Mansfield Town 5 York City 0
Report of match 21st September 2010
Reporter Tom Waller
Ten-man York City collapsed to their heaviest defeat under Martin Foyle after midfielder Jonathan Smith was sent-off at Field Mill.
The Minstermen were already trailing when Smith (below) was dismissed for a second caution on 34 minutes for dragging back Kyle Nix. Former York winger Adam Smith had evaded Duane Courtney twelve minutes earlier and drove emphatically across goal to open the scoring after Paul Connor had already struck the left-hand post and Gary Mills forced Michael Ingham into action from distance.
Adam Sandwith tried a couple of efforts for the hosts as the first-half progressed, while York didn't even begin to threaten until Neil Barrett twice shot wide just before the break.
The visitors started better upon the resumption, but soon found themselves further in arrears as Steven Istead beat Peter Till easily and laid the ball across for Rob Duffy to convert from six-yards as their defence hesitated.
Ten minutes later and York typified their inept performance when substitute Michael Gash headed back an Alex Lawless free-kick and Danny Parslow wastefully miskicked in front of an inviting goal. Mansfield took immediate advantage when breaking towards the opposite area, where Adam Smith's shot was parried by Ingham and Connor snapped up a simple conversion on the rebound.
And it was 4-0 within five minutes as Nix eagerly swapped passes around the edge of the box and swept his finish confidently past Ingham. Substitute Lewis Briscoe and Nix both threatened more woe for the hapless visitors, who at least rallied briefly towards the end with Michael Rankine, James Meredith and substitute David McDermott going close.
But their awful evening was about to get worse during added time when home replacement Luke Medley held off David McGurk and sent his finish across goal and into the far corner to add a late fifth.
|Competition: Blue Square (Conference) Premier Date: Tuesday, 21st September 2010 Kick off: 19:45 Venue: Field Mill|
|5 - 0||York City
|19||Steven Istead (Briscoe 58)|
|23||Paul Connor (Stonehouse 79)|
|9||Robert Duffy (Medley 61)|
|17||Paul Stonehouse (Connor 79)|
|22||Luke Medley (Duffy 61)|
|7||Louis Briscoe (Istead 58)|
|8||Peter Till (Gash 61)|
|25||Leon Constantine (McDermott 60)|
|9||Michael Gash (Till 61)|
|22||David McDermott (Constantine 60)|
|Mansfield Town cards shown|
|53 mins||Steven Istead||Unsporting behaviour|
|60 mins||Robert Duffy||Unsporting behaviour|
|York City cards shown|
|10 mins||Jonathan Smith||Unsporting behaviour|
|34 mins||Jonathan Smith||Second bookable offence|