Patrick McLaughlin

McLaughlin has now notched four goals this season

York thumped Braintree to move into the Blue Square Bet Premier play-off spots.

Ashley Chambers opened the scoring then Patrick McLaughlin's neat finish and Jamal Fyfield's backheel made it 3-0.

McLaughlin notched his brace from distance before Sean Marks and Aswad Thomas got the visitors back in it.

Braintree's David Stevens was sent off for a foul in the area, Jason Walker converting the penalty, before Adriano Moke made it six and Andrew Yiadom also saw red for the visitors.

The result means the Minstermen move into the play-off places at the expense of the visitors, who drop to seventh.

Yiadom's red card in injury time, for a lunge on Chris Smith, compounded a miserable afternoon for the Iron - he had only entered the field as a 77th-minute substitute.

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York City manager Gary Mills told BBC Radio York:

"From start to finish today we've played some great stuff on our front foot.

"They were in the top five before we started today and you can probably see why.

"They started well but once we started getting hold of that ball we opened them up."

Match Stats

Shots

17 9

On target

11 4

Corners

11 7

Fouls

14 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:13 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +3:42

Unfair challenge on Brad Quinton by Chris Smith results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Adam Bailey-Dennis.

90:00 +2:22

Direct free kick taken by Scott Kerr.

90:00 +2:22 Dismissal

Dismissal Andrew Yiadom is shown a red card.

90:00 +2:14

Foul by Andrew Yiadom on Chris Smith, free kick awarded.

90:00 +1:30

The ball is delivered by Jamie Reed, save by Nathan McDonald.

89:43

Unfair challenge on Daniel Parslow by Jai Reason results in a free kick. Patrick McLaughlin takes the free kick.

86:31

Jai Reason fouled by James Meredith, the ref awards a free kick. Matt Johnson takes the direct free kick.

85:07 Substitution

Substitution (York) makes a substitution, with Jamie Reed coming on for Jason Walker.

84:07 Goal scored

Goal! - Adriano Moke - York 6 - 2 Braintree Adriano Moke fires in a goal from just inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. York 6-2 Braintree Town.

82:17

Outswinging corner taken by Matt Johnson from the right by-line, clearance made by Jamal Fyfield.

81:58

Corner taken right-footed by Jai Reason, save by Michael Ingham.

81:53

Centre by Jai Reason, Chris Smith manages to make a clearance.

81:29

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jai Reason, save made by Michael Ingham.

80:44

Adriano Moke is ruled offside. Nathan McDonald restarts play with the free kick.

80:04

Shot by Matty Blair. Save by Nathan McDonald.

78:55

Unfair challenge on Scott Kerr by Jai Reason results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael Ingham.

77:15 Substitution

Substitution (Braintree Town) makes a substitution, with Andrew Yiadom coming on for Kenny Davis.

77:15 Substitution

Substitution (York) makes a substitution, with Adriano Moke coming on for Ashley Chambers.

77:15

Jon Challinor has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.

75:35

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ashley Chambers from the left by-line, Nicky Symons manages to make a clearance.

72:51

Corner taken left-footed by Patrick McLaughlin from the right by-line to the near post, Matty Blair takes a shot. Pat O'Connor gets a block in. Corner from the right by-line taken by Patrick McLaughlin, Adam Bailey-Dennis makes a clearance.

72:17

Unfair challenge on Aswad Thomas by Matty Blair results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Jai Reason, Chris Smith makes a clearance.

71:01 Goal scored

Goal! - Jason Walker - York 5 - 2 Braintree Penalty taken right-footed by Jason Walker and scored. York 5-2 Braintree Town.

69:49 Dismissal

Dismissal David Stevens shown a red card for professional foul.

69:43

David Stevens gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Matty Blair.

66:05 Substitution

Substitution (York) makes a substitution, with Daniel Parslow coming on for Andre Boucaud.

63:42

Unfair challenge on Brad Quinton by Scott Kerr results in a free kick. Brad Quinton takes the free kick.

62:54

Mark McCammon challenges Jamal Fyfield unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jamal Fyfield.

61:52 Substitution

Substitution Sean Marks goes off and Mark McCammon comes on.

61:06

Assist by Sean Marks.

61:06 Goal scored

Goal! - Aswad Thomas - York 4 - 2 Braintree Aswad Thomas scores a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. York 4-2 Braintree Town.

58:24

Aswad Thomas crosses the ball, Kenny Davis takes a shot. Save by Michael Ingham. Corner taken by Jai Reason, Sean Marks concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Ingham. Michael Ingham takes the free kick.

57:08

Nathan McDonald restarts play with the free kick.

57:08 Booking

Booking Jon Challinor receives a yellow card.

56:48

Jon Challinor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aswad Thomas.

55:36

Ashley Chambers crosses the ball, Header from deep inside the area by Jason Walker goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

54:46

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ashley Chambers from the left by-line.

54:21

Brad Quinton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Kerr. Jon Challinor takes the direct free kick.

53:51

Unfair challenge on Aswad Thomas by Patrick McLaughlin results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Nathan McDonald.

53:28

Pat O'Connor produces a cross, Michael Ingham makes a save.

52:30

Unfair challenge on Brad Quinton by Jason Walker results in a free kick. Adam Bailey-Dennis restarts play with the free kick.

51:53

The assistant referee signals for offside against Sean Marks. Michael Ingham restarts play with the free kick.

45:27

Andre Boucaud takes the free kick.

45:27 Booking

Booking Adam Bailey-Dennis receives a caution.

45:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Bailey-Dennis on Jason Walker.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +2:34 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +0:43

Shot by Kenny Davis from inside the penalty box hits the post.

45:00 +0:40 Substitution

Substitution Ben Wright leaves the field to be replaced by Brad Quinton.

45:00 +0:21

Assist by Kenny Davis.

45:00 +0:21 Goal scored

Goal! - Sean Marks - York 4 - 1 Braintree Sean Marks finds the back of the net with a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. York 4-1 Braintree Town.

44:35

Matty Blair is caught offside. Nathan McDonald restarts play with the free kick.

41:54

Short corner taken by Ben Wright. Ben Wright has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

40:50

The assist for the goal came from Jason Walker.

40:50 Goal scored

Goal! - Patrick McLaughlin - York 4 - 0 Braintree Patrick McLaughlin grabs a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. York 4-0 Braintree Town.

39:37

The ball is delivered by Ashley Chambers, Chris Smith takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Nathan McDonald.

39:37 Booking

Booking Caution for Nicky Symons.

39:32

Foul by Nicky Symons on Ashley Chambers, free kick awarded.

36:30

Patrick McLaughlin provided the assist for the goal.

36:30 Goal scored

Goal! - Jamal Fyfield - York 3 - 0 Braintree Jamal Fyfield finds the back of the net with a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. York 3-0 Braintree Town.

35:46

Ashley Chambers sends in a cross,

35:46 Booking

Booking Booking for Pat O'Connor for unsporting behaviour.

35:42

Foul by Pat O'Connor on Ashley Chambers, free kick awarded.

34:20

Jai Reason takes the free kick.

34:20 Booking

Booking Chris Smith is shown a yellow card.

34:12

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Smith on Kenny Davis.

33:25

Short corner taken by Ashley Chambers from the left by-line. Centre by Ashley Chambers.

31:58

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nicky Symons by Andre Boucaud. Free kick crossed by Jai Reason. The offside flag is raised against Sean Marks. Michael Ingham takes the direct free kick.

30:05

Patrick McLaughlin takes a shot. David Stevens gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ashley Chambers, David Stevens makes a clearance.

27:44

The assist for the goal came from James Meredith.

27:44 Goal scored

Goal! - Patrick McLaughlin - York 2 - 0 Braintree Patrick McLaughlin finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. York 2-0 Braintree Town.

26:10

Corner taken right-footed by Ashley Chambers, save made by Nathan McDonald.

23:00

Jason Walker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Stevens. Nathan McDonald takes the direct free kick.

22:06

Scott Kerr produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

21:49

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Patrick McLaughlin from the right by-line, Adam Bailey-Dennis makes a clearance.

20:34

Effort on goal by Ashley Chambers from 18 yards. Save by Nathan McDonald.

18:52

Outswinging corner taken by Ben Wright from the right by-line played to the near post, Jamal Fyfield makes a clearance.

18:00

Corner taken by Patrick McLaughlin from the right by-line.

16:40

Aswad Thomas produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

15:48

The ball is delivered by Ashley Chambers, Effort on goal by Jason Walker from inside the box misses to the right of the target.

14:15

Assist on the goal came from Scott Kerr.

14:15 Goal scored

Goal! - Ashley Chambers - York 1 - 0 Braintree A goal is scored by Ashley Chambers from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. York 1-0 Braintree Town.

12:49

Corner taken by Ashley Chambers played to the near post, Kenny Davis manages to make a clearance.

11:45

Sean Marks fouled by Scott Kerr, the ref awards a free kick. Ben Wright takes the direct free kick.

7:36

Ashley Chambers takes a shot. Blocked by Adam Bailey-Dennis. Patrick McLaughlin has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

7:05

Patrick McLaughlin decides to take the corner short.

6:09

Foul by Aswad Thomas on Matty Blair, free kick awarded. Patrick McLaughlin takes the free kick.

5:29

Header on goal by Sean Marks from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

4:54

Unfair challenge on Sean Marks by Jamal Fyfield results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jai Reason.

4:26

Ashley Chambers has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

3:24

Effort on goal by Adam Bailey-Dennis from just inside the area clears the bar.

2:16

Ben Wright takes a shot. Jamal Fyfield gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken by Ben Wright from the right by-line played to the near post, James Meredith makes a clearance.

1:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jason Walker on Pat O'Connor. Adam Bailey-Dennis takes the direct free kick.

1:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matty Blair on Aswad Thomas. Nathan McDonald restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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