A selection of photos from Saturday's gameA shellshocked Rovers side trooped off the pitch at half time grateful for some respite after conceding four first half goals.
All of the goals scored by the home side were preventable and they owed as much to a pedestrian Rovers back line as they did to their own skills.
There was little hint of what was to come as both sides searched for an opening in the early stages, but the game sprang into life on 13 minutes.
When Ashley Chambers crossed from the left, there seemed to be little danger for Rovers’ defence. However Garry Kenneth’s attempted clearance saw the ball skim off his head and fly past Sam Walker.
The response was immediate and a minute later when Tom Eaves found himself in space, he let fly with a right foot shot that easily beat Michael Ingham.
Incredibly, York regained the lead the very next minute when Chambers arrived, unmarked, at the back post and headed past Walker.
It became worse on 19 minutes when Jason Walker had all the time in the world to run on to a ball over the top before comfortably beating his namesake in the Rovers goal.
Fabian Broghammer saw a shot deflected behind for a corner before the arrival of goal number four.
Chambers again found himself in space and ran on to a through ball before slipping a shot past Walker.
The home side lost Patrick McLaughlin with what seemed to be a serious injury, following a challenge for a 50/50 ball before the break, and Rovers did have a few chances of scoring before the half time whistle.
A David Clarkson shot was blocked, a Joe Anyinsah effort touched over the bar by Ingham and a Tom Parkes header was cleared off the line.
There was an improvement after the break, but by then it was too late to rescue anything but pride.