Ryan Bowman scored a controversial first-half penalty to help York City beat Mansfield Town.

Referee Darren Drysdale, who was booed off at full-time, pointed to the spot after John Dempster felled Josh Carson.

The Stags protested as Bowman coolly slotted home, and the hosts were further incensed when they had two penalty shouts of their own ignored.

York had a second penalty awarded for handball in stoppage time, but keeper Alan Marriott foiled Wes Fletcher.

After having the first penalty go against them, Mansfield's Dempster went down holding his head, with team-mates claiming Bowman had elbowed him - but nothing was given.

The hosts thought they should have had a penalty when Keith Lowe's outstretched arm seemed to stop McGuire's high ball into the box, and again they appealed when Matt Rhead looked as though he had his shirt pulled at a free-kick.

Mansfield manager Paul Cox told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"I think frustration is an understatement. I don't usually mention referees but I think he needs a mention tonight.

"When managers and players come off they analyse their performance and it would be interesting to know the referee's thoughts on his own performance tonight.

"To say some of the decisions were bemusing is an understatement.

"I feel the lads have worked really hard. The least we should have come out with was a draw. The referee should probably look at himself and the DVD and probably put his hand up and say he's had another bad day at the office."

York City manager Nigel Worthington told BBC Radio York:

"To be fair, we came though it in fantastic style and we stood up to the challenge.

"You know what's coming when you play Mansfield, it's coming in the box no matter where it is and that's their style.

"You've got to stand up to it and we, as a group of players, did that in magnificent style.

"We've got a huge three points."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Mansfield Town

  • 01 Marriott
  • 28 Westlake (Beevers - 29' )
  • 16 Jennings
  • 06 Riley Booked
  • 12 Tafazolli
  • 04 Dempster (Palmer - 58' )
  • 23 McGuire
  • 21 Murray (Cain - 74' )
  • 11 Clucas Booked
  • 09 Rhead
  • 20 Meikle

Substitutes

  • 10 Stevenson
  • 15 Dyer
  • 17 Beevers
  • 19 Clements
  • 24 Cain
  • 30 Daniel
  • 36 Palmer

York City

  • 31 Pope
  • 02 Oyebanjo
  • 03 Davies
  • 10 Penn
  • 15 Lowe
  • 16 McCombe
  • 12 Carson
  • 37 Reed (Montrose - 77' )
  • 07 Coulson (Jarvis - 85' )
  • 19 Bowman (Fletcher - 72' )
  • 26 Hayhurst

Substitutes

  • 05 McGurk
  • 09 Fletcher
  • 11 Jarvis
  • 14 Montrose
  • 18 Platt
  • 24 Ingham
  • 28 Puri
Ref: Darren Drysdale
Att: 2,865

Match Stats

Shots

7 8

On target

4 3

Corners

6 6

Fouls

15 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Mansfield Town 0, York City 1.

90:00 +4:20 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 0, York City 1.

90:00 +3:33

Foul by Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town).

90:00 +3:33

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

90:00 +3:12

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Ben Davies.

90:00 +1:52

Foul by Martin Riley (Mansfield Town).

90:00 +1:52

Wes Fletcher (York City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90:00 +1:07

Penalty saved! Wes Fletcher (York City) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

90:00 +0:48

Penalty conceded by James Jennings (Mansfield Town) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

87:01

Foul by Lee Beevers (Mansfield Town).

87:01

Wes Fletcher (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

86:14

Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

86:14

Foul by Ben Davies (York City).

85:00

Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

85:00

Foul by Ben Davies (York City).

84:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, York City. Ryan Jarvis replaces Michael Coulson.

83:51

Foul by Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town).

83:51

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

81:59

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Ben Davies.

80:47

Attempt missed. Michael Coulson (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

78:56

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Lewis Montrose.

76:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, York City. Lewis Montrose replaces Adam Reed.

74:37

Corner, York City. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

73:23

Foul by Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town).

73:23

John McCombe (York City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

73:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Mansfield Town. Michael Cain replaces Adam Murray.

71:28 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, York City. Wes Fletcher replaces Ryan Bowman.

70:33

Foul by Adam Murray (Mansfield Town).

70:33

Russell Penn (York City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

69:25

Corner, York City. Conceded by Martin Riley.

68:08

Lindon Meikle (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:08

Foul by Russell Penn (York City).

65:08

Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

65:08

Foul by Ryan Bowman (York City).

64:05

Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:05

Foul by Ryan Bowman (York City).

61:07

Foul by Lindon Meikle (Mansfield Town).

61:07

Lanre Oyebanjo (York City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

59:00

Lindon Meikle (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

58:58

Foul by William Hayhurst (York City).

57:58 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Mansfield Town. Ollie Palmer replaces John Dempster.

55:32 Booking

Booking Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

55:19

Foul by Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town).

55:19

Josh Carson (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:49

Adam Murray (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

54:49

Foul by Russell Penn (York City).

51:50

Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

51:50

Foul by Michael Coulson (York City).

51:26

Attempt saved. Lindon Meikle (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

49:57

Corner, York City. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

49:39

Attempt blocked. John McCombe (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

49:04

Foul by Lindon Meikle (Mansfield Town).

49:04

Russell Penn (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:57

Attempt saved. Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

45:00

Second Half begins Mansfield Town 0, York City 1.

45:00 +3:02 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Mansfield Town 0, York City 1.

45:00 +1:05

Attempt missed. Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

43:17

Corner, York City. Conceded by Matthew Rhead.

42:55 Booking

Booking Martin Riley (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

42:47

Foul by Martin Riley (Mansfield Town).

42:47

Michael Coulson (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42:00

Attempt saved. Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

40:51

Foul by James Jennings (Mansfield Town).

40:51

Russell Penn (York City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

39:56

Attempt blocked. Adam Reed (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

39:02

Martin Riley (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

39:02

Foul by Ryan Bowman (York City).

38:40

Attempt missed. Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

33:47

Attempt saved. Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

31:32 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Mansfield Town 0, York City 1. Ryan Bowman (York City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

30:33

Penalty conceded by John Dempster (Mansfield Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

30:33

Penalty York City. Josh Carson draws a foul in the penalty area.

28:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Mansfield Town. Lee Beevers replaces Darryl Westlake because of an injury.

23:35

Foul by Martin Riley (Mansfield Town).

23:35

Michael Coulson (York City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

15:26

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Russell Penn.

14:51

Hand ball by William Hayhurst (York City).

14:18

Attempt missed. Adam Reed (York City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.

13:51

Corner, York City. Conceded by Matthew Rhead.

13:13

Corner, York City. Conceded by James Jennings.

12:05

Attempt blocked. Lanre Oyebanjo (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

10:11

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Lanre Oyebanjo.

9:45

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Russell Penn.

9:32

Attempt blocked. James Jennings (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

8:59

Attempt saved. Ryan Bowman (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

7:47

Adam Reed (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

7:47

Foul by Adam Murray (Mansfield Town).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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