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Worthy: Like watching Brazil

30 October 2013

York manager Nigel Worthington could not hide his delight at the full-time whistle as his side produced a devastating first-half performance to seal an impressive 4-1 win over high-flying Scunthorpe.

The Minstermen started their rout inside the first two minutes through Josh Carson before Wes Fletcher and a wonderful double from Ryan Brobbel completed their scoring.

Worthington pointed to a special team performance, but highlighted the individual performances put in by his two wingers Carson and Brobbel.

"Josh got us going straight away with a positive run and that's what I ask from him and Ryan.

"If a Brazilian had scored the goal that Ryan scored it would be shown week in, week out, but unfortunately it's at little old York.

"To start like we did is the ideal situation, but to do it for 90 minutes we know isn't going to happen.

"We started quickly and we knew Scunthorpe were always going to have a go, but the balls into the box and the finishing was top class from us.

"When you're 4-0 up you can't get lackadaisical and sloppy.

"It's happened twice to me as a player when we were three-up and we've drawn.

"You just need to stay switched on and do the basics because if you don't you're asking for trouble."

Scunthorpe manager Brian Laws is taking the blame for his side's heavy defeat as he admitted he got it wrong.

The Iron missed out on the chance to draw level with leaders Oxford at the top after a disastrous start left them with a mountain to climb as York raced into a four-goal lead before Sam Winnall pulled back a consolation goal.

Laws believes the visitors were second best across the park and York were full value for all three points.

"I need to portion a large part of the blame on myself to be honest; I got it wrong," Laws said.

"I picked the team wrong, I thought the formation would have suited us away from home, but it simply didn't work for us.

"However, as much as you've got to look at the formation and team selection, you've got to look at the application as well.

"I thought the first 20 minutes was the key part of the game and in all fairness, we were second best to every ball.

"I've got to give York credit, they pressed us for every ball and they started the game superbly.

"They were first to every header, first to every tackle, and first to everything really.

"It wasn't just one or two of our players who were second best, every single one was second best compared to York."


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