League Two
YorkYork City2WycombeWycombe Wanderers0

Two first-half goals saw play-off chasing York City win their fourth game in a row and beat Wycombe.

The hosts took an early lead as Sam Togwell fouled Josh Carson and Ryan Bowman converted the resulting penalty.

City had a Keith Lowe header disallowed but soon doubled their lead when Carson received the ball from Will Hayhurst and fired in from the edge of the box.

Wycombe's woes were added to when debutant Togwell was sent off for a second bookable offence in injury time.

York City manager Nigel Worthington told BBC Radio York:

"That first 45 minutes today was probably as good as I've seen.

"The movement, the energy, the invention within the team was fantastic.

"We would love to do that for the course of 90 minutes but you know at some stage the opposition's going to try and stop you or help you in some way.

"In the second half there was a stiff breeze in our face but we kept a clean sheet, we stayed in control, we kept Wycombe at bay and it's a big three points."

Wycombe Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"The wind was right in our face and York obviously knew what they were doing. They turned us round straight from the kick off and took advantage of the wind up here.

"We didn't get going for 10 minutes and by that time we were 1-0 down with a soft penalty, and you can't afford to do that, especially where we are in the league.

"I was disappointed today. Disappointed with a few performances; they were well under par of what they've shown in recent weeks.

"The second goal, just before half time was absolute comedy for me. Our corner, and then they score from our corner. You work that one out."

Line-ups

York

  • 31Pope
  • 2Oyebanjo
  • 3Davies
  • 10Penn
  • 15Lowe
  • 16McCombe
  • 12Carson
  • 37ReedBooked at 68minsSubstituted forMontroseat 87'minutes
  • 19BowmanSubstituted forFletcherat 67'minutes
  • 7CoulsonSubstituted forJarvisat 79'minutes
  • 26Hayhurst

Substitutes

  • 5McGurk
  • 9Fletcher
  • 11Jarvis
  • 14Montrose
  • 18Platt
  • 24Ingham
  • 28Puri

Wycombe

  • 1Ingram
  • 2McCoy
  • 11Wood
  • 10Bloomfield
  • 5Stewart
  • 6Johnson
  • 23Arnold
  • 28TogwellBooked at 90mins
  • 18KuffourSubstituted forStycheat 62'minutes
  • 7MorganSubstituted forCraigat 54'minutes
  • 22KretzschmarSubstituted forJeffreyat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Horlock
  • 15Jeffrey
  • 16Pittman
  • 19Pierre
  • 20Craig
  • 21Kewley-Graham
  • 27Styche
Referee:
Steven Rushton
Attendance:
3,455

Match Stats

Home TeamYorkAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home7
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away8
Fouls
Home10
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, York City 2, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, York City 2, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

  3. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Sam Togwell (Wycombe Wanderers).

  4. Post update

    Lewis Montrose (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Sam Togwell (Wycombe Wanderers).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Anthony Jeffrey (Wycombe Wanderers).

  8. Post update

    Hand ball by Reece Styche (Wycombe Wanderers).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, York City. Lewis Montrose replaces Adam Reed.

  10. Booking

    Sam Togwell (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Sam Togwell (Wycombe Wanderers).

  13. Post update

    Corner, York City. Conceded by Nick Arnold.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Nick Arnold (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a fast break.

  16. Post update

    Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box following a fast break.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Jarvis (York City).

  18. Post update

    Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, York City. Ryan Jarvis replaces Michael Coulson.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. William Hayhurst (York City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.