Jackson; Evans, Jones, Whalen, Myers; Boyeson, Clarkson, Chan, Richardson; Clark, Sorgie. Substitutes (all used): Morgan, Parkinson, Fash.
York started well against a Wakefield team who they had already played twice this season (losing at home in the Cup and winning away in the league). A through ball from Adam Clarkson set striker Kean Sorgie free but, under pressure, he shot wide. Wakefield created chances. York goalkeeper Henry Jackson made a fine save before, moments later, racing from his line to clear a ball over the top of his defence. York carved out some half chances but failed to convert any. Wakefield looked more threatening particularly their livewire centre forward and Jack Whalen was forced to clear a goal bound shot off the line to keep the score goalless.
Wakefield finally broke the deadlock when York failed to clear a free kick and the Wakefield striker finished well. He continued to pose a real threat and was denied a second goal by a fine Dylan Jones tackle. York almost grabbed an equaliser just before half time following a good move involving Adam Clarkson, Kean Sorgie and Bobby Boyeson with the latter forcing the Wakefield keeper into a smart save.
Early in the second half the dangerous Wakefield striker doubled their lead with a half volley of the highest quality from the edge of the area. By now, Wakefield were dominant and were handed the chance to make it 3-0 when the referee harshly deemed a shot struck at a York defender from close quarters to be handball. The penalty was duly dispatched and York were facing an uphill task to get back into the game. Boyeson did fashion a chance for Sorgie but he was again denied by the Wakefield keeper. In truth, York were second best in the first half and the impressive Wakefield striker completed his hat-trick to make it 4-0. Jackson made another brace save before Noah Morgan and then Dylan Jones cleared shots off the line but it was temporary respite as a Man of Match performance from the Wakefield striker saw him score twice more to bring his tally to five and the score to 6-0.
It was a disappointing showing from York (particularly the second half) and out of keeping with their performances to date this season.