Two first-half goals saw play-off chasing York City win their fourth game in a row and beat Wycombe.

The hosts took an early lead as Sam Togwell fouled Josh Carson and Ryan Bowman converted the resulting penalty.

City had a Keith Lowe header disallowed but soon doubled their lead when Carson received the ball from Will Hayhurst and fired in from the edge of the box.

Wycombe's woes were added to when debutant Togwell was sent off for a second bookable offence in injury time.

York City manager Nigel Worthington told BBC Radio York:

Post-match: York boss Worthington

"That first 45 minutes today was probably as good as I've seen.

"The movement, the energy, the invention within the team was fantastic.

"We would love to do that for the course of 90 minutes but you know at some stage the opposition's going to try and stop you or help you in some way.

"In the second half there was a stiff breeze in our face but we kept a clean sheet, we stayed in control, we kept Wycombe at bay and it's a big three points."

Wycombe Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"The wind was right in our face and York obviously knew what they were doing. They turned us round straight from the kick off and took advantage of the wind up here.

Wycombe Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth on York loss

"We didn't get going for 10 minutes and by that time we were 1-0 down with a soft penalty, and you can't afford to do that, especially where we are in the league.

"I was disappointed today. Disappointed with a few performances; they were well under par of what they've shown in recent weeks.

"The second goal, just before half time was absolute comedy for me. Our corner, and then they score from our corner. You work that one out."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

York City

  • 31 Pope
  • 02 Oyebanjo
  • 03 Davies
  • 10 Penn
  • 15 Lowe
  • 16 McCombe
  • 12 Carson
  • 37 Reed Booked (Montrose - 87' )
  • 19 Bowman (Fletcher - 67' )
  • 07 Coulson (Jarvis - 79' )
  • 26 Hayhurst

Substitutes

  • 05 McGurk
  • 09 Fletcher
  • 11 Jarvis
  • 14 Montrose
  • 18 Platt
  • 24 Ingham
  • 28 Puri

Wycombe Wanderers

  • 01 Ingram
  • 02 McCoy
  • 11 Wood
  • 10 Bloomfield
  • 05 Stewart
  • 06 Johnson
  • 23 Arnold
  • 28 Togwell Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 18 Kuffour (Styche - 62' )
  • 07 Morgan (Craig - 54' )
  • 22 Kretzschmar (Jeffrey - 72' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Horlock
  • 15 Jeffrey
  • 16 Pittman
  • 19 Pierre
  • 20 Craig
  • 21 Kewley-Graham
  • 27 Styche
Ref: Steven Rushton
Att: 3,455

Match Stats

Shots

7 7

On target

5 2

Corners

5 8

Fouls

10 13

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, York City 2, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

90:00 +5:32 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, York City 2, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

90:00 +4:48 Dismissal

Dismissal Second yellow card to Sam Togwell (Wycombe Wanderers).

90:00 +4:25

Lewis Montrose (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +4:25

Foul by Sam Togwell (Wycombe Wanderers).

90:00 +1:46

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

90:00 +1:46

Foul by Anthony Jeffrey (Wycombe Wanderers).

90:00 +0:24

Hand ball by Reece Styche (Wycombe Wanderers).

86:54 Substitution

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

86:41 Booking

Booking Sam Togwell (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

86:35

Josh Carson (York City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

86:35

Foul by Sam Togwell (Wycombe Wanderers).

84:53

Corner, York City. Conceded by Nick Arnold.

83:53

Attempt saved. Nick Arnold (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

82:01

Attempt missed. Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a fast break.

81:34

Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box following a fast break.

81:13

Foul by Ryan Jarvis (York City).

81:13

Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78:16 Substitution

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

75:04

Attempt saved. William Hayhurst (York City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

72:25

Foul by Michael Coulson (York City).

72:25

Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

71:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Anthony Jeffrey replaces Max Kretzschmar.

67:39 Booking

Booking Adam Reed (York City) is shown the yellow card.

66:08 Substitution

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

64:14

Nick Pope (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:14

Foul by Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers).

62:10

Attempt saved. Nick Arnold (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

61:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Reece Styche replaces Jo Kuffour.

61:02

Foul by Adam Reed (York City).

61:02

Sam Togwell (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:10

Attempt saved. William Hayhurst (York City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

59:47

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

59:47

Foul by Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers).

56:47

Attempt blocked. Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

56:00

Foul by Lanre Oyebanjo (York City).

56:00

Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:04

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

55:04

Foul by Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers).

54:40

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Keith Lowe.

54:02

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Nick Pope.

53:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Steven Craig replaces Dean Morgan.

52:54

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Ben Davies.

52:07

Attempt saved. William Hayhurst (York City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

47:20

Hand ball by Michael Coulson (York City).

45:18

Foul by Adam Reed (York City).

45:18

Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00

Second Half begins York City 2, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

45:00 +1:39 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, York City 2, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

45:00 +0:50 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! York City 2, Wycombe Wanderers 0. Josh Carson (York City) left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by William Hayhurst following a fast break.

44:55

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Keith Lowe.

41:04

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Ben Davies.

39:25

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

39:25

Foul by Dean Morgan (Wycombe Wanderers).

38:22

Attempt missed. Nick Arnold (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

36:53

Attempt missed. Russell Penn (York City) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

36:29

Corner, York City. Conceded by Leon Johnson.

35:09

Foul by Russell Penn (York City).

35:09

Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33:27

Corner, York City. Conceded by Sam Togwell.

31:33

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Ben Davies.

30:36

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Ben Davies.

27:11

Attempt missed. Russell Penn (York City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

22:41

Foul by Russell Penn (York City).

22:41

Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:24

Ryan Bowman (York City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

21:24

Foul by Sam Togwell (Wycombe Wanderers).

20:43

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Josh Carson.

19:00

Josh Carson (York City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

18:58

Foul by Dean Morgan (Wycombe Wanderers).

17:36

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

17:36

Foul by Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers).

12:50

Foul by Michael Coulson (York City).

12:50

Matt Ingram (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

12:01

Corner, York City. Conceded by Anthony Stewart.

11:17

Attempt missed. Dean Morgan (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a fast break.

10:06

Corner, York City. Conceded by Sam Wood.

6:50 Goal scored

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

6:37

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

6:37

Penalty conceded by Sam Togwell (Wycombe Wanderers) after a foul in the penalty area.

3:08

Ryan Bowman (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:08

Foul by Nick Arnold (Wycombe Wanderers).

1:18

Foul by Adam Reed (York City).

1:18

Sam Togwell (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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