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League Two

Mill savours home victory

2 September 2012

York manager Gary Mills was full of smiles as his side recorded back-to-back wins with a 3-1 victory over Oxford.

Goals from Michael Coulson, Ashley Chambers and Patrick McLaughlin ended The Us' 100% start to the season as York followed up their three points at Barnet last weekend with another triumph.

It could have been a different story for Oxford had Deane Smalley's penalty not been saved by Michael Ingham with York 1-0 ahead. In the end, though, McLaughlin's own goal proved to be merely a consolation.

Mills gave debuts to defenders Clarke Carlisle and Charlie Taylor and he was pleased with how his backline coped with the visitors.

"I enjoyed it, I really did," said Mills.

"We are here to entertain and we are here to enjoy it. When we were 1-0 up Ingy pulled off a couple of great saves including the penalty which would have allowed us to go on and win the game.

"Second half we got a fantastic goal, that is how you break and get a goal. I thought after the first game we were unlucky against Wycombe, I really do. Since then we've shown what we've got and we've got seven points from the last three games.

Oxford manager Chris Wilder rued York's early goal that left his side with a mountain to climb.

"We've gifted it to the opposition. Fair play to them, they taken the opportunities that we presented to them," Wilder conceded.

"I don't really want to take anything away from York City, we knew they were going to be enthusiastic and positive because they're a really good side. You don't want to make it hard for yourselves but we have done after 10 seconds. I don't know what time the third goal was but it knocked the stuffing out of us."

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