League Two
PortsmouthPortsmouth6YorkYork City0

Portsmouth 6-0 York City

Portsmouth FC
Ben Davies (centre) scored his first goal of the season in Portsmouth's win over York

Six second-half goals saw Portsmouth ease past York City, who suffered their seventh successive defeat.

Jonathan Greening received a first-half red card for catching Michael Doyle in the face with his elbow.

Ben Davies and Marc McNulty scored early in the second half for Pompey.

Kyle Bennett set up McNulty to drive home his second and McNulty lobbed Scott Flinders to complete his hat-trick, before substitutes Ben Tollitt and Conor Chaplin finished the rout.

Portsmouth are fourth, four points behind third-placed Northampton.

The defeat extended York's wait for a win in League Two to 13 games, having last won against Newport on 5 September.

York City manager Jackie McNamara told BBC Radio York:

"The first half I thought we were fine.

"Obviously the sending off kills us a bit but at half time you get in there and obviously want to galvanise and make sure we don't give anything away easily or quickly.

"We lost a couple of early goals and we folded after that. I thought we crumbled.

"I thought we were individuals who felt sorry for ourselves and it turned out an embarrassing scoreline."

Line-ups

Portsmouth

Formation 4-4-2

  • 24Murphy
  • 2DaviesSubstituted forBocoat 73'minutes
  • 4Webster
  • 6Burgess
  • 3Stevens
  • 26Evans
  • 8Doyle
  • 29Hollands
  • 23BennettBooked at 45minsSubstituted forTollittat 76'minutes
  • 10McNultySubstituted forChaplinat 73'minutes
  • 13Lavery

Substitutes

  • 5Boco
  • 7McGurk
  • 15Barton
  • 18Tollitt
  • 19Chaplin
  • 20Clarke
  • 35Bass

York

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Flinders
  • 6Nolan
  • 31Boyle
  • 14SwanBooked at 25mins
  • 3Ilesanmi
  • 29SinclairSubstituted forGodfreyat 57'minutes
  • 30GreeningBooked at 45mins
  • 12Morris
  • 4Berrett
  • 13Straker
  • 9OliverSubstituted forHydeat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 17Hare
  • 19Hyde
  • 23Turner
  • 24Ingham
  • 26Godfrey
  • 27Tutonda
Referee:
Iain Williamson
Attendance:
13,616

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamYork
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home23
Away2
Shots on Target
Home12
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Portsmouth 6, York City 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Portsmouth 6, York City 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Romuald Boco (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  4. Post update

    Caolan Lavery (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by James Berrett (York City).

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Michael Doyle (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Caolan Lavery (Portsmouth).

  8. Post update

    Femi Ilesanmi (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Portsmouth 6, York City 0. Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Enda Stevens.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Eddie Nolan.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Portsmouth 5, York City 0. Ben Tollitt (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Enda Stevens.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gareth Evans (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Danny Hollands (Portsmouth).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Ben Tollitt replaces Kyle Bennett.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, York City. Jake Hyde replaces Vadaine Oliver.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

  19. Post update

    Caolan Lavery (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by George Swan (York City).