York manager Nigel Worthington took plenty of positives from his side's 2-1 home defeat to Mansfield on Saturday.
City centre traffic threw the Stags' pre-match preparations into disarray and, after arriving at Bootham Crescent just 40 minutes before kick-off, things went from bad to worse when Ryan Brobbel netted inside the opening three minutes.
However, the visitors soon got a foothold in the game and goals from Sam Clucas - a first-half penalty - and Ollie Palmer extended their unbeaten streak to six league matches.
Tempers flared 11 minutes from time when Martin Riley and substitute Richard Cresswell, who replaced West Fletcher four minutes earlier, clashed in the area and were given their marching orders.
"The overall effort I was pleased with," Worthington said.
"We have got to keep going, producing performances like that. And hope we turn the corner.
"It's a fine line. I can live with that performance. We go back to work on Monday and try to bounce back. You can't feel sorry for yourself. We have got to put this behind us and look to the next one."