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 Kick Off: 19:45 Venue: Field Mill Attendance: 2,202|
|5 - 0||York City
|-||Match ends, Mansfield Town 5, York City 0.|
|90+0||Second Half ends, Mansfield Town 5, York City 0.|
|90+0||Goal! Mansfield Town 5, York City 0. Luke Medley (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.|
|89||Corner, York City.|
|79||Substitution, Mansfield Town. Paul Stonehouse defender replaces Paul Connor.|
|70||Corner, Mansfield Town.|
|69||Goal! Mansfield Town 4, York City 0. Kyle Nix (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Luke Medley.|
|64||Goal! Mansfield Town 3, York City 0. Paul Connor (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.|
|61||Substitution, Mansfield Town. Luke Medley midfielder replaces Robert Duffy.|
|61||Substitution, York City. Michael Gash forward replaces Peter Till.|
|60||Substitution, York City. David McDermott forward replaces Leon Constantine.|
|60||Robert Duffy (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.|
|58||Substitution, Mansfield Town. Louis Briscoe defender replaces Steven Istead.|
|55||Goal! Mansfield Town 2, York City 0. Robert Duffy (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Steven Istead with a cross.|
|53||Steven Istead (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.|
|52||Corner, Mansfield Town.|
|-||Second Half begins Mansfield Town 1, York City 0.|
|45+0||First Half ends, Mansfield Town 1, York City 0.|
|43||Corner, Mansfield Town.|
|34||Second yellow card to Jonathan Smith (York City) for a bad foul.|
|22||Goal! Mansfield Town 1, York City 0. Adam Smith (Mansfield Town) right footed shot to the top right corner. Assisted by Robert Duffy.|
|10||Jonathan Smith (York City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.|
|-||First Half begins.|
|-||Lineups are announced and players are warming up|