York eased their way past Burton Albion for their first win in three games.

The Minstermen went ahead through Jason Walker's penalty after Alex Rodman had been felled by Marcus Holness.

Patrick McLaughlin converted Walker's corner to make it 2-0, before Billy Kee's effort forced a fine save out of City keeper Michael Ingham.

Chris Smith then produced a stunning double block on the line from Kee and Holness, and Matty Blair fired in from distance to seals the hosts' victory.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

York City manager Gary Mills told BBC Radio York:

"I think the players have been incredible over the Christmas period.

"Although we've only picked up four points out of the nine, I think performance-wise it's been excellent.

"The two clean sheets in the last two games have enabled us to go on and pick up points.

"I thought we were excellent, I really did, and I'm just pleased for everybody."

Burton manager Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby:

"We started poorly. The fact Zander Diamond was ill this morning disrupted our preparation a little bit.

"We had a new central defensive pairing in there and we gave them an opportunity to get a goal early on.

"The disappointing thing for me was the way we started. There wasn't the intensity and urgency that we had shown in the last two home games, so from that point of view, it was disappointing.

"Sometimes we have a mentality away from home that means we occasionally don't do the things we do at home.

"That's three goals we've conceded again, but they're a honest group of lads and they've not done that on purpose."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

York City

  • 24 Ingham
  • 04 Smith
  • 05 McGurk
  • 06 Parslow
  • 16 Fyfield Booked
  • 08 Kerr (Bullock - 85' )
  • 17 Blair
  • 19 Potts (Oyebanjo - 88' )
  • 26 McLaughlin
  • 33 Rodman
  • 09 Walker (Reed - 46' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Musselwhite
  • 02 Oyebanjo
  • 27 Allen
  • 12 Bullock
  • 18 Platt
  • 20 Challinor
  • 07 Reed

Burton Albion

  • 16 Lyness
  • 03 Webster Booked
  • 20 O'Connor Booked (Taylor - 52' )
  • 21 Holness Booked
  • 08 Weir (McGrath - 85' )
  • 14 McCrory
  • 19 Maghoma (Phillips - 85' )
  • 22 Dyer
  • 23 Bell Booked
  • 10 Zola
  • 29 Kee

Substitutes

  • 01 Atkins
  • 06 McGrath
  • 07 Taylor
  • 11 Palmer
  • 17 Phillips
  • 18 Paterson
Ref: Duncan
Att: 3,863

Match Stats

Shots

11 5

On target

5 1

Corners

5 8

Fouls

13 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:30 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +3:50

The referee blows for offside against Calvin Zola. Michael Ingham takes the free kick.

90:00 +2:52

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David McGurk by Billy Kee. Michael Ingham takes the free kick.

89:30

Lanre Oyebanjo takes a shot and missed to the right of the target.

87:37 Substitution

Substitution Lanre Oyebanjo joins the action as a substitute, replacing Michael Potts.

87:05

The ball is delivered by Matty Blair.

86:17

The referee blows for offside. Michael Ingham takes the free kick.

85:47

Unfair challenge on Jack Dyer by Jamie Reed results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Dean Lyness.

84:29 Substitution

Substitution Lee Bullock comes on in place of Scott Kerr.

84:29 Substitution

Substitution Jacques Maghoma leaves the field to be replaced by Jimmy Phillips.

84:10 Substitution

Substitution Robbie Weir leaves the field to be replaced by John McGrath.

83:55

The ball is swung over by Cleveland Taylor, David McGurk makes a clearance.

81:59 Booking

Booking Aaron Webster is cautioned.

81:43

Aaron Webster gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie Reed. Jamie Reed takes the free kick.

80:06 Goal scored

Goal! - Matty Blair - York 3 - 0 Burton A goal is scored by Matty Blair from just outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. York 3-0 Burton Albion.

78:52

Corner taken by Lee Bell from the right by-line, save by Michael Ingham.

78:09

Jack Dyer crosses the ball.

73:58

The official flags Cleveland Taylor offside. Michael Ingham restarts play with the free kick.

73:27

Cleveland Taylor takes a shot. Save by Michael Ingham.

71:49

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Lee Bell from the right by-line to the near post, Matty Blair manages to make a clearance.

69:07

Matty Blair produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.

66:49

Shot by Billy Kee from just outside the area goes over the net. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lee Bell played to the near post. Calvin Zola is adjudged to have handled the ball. Direct free kick taken by Michael Ingham.

66:03 Booking

Booking Lee Bell is cautioned by the ref for dissent.

65:27

Foul by Jamal Fyfield on Cleveland Taylor, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Lee Bell.

64:01

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jacques Maghoma on Alex Rodman. Free kick taken by Daniel Parslow.

61:03

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jacques Maghoma on Michael Potts. Direct free kick taken by Michael Potts.

60:22

Patrick McLaughlin is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Dean Lyness.

58:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aaron Webster by Jamie Reed. Lee Bell takes the direct free kick.

58:05

Centre by Lee Bell, Michael Ingham makes a save.

57:20

Scott Kerr fouled by Robbie Weir, the ref awards a free kick. Michael Ingham takes the free kick.

56:57

Shot from just outside the box by Matty Blair goes over the bar.

56:36

Patrick McLaughlin takes a shot. Marcus Holness gets a block in.

55:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robbie Weir by Michael Potts. Aaron Webster takes the direct free kick.

54:50

Lee Bell takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post.

53:54

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Smith on Calvin Zola. Lee Bell takes the free kick.

51:55 Substitution

Substitution Cleveland Taylor on for Anthony O'Connor.

51:05

Michael Potts produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

50:02 Booking

Booking Booking for Jamal Fyfield for unsporting behaviour.

49:55

Foul by Jamal Fyfield on Jacques Maghoma, free kick awarded. Lee Bell takes the direct free kick.

49:19

Inswinging corner taken by Michael Potts.

48:41

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Michael Potts, clearance made by Lee Bell.

47:14

Jacques Maghoma sends in a cross, David McGurk makes a clearance.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Jason Walker leaves the field to be replaced by Jamie Reed.

45:00 +5:11 Half time

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

45:00 +3:58

Effort on goal by Calvin Zola from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

45:00 +3:23

The referee blows for offside against Calvin Zola. Michael Ingham restarts play with the free kick.

45:00 +2:43

Corner taken right-footed by Jack Dyer from the right by-line, Daniel Parslow manages to make a clearance.

45:00 +0:43

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Bell on Jamal Fyfield. Michael Ingham restarts play with the free kick.

45:00 +0:12

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jason Walker on Dean Lyness. Direct free kick taken by Dean Lyness.

39:27

Long range effort from Daniel Parslow misses to the left of the goal.

38:54

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jack Dyer on Jamal Fyfield. Direct free kick taken by Michael Ingham.

37:22

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Anthony O'Connor by Patrick McLaughlin. Jack Dyer takes the direct free kick.

35:11 Goal scored

Goal! - Patrick McLaughlin - York 2 - 0 Burton Patrick McLaughlin scores a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. York 2-0 Burton Albion.

34:41

Corner taken right-footed by Jason Walker,

33:29

Billy Kee gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Kerr. Michael Ingham takes the free kick.

32:02

Jamal Fyfield crosses the ball, clearance by Marcus Holness.

26:27

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jacques Maghoma by David McGurk. Damien McCrory fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by Dean Lyness. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jason Walker from the right by-line to the near post.

18:27

A cross is delivered by Matty Blair, save by Dean Lyness. Unfair challenge on Dean Lyness by Michael Potts results in a free kick. Dean Lyness takes the free kick.

17:24

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Damien McCrory by Matty Blair. Dean Lyness restarts play with the free kick.

16:01

Jason Walker takes a shot. David McGurk gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jacques Maghoma. Damien McCrory restarts play with the free kick.

14:08

The referee blows for offside against Billy Kee. Indirect free kick taken by Michael Ingham.

13:39

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jack Dyer, Alex Rodman manages to make a clearance.

12:49 Goal scored

Goal! - Jason Walker - York 1 - 0 Burton Jason Walker scores a power penalty. York 1-0 Burton Albion.

12:01 Booking

Booking Marcus Holness receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

11:45

Alex Rodman fouled by Marcus Holness, the ref awards a Penalty.

11:12 Booking

Booking The referee shows Anthony O'Connor a yellow card.

11:10

Jason Walker fouled by Anthony O'Connor, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Kerr takes the direct free kick.

7:18

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jack Dyer from the left by-line. Corner taken right-footed by Jack Dyer from the left by-line, Billy Kee takes a shot. Michael Ingham makes a save.

5:28

Corner taken right-footed by Jason Walker, Patrick McLaughlin takes a shot. Blocked by Marcus Holness. Foul by Scott Kerr on Jack Dyer, free kick awarded. Damien McCrory takes the direct free kick.

4:28

Handball by Jack Dyer. Jamal Fyfield produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save made by Dean Lyness.

2:49

Robbie Weir concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Potts. Free kick taken by Michael Ingham.

0:00

The match begins.

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