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Mansfield Town 0-1 York City

Ryan Bowman

Ryan Bowman scored a controversial first-half penalty to help York City beat Mansfield Town.

Referee Darren Drysdale, who was booed off at full-time, pointed to the spot after John Dempster felled Josh Carson.

The Stags protested as Bowman coolly slotted home, and the hosts were further incensed when they had two penalty shouts of their own ignored.

York had a second penalty awarded for handball in stoppage time, but keeper Alan Marriott foiled Wes Fletcher.

After having the first penalty go against them, Mansfield's Dempster went down holding his head, with team-mates claiming Bowman had elbowed him - but nothing was given.

The hosts thought they should have had a penalty when Keith Lowe's outstretched arm seemed to stop McGuire's high ball into the box, and again they appealed when Matt Rhead looked as though he had his shirt pulled at a free-kick.

Mansfield manager Paul Cox told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"I think frustration is an understatement. I don't usually mention referees but I think he needs a mention tonight.

"When managers and players come off they analyse their performance and it would be interesting to know the referee's thoughts on his own performance tonight.

"To say some of the decisions were bemusing is an understatement.

"I feel the lads have worked really hard. The least we should have come out with was a draw. The referee should probably look at himself and the DVD and probably put his hand up and say he's had another bad day at the office."

York City manager Nigel Worthington told BBC Radio York:

"To be fair, we came though it in fantastic style and we stood up to the challenge.

"You know what's coming when you play Mansfield, it's coming in the box no matter where it is and that's their style.

"You've got to stand up to it and we, as a group of players, did that in magnificent style.

"We've got a huge three points."

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 1Marriott
  • 28WestlakeSubstituted forBeeversat 29'minutes
  • 16Jennings
  • 6RileyBooked at 43mins
  • 12Tafazolli
  • 4DempsterSubstituted forPalmerat 58'minutes
  • 23McGuire
  • 21MurraySubstituted forCainat 74'minutes
  • 11ClucasBooked at 56mins
  • 9Rhead
  • 20Meikle

Substitutes

  • 10Stevenson
  • 15Dyer
  • 17Beevers
  • 19Clements
  • 24Cain
  • 30Daniel
  • 36Palmer

York

  • 31Pope
  • 2Oyebanjo
  • 3Davies
  • 10Penn
  • 15Lowe
  • 16McCombe
  • 12Carson
  • 37ReedSubstituted forMontroseat 77'minutes
  • 7CoulsonSubstituted forJarvisat 85'minutes
  • 19BowmanSubstituted forFletcherat 72'minutes
  • 26Hayhurst

Substitutes

  • 5McGurk
  • 9Fletcher
  • 11Jarvis
  • 14Montrose
  • 18Platt
  • 24Ingham
  • 28Puri
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
2,865

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamYork
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home7
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home15
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Mansfield Town 0, York City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 0, York City 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Ben Davies.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Martin Riley (Mansfield Town).

  7. Post update

    Wes Fletcher (York City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  8. Post update

    Penalty saved! Wes Fletcher (York City) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

  9. Post update

    Penalty conceded by James Jennings (Mansfield Town) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Lee Beevers (Mansfield Town).

  11. Post update

    Wes Fletcher (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Ben Davies (York City).

  14. Post update

    Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Ben Davies (York City).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, York City. Ryan Jarvis replaces Michael Coulson.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Ben Davies.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Coulson (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chesterfield361712757342363
2Scunthorpe361517456371962
3Rochdale351871054381661
4Burton36161284035560
5Fleetwood361771251411058
6Oxford Utd361414848341456
7Southend361312114436851
8Plymouth35149124038251
9York361213114238449
10Hartlepool361210144040046
11Morecambe351210134249-746
12Dag & Red351112124344-145
13Newport341111124346-344
14Cheltenham351014114046-644
15Wimbledon361110153541-643
16Bristol Rovers351012133436-242
17Portsmouth36915123748-1142
18Mansfield361012143649-1342
19Bury34914114040041
20Wycombe351011143842-441
21Accrington351011143945-641
22Exeter361010164148-740
23Northampton35910162944-1537
24Torquay3589183353-2033
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