Grimsby Town Res 3 -1 York City ResA healthy crowd were treated to a feast of football in the sunshine at Blundell Park this afternoon.
First-teamers Andrew Boyce, Tom Bolarinwa, Craig Disley, Sean McAllister, Josh Venney, Max Wright, Kayden Jackson and Scott Vernon were all named in Chris Doig's starting Xl.
Sean McAllister returned to action after shaking off a niggling groin strain.
York took the lead after just 15 minutes. A great passing move through midfielder culminating with the impressive Rzonca firing the ball into the roof of the net.
The Mariners responded with Josh Venney firing just over after being played in by Scott Vernon, and Craig Disley should have done better when one-on-one with the City keeper. In acres of space, the Town skipper composed himself before chipping the ball straight into Simpson's hands.
But a fantastic strike by Keyden Jackson drew Town level on 41. The Barnsley loanee raced through the York defence before cutting in and beating the keeper from 18 yards.
A fine ball from Vernon found Sean McAllister in front of goal. The Town midfielder seemed to have too much time as shot over from 10 yards.
McAllister was replaced by Jamie Goddard at the start of the second half.
Scott Vernon cushioned the ball down for Kayden Jackson on 57 minutes, but his half volley went just wide this time. Minutes later the Town striker saw his effort saved by the Minstermen's keeper, Simpson.
But the Mariners took the lead on 62 minutes when Josh Venney found some space in the box, then calmly firing home.
The dangerous Tom Bolarinwa was in the thick of it again, again feeding Jackson who this time saw his effort come off the crossbar. And Bolarinwa again supplying the ammunition for Vernon who fired just wide of the right hand post.
On 77 minutes Cameron Hough headed Town 3-1 up, rising above the City defence and finding the corner of the net.
There was still time for Boyce to see his goal bound header from a free-kick, cleared off the line.
It was thoroughly dominant display from Town. Despite going behind against the run of play, it was a comfortable win for Chris Doig's side .