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Season 08/09 Stagsnet Match Report
Setanta Shield (formerly Conference Cup) Round 3
York City  
1 - 1
 Mansfield Town
Greaves 90+3. YORK WON 4-2 ON PENS.
 Sinclair 46
Attendance: 608 (44 from Mansfield)
Date: 4 November 2008

Our reporter for the evening had to drop out at the last minute due to work commitments.

Stagsnet player ratings by Andy Perry below.

Text by Martin Shaw based on radio commentary.

A free kick from York's Russell strikes the angle of post and bar on 16 minutes, but the Stags escape.

An even first half ends 0-0.

Half time 0-0

Stags take the lead 45 seconds into the second half through Emile Sinclair, showing great pace from an Arnold pass.

O'Connor shows good pace on 50 minutes and misses a similar chance to the one Sinclair scored.

Arnold, O'Connor and Sinclair have too much pace for the York defence - Radio York commentators.

Rusk shoots wide for York. Sinclair has a good shot that is well saved by the York keeper.

Stags clear two shots off the line half way through the second half in an amazing let off.

Arnold shoots and it is well saved by the York keeper.

16 year old Nick Langford is on his for his Stags debut.

Stallard heads over from a great position. Big let-off for York on 71 minutes.

Radio York commentators complain that Stags taking too long with set pieces. 5 minutes to go.

Radio York commentators - Mansfield making it very difficult for York to create anything. 4 minutes to go.

Radio York commentators - Since they went ahead, Mansfield have done a really good job of keeping York City quiet. 1 minute to go.

York equalise from a Mark Greaves header from a corner 3 minutes 37 seconds into 3 minutes of stoppage time.

Into extra time.

Radio York commentators - Mansfield look the stronger side in extra time.

York keeper tips a Hurren dipping shot over the bar on 95.

Boyes shoot wide for York from distance in the final minute of the first half.

Radio York commentators - York keeper Ingham clearly handles outside his area, referee points to his chest. Ingham very very lucky, should have been sent off. If he had been sent off, an outfield player would have had to have gone in goal.

Half time in extra time 1-1

Jamie McGhee badly scuffs a shot, one minute into the final 15 minute period.

Radio York commentators - Mansfield looking the stronger side, York second to everything.

York waste a free kick on the edge of the box after a foul by Jeannin. Moments later Boyes is inches away with a fine shot into the side netting. 5 minutes to penalties.

Referee blows up and it's penalties.

York to start.
0-0 Craig Farrell misses, wide of right post.
0-0 Stallard chips onto the bar and out. Liam Lawrence re-incarnated.
1-0 Adam Boyes scores down the middle.
1-0 Jeannin penalty saved - held by the keeper.
2-0 Sodje down the middle.
2-1 D'Laryea scores into the bottom corner
3-1 Hogg places it into the top corner. Mansfield have to score.
3-2 Hurren scores right of centre.
4-2 Rusk sends York through.

Text by Martin Shaw from Radio York commentary

Highlights from youtube here

Player ratings by Andy Perry
Comment by Andy Perry: Stags finished the game with a very young side. Before the game, Billy McEwan got the players to give free tickets to the supporters in a great gesture to the 44 Stags fans who were superb in travelling to see the team.

Report by: Stagsnet player ratings by Andy Perry

Line Up:
Gamble 7 A few good saves
Wood 7
O'Hare 6
Chanot 8 Won the ball in the air extremely well, covered well too and fleet of foot at times.
Jeannin 6 Did ok but poor penalty
Arnold 6.5
Hurren 5 Poor game, gave the ball away too much.
Ahmed 7.5 Came off injured. Distribution good and got beyond the defenders well.
O'Connor 6
Stallard 6
Sinclair 7 Finished goal well from a great move. Used pace well.
Sub Line Up:
D'Laryea (for Ahmed, 60) 6
Nick Langford (for O'Connor, 70) 7 Sixteen year old worked his socks off down left, worked well for team.
McGhee (for Arnold, 78) 6.5 Worked hard for the team.
Subs not used: Herriott, Trimmer.
Opposition Line Up:
Michael Ingham, Ben Purkiss (Gavin Rothery 77), Danny Parslow, Mark Greaves, David McGurk, Andy McWilliams, Simon Rusk, Steven Hogg, Simon Russell (Craig Farrell 51), Onome Sodje, Bruce Dyer (Adam Boyes 63)
Shaun Procter-Green

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