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3rd September 2008 0:10

York City 1 - 1 Mansfield Town
Sodje 35. Blackwood 51
Attendance: 2520 (368 from Mansfield)

by Martin Shaw

Mansfield Town put in a fine performance in front of the live TV cameras to earn a good point in a tough game at York on Tuesday night. Both teams played entertaining, attacking football and it made for a superb spectacle for the armchair fans. The Stags are really starting to look like a team now, and not a collection of good players thrown together.

York took the lead on 35 minutes thanks to a calamatous mix up between Moses and Gamble. A hopeful punt forward from the York full back seemed to present Moses with an easy headed backpass to Gamble, but as he went to head it back, Gamble had moved hopelessly out of position in a communication mess up and Moses' header fell perfectly into the path of Sodje to run the ball into an empty net. It was a horrible and costly mix up but most of the blame has to lie with the keeper.

But on 51 minutes the Stags were level. Arnold's throw-in found Stallard with his back to goal in the box. Stallard played the ball back to O'Connor on the egde of the box, who fired a terrific right footed shot first time against the post. The ball rebounded and flicked off the back of the keeper and into the path of Blackwood and a defender on the edge of the six yard box. Blackwood reacted quicker and stabbed the ball into the empty net.

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