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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:

"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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stevenage 2, York City 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Stevenage 2, York City 3.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Russell Penn (York City).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Bira Dembele (Stevenage).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, York City. Ryan Jarvis replaces Lindon Meikle.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Chris Whelpdale (Stevenage).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Keith Lowe.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Jake Hyde (York City).

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Stevenage. Calvin Zola replaces Jon Ashton.

  14. Post update

    Corner, York City. Conceded by Jon Ashton.

  15. Booking

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

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by John McCombe (York City).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Hand ball by Marvin McCoy (York City).

  20. 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.