attempt missed. Simon Walton (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Bira Dembele (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Michael Coulson (York City).

Ronnie Henry (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Wes Fletcher (York City).

Attempt missed. Charlie Lee (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Darius Charles (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lindon Meikle (York City).

Goal!

Goal! Stevenage 2, York City 2. Tom Pett (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ronnie Henry.

Jon Ashton (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Wes Fletcher (York City).

Goal!

Goal! Stevenage 1, York City 2. Chris Whelpdale (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Bira Dembele.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Adam Marriott replaces Cameron Lancaster.

Hand ball by Lindon Meikle (York City).

Attempt missed. John McCombe (York City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Corner, York City. Conceded by Jon Ashton.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham642073414
2Morecambe6411105513
3Burton541073413
4Shrewsbury6321116511
5Wycombe632184411
6Bury632174311
7Northampton632164211
8Plymouth631284410
9Portsmouth531163310
10Mansfield630367-19
11York61508718
12Wimbledon6222111108
13Southend62225508
14Cambridge521210647
15Tranmere6213101007
16Dag & Red6213810-27
17Stevenage6213811-37
18Hartlepool620447-36
19Luton612347-35
20Newport511347-34
21Accrington6114713-64
22Carlisle6033614-83
23Oxford Utd602459-42
24Exeter602439-62
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