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Mansfield Town 0-1 York City

Ryan Bowman

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.

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Post-match: Mansfield manager Cox

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:

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Post-match: York boss Nigel Worthington

"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."

Line-ups

Mansfield

  • 1Marriott
  • 28WestlakeSubstituted forBeeversat 29'minutes
  • 16Jennings
  • 6RileyBooked at 43mins
  • 12Tafazolli
  • 4DempsterSubstituted forPalmerat 58'minutes
  • 23McGuire
  • 21MurraySubstituted forCainat 74'minutes
  • 11ClucasBooked at 56mins
  • 9Rhead
  • 20Meikle

Substitutes

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

York

  • 31Pope
  • 2Oyebanjo
  • 3Davies
  • 10Penn
  • 15Lowe
  • 16McCombe
  • 12Carson
  • 37ReedSubstituted forMontroseat 77'minutes
  • 7CoulsonSubstituted forJarvisat 85'minutes
  • 19BowmanSubstituted forFletcherat 72'minutes
  • 26Hayhurst

Substitutes

  • 5McGurk
  • 9Fletcher
  • 11Jarvis
  • 14Montrose
  • 18Platt
  • 24Ingham
  • 28Puri
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
2,865

Match Stats

Home TeamMansfieldAway TeamYork
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home7
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home15
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Mansfield Town 0, York City 1.

Full Time

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

Foul by Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town).

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

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Ben Davies.

Foul by Martin Riley (Mansfield Town).

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

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

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

Foul by Lee Beevers (Mansfield Town).

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

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

Foul by Ben Davies (York City).

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

Foul by Ben Davies (York City).

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Ryan Jarvis replaces Michael Coulson.

Foul by Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town).

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

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Ben Davies.

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

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Lewis Montrose.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Lewis Montrose replaces Adam Reed.

Corner, York City. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

Foul by Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Michael Cain replaces Adam Murray.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Wes Fletcher replaces Ryan Bowman.

Foul by Adam Murray (Mansfield Town).

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

Corner, York City. Conceded by Martin Riley.

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

Foul by Russell Penn (York City).

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

Foul by Ryan Bowman (York City).

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

Foul by Ryan Bowman (York City).

Foul by Lindon Meikle (Mansfield Town).

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

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

Foul by William Hayhurst (York City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Chesterfield36171272363
2Scunthorpe36151741962
3Rochdale35187101661
4Burton3616128560
5Fleetwood36177121058
6Oxford Utd36141481456
7Southend36131211851
8Plymouth3514912251
9York36121311449
10Hartlepool36121014046
11Morecambe35121013-746
12Dag & Red35111212-145
13Newport34111112-344
14Cheltenham35101411-644
15Wimbledon36111015-643
16Bristol Rovers35101213-242
17Portsmouth3691512-1142
18Mansfield36101214-1342
19Bury3491411041
20Wycombe35101114-441
21Accrington35101114-641
22Exeter36101016-740
23Northampton3591016-1537
24Torquay358918-2033
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