Patrick McLaughlin fired in the only goal of the game to send York into the Blue Square Bet Premier play-off places with victory at Bath.

McLaughlin struck a left-footed effort into the bottom corner from the edge of the area shortly after the restart to seal the points.

Jamie Reed was twice denied by Bath keeper Glyn Garner, before volleying a third effort wide.

With victory, the Minstermen stretched their unbeaten away record to 12 games.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Bath City manager Adie Britton told BBC Radio Bristol:

Result typifies season - Britton

"I thought for the majority of the game, other than the first 10 or 15 minutes, we just dominated it.

"It typifies our season in a way. From box to box, our football was superb and we passed the ball really well, got in great positions - you can't really fault them.

"We defended well all night and we gave the ball away once it ended up in the back of the net.

"It's disappointing but that's pretty typical of what we've done all season."

York City manager Gary Mills told BBC Radio York:

Mills relieved to get win at Bath

"We're relieved. It's a difficult place to come and I thought we started well then made it easy for them. I said a few words at half-time that we needed a bit more tempo and winning mentality.

"I could only see a nil-nil if we carried on the way we were. I think the first five or 10 minutes have won us the game in the second half.

"We got three points and that was the most important thing to put us back into the top five."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (6)

Bath City

  • 01 Garner
  • 02 Simpson
  • 15 Preece
  • 26 Gallinagh (Watkins - 55' )
  • 03 Stonehouse
  • 07 Murray (Hogg - 75' )
  • 08 Connolly
  • 16 Canham
  • 19 Burnell
  • 21 Russell (Egan - 88' )
  • 09 Cook

Substitutes

  • 04 Rollo
  • 11 Hogg
  • 18 Watkins
  • 20 Egan
  • 41 Smith

York

  • 24 Ingham
  • 02 Oyebanjo
  • 03 Meredith
  • 04 Smith
  • 23 Doig
  • 17 Blair
  • 19 Brown (Parslow - 78' )
  • 20 Challinor
  • 26 McLaughlin
  • 07 Reed (Blinkhorn - 90' )
  • 10 Chambers (Moke - 83' )

Substitutes

  • 06 Parslow
  • 13 Bopp
  • 15 Tonne
  • 18 Moke
  • 21 Blinkhorn
Ref: Bull
Att: 565

Match Stats

Shots

6 10

On target

2 5

Corners

7 6

Fouls

4 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:50 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +2:10 Substitution

Substitution Matthew Blinkhorn is brought on as a substitute for Jamie Reed.

90:00 +1:37

Corner taken right-footed by Lewis Hogg, clearance by Jamie Reed.

90:00 +0:44

Corner taken right-footed by Lewis Hogg from the right by-line, Marley Watkins takes a shot. Blocked by James Meredith.

89:12

Lewis Hogg takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Doig.

87:24 Substitution

Substitution Josh Egan comes on in place of Alex Russell.

86:25

Corner taken right-footed by Adriano Moke, clearance by Jamie Cook.

85:49

Marley Watkins is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Chris Smith restarts play with the free kick.

82:51 Substitution

Substitution Adriano Moke replaces Ashley Chambers.

82:15

Adam Connolly fouled by Ashley Chambers, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Marc Canham.

81:06

Shot from long range by Marc Canham misses to the left of the target.

79:19

Corner taken by Ashley Chambers.

77:26 Substitution

Substitution Daniel Parslow joins the action as a substitute, replacing Scott Brown.

76:28

Matty Blair takes a shot. Save by Glyn Garner.

74:04 Substitution

Substitution Lewis Hogg is brought on as a substitute for Scott Murray.

72:33

Shot from just outside the area by Ashley Chambers goes over the bar.

69:14

Alex Russell fouled by Lanre Oyebanjo, the ref awards a free kick. Joe Burnell takes the indirect free kick.

66:43

Mark Preece gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie Reed. Chris Smith takes the indirect free kick.

65:23

Jamie Reed takes a shot. Save by Glyn Garner.

63:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marley Watkins on Scott Brown. Free kick taken by Michael Ingham.

59:55

Foul by Scott Brown on Scott Murray, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Scott Murray from right wing, clearance made by Chris Doig.

57:20

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

54:37 Substitution

Substitution Marley Watkins on for Andy Gallinagh.

53:36

Jamie Reed takes a shot. Save by Glyn Garner.

50:14

Corner taken by Lanre Oyebanjo.

49:13 Goal scored

Goal! - Patrick McLaughlin - Bath City 0 - 1 York Patrick McLaughlin grabs a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bath City 0-1 York.

48:17

The assistant referee signals for offside against Scott Murray. Chris Smith takes the free kick.

46:57

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Lanre Oyebanjo.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +1:29 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +0:47

Corner taken by Scott Murray, Header from deep inside the area by Joe Burnell goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

44:09

Corner taken right-footed by Lanre Oyebanjo from the left by-line, Chris Smith produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

43:17

Corner taken by Scott Murray from the left by-line, Foul by Jamie Cook on Michael Ingham, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Michael Ingham.

42:21

Corner taken by Scott Murray, clearance by James Meredith.

40:55

James Meredith delivers the ball.

39:14

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jamie Reed. Free kick taken by Glyn Garner.

36:29

James Meredith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Murray. Marc Canham takes the indirect free kick.

34:59

James Meredith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie Cook. Alex Russell restarts play with the free kick.

33:02

Scott Murray fouled by Lanre Oyebanjo, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Alex Russell.

32:28

The referee blows for offside. Chris Doig restarts play with the free kick.

29:50

Short corner taken by Scott Murray.

28:34

Jamie Cook produces a header from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.

27:04

Jamie Reed fouled by Mark Preece, the ref awards a free kick. James Meredith takes the indirect free kick.

25:16

Chris Smith challenges Jamie Cook unfairly and gives away a free kick. Marc Canham takes the free kick.

23:47

Effort on goal by Scott Murray from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

22:04

Patrick McLaughlin is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Glyn Garner.

19:10

Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Scott Brown misses to the right of the target.

18:34

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Lanre Oyebanjo, Jamie Cook makes a clearance.

17:36

Jamie Reed concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Burnell. Glyn Garner restarts play with the free kick.

15:11

Corner taken by Scott Murray.

14:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Murray by Chris Smith. Marc Canham restarts play with the free kick.

11:37

Scott Murray produces a cross, clearance made by Chris Smith.

7:13

Effort on goal by Matty Blair from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

6:25

Centre by Patrick McLaughlin, Glyn Garner makes a save.

5:01

Jamie Cook is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Smith.

2:00

Matty Blair takes a shot. Save made by Glyn Garner.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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