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Mansfield Town 1-4 York City

York City earned a vital victory in the battle to avoid relegation defeating Mansfield despite having keeper Bobby Olejnik sent off in the first half.

Keith Lowe opened the scoring with a header for York with Shaq Coulthirst doubling their lead with a low finish.

Olejnik was red carded for handling outside the box but Jake Hyde thundered in a header after the break for 3-0.

Matt Rhead pulled one back for Mansfield with a strike off the post but Coulthirst stabbed home late on.

York are now three points above the bottom two in League Two.

Mansfield Town manager Adam Murray told BBC Radio Nottingham:

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Murray on Mansfield v York

"It's the lowest point of my time in charge so far. We didn't carry out any kind of game plan, we might as well have spent a week at home and done no preparation.

"We showed no bravery on the ball and none without it. Its a tough one to take and we can only apologise to the fans who came to see us.

"You're asking people to carry out responsibilities and jobs - only they can do that. I don't hold anything against people for walking out, the group deserved it today."

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 40Pidgeley
  • 3RileySubstituted forHawkridgeat 24'minutes
  • 32Raynes
  • 6Tafazolli
  • 18Beevers
  • 28Clements
  • 25OliverBooked at 41minsSubstituted forFisherat 66'minutes
  • 12McGuire
  • 26Elder
  • 29KeeSubstituted forRheadat 52'minutes
  • 11Bingham

Substitutes

  • 1Studer
  • 2Sutton
  • 8Fisher
  • 9Rhead
  • 15Ravenhill
  • 20Thomas
  • 33Hawkridge

York

  • 31OlejnikBooked at 32mins
  • 5McCombe
  • 15Lowe
  • 16Winfield
  • 17Halliday
  • 8SummerfieldBooked at 90mins
  • 10PennSubstituted forInghamat 33'minutes
  • 12Carson
  • 18Platt
  • 30CoulthirstSubstituted forMillerat 90+5'minutes
  • 39HydeSubstituted forO'Hanlonat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2McCoy
  • 3Ilesanmi
  • 11Miller
  • 14Montrose
  • 20Meikle
  • 23O'Hanlon
  • 24Ingham
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
3,133

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamYork
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home15
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away9
Corners
Home9
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Mansfield Town 1, York City 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 1, York City 4.

Booking

Luke Summerfield (York City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Lee Beevers (Mansfield Town).

Luke Summerfield (York City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Shaun Miller replaces Shaquile Coulthirst.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Keith Lowe.

Attempt blocked. Terry Hawkridge (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 1, York City 4. Shaquile Coulthirst (York City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Dave Winfield.

Corner, York City. Conceded by Lenny Pidgeley.

Attempt saved. Josh O'Hanlon (York City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Shaquile Coulthirst (York City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Chris Clements (Mansfield Town).

Josh O'Hanlon (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Shaquile Coulthirst (York City).

Attempt saved. Rakish Bingham (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Mansfield Town 1, York City 3. Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Chris Clements (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Shaquile Coulthirst.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by John McCombe.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Josh O'Hanlon replaces Jake Hyde.

Attempt missed. Michael Raynes (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Callum Elder (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jake Hyde (York City).

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Keith Lowe.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Jake Hyde.

Attempt blocked. Callum Elder (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Alex Fisher replaces Vadaine Oliver.

Terry Hawkridge (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Shaquile Coulthirst (York City).

Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jake Hyde (York City).

Attempt blocked. Terry Hawkridge (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Brad Halliday.

Foul by Rakish Bingham (Mansfield Town).

Josh Carson (York City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Michael Raynes (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jake Hyde (York City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton38237856322476
2Shrewsbury39228958283074
3Wycombe392014558362274
4Bury382071150371367
5Southend38171294435963
6Newport391710124542361
7Plymouth391791345281760
8Luton391610134639758
9Stevenage38169135246657
10Northampton39175175850856
11Exeter391413125253-155
12Wimbledon391411145050053
13Morecambe391311154144-350
14Portsmouth391213144444049
15Dag & Red39147184652-649
16Oxford Utd391113154046-646
17Accrington39137194765-1846
18Mansfield39129183350-1745
19Cambridge391111175253-144
20York39817144146-541
21Carlisle39125224664-1841
22Hartlepool39116223158-2739
23Tranmere39911194155-1438
24Cheltenham39813183558-2337
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