League Two
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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:

"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

Formation 3-5-2

  • 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

Formation 3-5-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Mansfield Town 1, York City 4.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Booking

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Lee Beevers (Mansfield Town).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, York City. Shaun Miller replaces Shaquile Coulthirst.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Keith Lowe.

  8. Post update

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

  9. 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.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Dave Winfield.

  11. Post update

    Corner, York City. Conceded by Lenny Pidgeley.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Chris Clements (Mansfield Town).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Shaquile Coulthirst (York City).

  18. Post update

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

  19. 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.

  20. Post update

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