Jamal Fyfield scored an injury-time equaliser as play-off chasing York battled back to hold Mansfield.

Matt Green gave the visitors a first-half lead from close range and Aman Verma made it 2-0 in the 72nd minute from the edge of the area.

Matty Blair gave York hope with 13 minutes remaining with a close-range finish into the bottom corner.

And Fyfield rescued a point and kept City in the top five with a volley from 12 yards out.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

York City manager Gary Mills told BBC Radio York:

"We're going a goal down and we've gone two down today and we've had to work hard to come back. We can't keep doing that.

"We're working hard but it's just not happening for us the way we want it at the moment and we're having to dig in there to get a point.

"It's a point. We know we need to get threes. But the period we're going through at the moment, we're having to settle for a point."

Mansfield Town boss Paul Cox told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"It feels like we've lost. I thought we came here and worked extremely hard and our shape was good.

"The two goals we scored were excellent and, with a two-goal lead with 20 minutes to go, I never felt York were going to break us down, even though they had a lot of possession.

"And then we give two of the softest goals away you can imagine."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

York

  • 24 Ingham
  • 02 Oyebanjo
  • 03 Meredith
  • 05 McGurk (Fyfield - 31' )
  • 06 Parslow
  • 08 Kerr
  • 15 Boucaud
  • 17 Blair
  • 26 McLaughlin
  • 10 Chambers (Pilkington - 66' )
  • 11 Henderson (Reed - 55' )

Substitutes

  • 16 Fyfield
  • 12 Pilkington
  • 18 Moke
  • 20 Challinor
  • 07 Reed

Mansfield

  • 01 Marriott Booked
  • 06 Riley
  • 16 O'Neill Booked
  • 17 Sutton
  • 30 Freeman Booked
  • 11 Murray
  • 21 Howell Booked (Aman - 46' )
  • 35 Roberts Booked (Stevenson - 89' )
  • 10 Green (Worthington - 87' )
  • 15 Dyer
  • 24 Meikle

Substitutes

  • 23 Redmond
  • 04 Worthington
  • 08 Stevenson
  • 34 Aman
  • 07 Briscoe
Ref: Ford
Att: 4,284

Match Stats

Shots

11 6

On target

6 3

Corners

5 0

Fouls

11 16

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:33 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +3:13

Martin Riley fouled by James Meredith, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Alan Marriott.

90:00 +2:41

Aman Verma challenges Scott Kerr unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Kerr.

90:00 +2:26 Booking

Booking Caution for Alan Marriott.

90:00 +2:04

Danny Pilkington crosses the ball, Andre Boucaud produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

90:00 +0:53

Daniel Parslow provided the assist for the goal.

90:00 +0:53 Goal scored

Goal! - Jamal Fyfield - York 2 - 2 Mansfield A goal is scored by Jamal Fyfield from deep inside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. York 2-2 Mansfield.

90:00 +0:12

Unfair challenge on Danny Pilkington by Kieron Freeman results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Danny Pilkington, clearance by Kieron Freeman.

88:59 Substitution

Substitution Lee Stevenson on for Gary Roberts.

86:39

Direct free kick taken by Kieron Freeman.

86:39 Substitution

Substitution Jonathan Worthington joins the action as a substitute, replacing Matthew Green.

86:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Green by Jamal Fyfield.

83:40

Jamie Reed takes a shot. Save by Alan Marriott.

82:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Patrick McLaughlin on Adam Murray. Direct free kick taken by Kieron Freeman.

79:06

The offside flag is raised against Jamie Reed. Free kick taken by Alan Marriott.

78:51

Andre Boucaud decides to take the corner short.

78:26

Free kick taken by Danny Pilkington.

78:26 Booking

Booking The referee shows Gary Roberts a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

78:19

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Kerr by Gary Roberts.

76:23

Assist by James Meredith.

76:23 Goal scored

Goal! - Matty Blair - York 1 - 2 Mansfield Matty Blair fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. York 1-2 Mansfield.

76:03

Foul by Ross Dyer on Daniel Parslow, free kick awarded. Michael Ingham restarts play with the free kick.

75:29

Unfair challenge on Aman Verma by Scott Kerr results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ritchie Sutton.

73:40

Jamie Reed is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Alan Marriott restarts play with the free kick.

71:39

Assist by Matthew Green.

71:39 Goal scored

Goal! - Aman Verma - York 0 - 2 Mansfield Aman Verma fires in a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. York 0-2 Mansfield.

70:45

Lanre Oyebanjo concedes a free kick for a foul on Kieron Freeman. Alan Marriott takes the free kick.

70:18

Matthew Green is adjudged to have handled the ball. Direct free kick taken by Scott Kerr.

69:51

Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Jamie Reed goes wide of the left-hand post.

67:52

Gary Roberts takes a shot. Daniel Parslow gets a block in.

67:01

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Green by Jamal Fyfield. Luke O'Neill takes the free kick.

65:03 Substitution

Substitution Danny Pilkington comes on in place of Ashley Chambers.

62:38

Headed from the edge of the area by Daniel Parslow goes wide of the left-hand post.

61:55

Free kick taken by Andre Boucaud.

61:55 Booking

Booking Kieron Freeman goes into the referee's book.

61:49

Kieron Freeman concedes a free kick for a foul on Matty Blair.

59:48

Corner taken by Patrick McLaughlin, Ritchie Sutton manages to make a clearance.

58:34

Andre Boucaud is caught offside. Alan Marriott takes the free kick.

54:48 Substitution

Substitution Jamie Reed joins the action as a substitute, replacing Liam Henderson.

52:11

Short corner taken by Andre Boucaud.

51:46

Direct free kick taken by Ashley Chambers.

51:46 Booking

Booking Luke O'Neill is booked.

51:25

Foul by Luke O'Neill on Ashley Chambers, free kick awarded.

50:16

Effort from just outside the area by Matthew Green goes over the target.

46:34

Foul by James Meredith on Ross Dyer, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Luke O'Neill.

46:15

Patrick McLaughlin takes a shot from 18 yards. Save by Alan Marriott.

45:26

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ross Dyer on Patrick McLaughlin. Free kick taken by James Meredith.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Aman Verma is brought on as a substitute for Anthony Howell.

45:00 +3:06 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

45:00 +2:52

Daniel Parslow has a headed effort at goal from just inside the penalty area that misses to the right of the goal.

45:00 +2:17

Foul by Anthony Howell on Liam Henderson, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Scott Kerr.

45:00 +1:26

Matty Blair takes a shot. Save by Alan Marriott.

44:47

Direct free kick taken by Daniel Parslow.

44:47 Booking

Booking Anthony Howell goes into the book.

44:44

Anthony Howell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Kerr.

42:24

Corner taken by Patrick McLaughlin from the right by-line played to the near post, save by Alan Marriott.

39:17

Handball by Scott Kerr. Luke O'Neill crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Scott Kerr makes a clearance.

37:21

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Kerr by Anthony Howell. Direct free kick taken by Ashley Chambers.

32:38

Unfair challenge on Matthew Green by Jamal Fyfield results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Luke O'Neill, Jamal Fyfield makes a clearance.

30:55 Substitution

Substitution (York) makes a substitution, with Jamal Fyfield coming on for David McGurk.

30:15

Foul by Adam Murray on Andre Boucaud, free kick awarded. Scott Kerr takes the direct free kick.

29:49

Effort from inside the area by Anthony Howell misses to the left of the goal.

27:33

The referee blows for offside against Liam Henderson. Alan Marriott takes the indirect free kick.

25:59

Effort on goal by James Meredith from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

25:09

Lindon Meikle takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.

19:45

Corner from right by-line taken by Ashley Chambers.

19:29

Liam Henderson takes a shot. Save made by Alan Marriott.

18:28

Scott Kerr gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ross Dyer. Luke O'Neill restarts play with the free kick.

17:16

Foul by Matthew Green on Daniel Parslow, free kick awarded. Michael Ingham takes the free kick.

16:57

Free kick awarded for a foul by Daniel Parslow on Anthony Howell. Direct free kick taken by Alan Marriott.

16:25

Anthony Howell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Kerr. Patrick McLaughlin takes the direct free kick.

15:41

Daniel Parslow fouled by Matthew Green, the ref awards a free kick. Michael Ingham restarts play with the free kick.

13:04

Assist by Kieron Freeman.

13:04 Goal scored

Goal! - Matthew Green - York 0 - 1 Mansfield A goal is scored by Matthew Green from close range to the top left corner of the goal. York 0-1 Mansfield.

9:31

Scott Kerr is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Alan Marriott.

8:05

Matthew Green fouled by David McGurk, the ref awards a free kick. Luke O'Neill takes the free kick.

7:33

Matthew Green gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Parslow. Michael Ingham restarts play with the free kick.

3:08

Ross Dyer challenges Scott Kerr unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Michael Ingham.

0:00

The match begins.

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