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Burrow heads City to victory

By Ian Appleyard | 27th April 2019
Match Result
York City Logo
York City
1
AFC Telford Logo
AFC Telford
0
Bootham Crescent
Saturday 27th Apr - 15:00

Captain Jordan Burrow scored his 19th goal of the season to secure a final day victory for City against AFC Telford United.

Burrow settled an entertaining contest five minutes after the interval with a far post header from a Paddy McLaughlin corner.

Victory prevented opponents Telford from qualifying for the play-offs as City finished 12th in this season's Vanarama National League North table.

Manager Steve Watson made two changes to his side with Adriano Moke and Alex Harris replacing Wes York and the injured Macaulay Langstaff.

Telford goalkeeper Josef Bursik made a stunning save just before the break to deny Burrow when he stretched one-handed to keep a header out of the top corner.

Burrow duly broke the deadlock in the 50th minute and, in doing so, passed his previous best goal tally of 18 when playing for FC Halifax Town three years ago.

McLaughlin nearly doubled the lead in the 69th minute but his shot from the edge of the area curled inches wide of Bursik's right hand post.

Both Scott Burgess and Adriano Moke went close as City looked to increase their lead - but it was Telford applying the pressure in the closing stages as they desperately sought an equaliser to qualify for the play-offs.

City goalkeeper Ryan Whitley, however, was never seriously extended and duly recorded the second clean sheet of his five game run in the first team.

 City: Whitley, Griffiths, Ferguson, Newton, Tait, Moke, Harris (Dyer 90+4), McLaughlin, Burrow (C), Burgess, Kempster (York 67). Unused substitutes: Law, Moon, York, Bartlett.

AFC Telford United: Bursik, White, Smith, Deeney, Sutton (C), Streete (Knights HT), Cowans, McQuilkin, Morgan-Smith (Dinanga 66), Udoh, Morley (Bennett 72). Unused substitutes: Royle, Brown.

Referee: Nathanael Cox

GOAL:
50' Jordan Burrow (York)

BOOKED:
45' Ellis Deeney (Telford)
70' Sean Newton (York)
82' Adriano Moke (York)

Attendance: 2864



 

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