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City end the year with three points

By Dan Simmonite | 28th December 2020
Match Result
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York City
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Bootham Crescent
Monday 28th Dec - 15:00

City bounced back from Boxing Day with a solid victory over Yorkshire rivals Guiseley this afternoon at Bootham Crescent.

The game kicked off with over 600 fans in attendance at the 88-year-old ground, cheering on the Minstermen for one of the last times.

City looked strong from the start with a Sean Newton corner headed down in the penalty area and scrambled clear by Guiseley.

Dyson then produced a great solo run down the right wing before putting back to Robbie Tinkler to fizz across the face of goal looking for a red shirt to no avail as it rolled out for a throw.

After a dominant first few moments City managed the breakthrough on 27 minutes, a Newton free kick drilled to the front post and helped in by Josh King who passionately celebrated his first senior goal in front of the Main Stand.

City pushed on for a second straight away with Barrow putting balls in from the left and Dyson going close with a curled effort from the edge following a quickly taken corner kick.

Dyson was resilient in his quest to add another and forced Wade into a great save, denying the forward with his toe after the York man arrowed towards the bottom corner after going through on the right of the box.

The second half started with City again in control of the game, going close on 51 minutes with Jake Cassidy heading just over the crossbar after a ball from the right.

Isaac Currie was then lucky to only receive a yellow for the visitors after a two-footed challenge on Scott Barrow on the left wing. However, the Lions’ midfielder got his marching orders just three minutes later after hacking down Akil Wright in the middle of the park to get his second yellow.

Redshaw looked lively after the opposition went down to 10 men, notably taking the ball down the right byline and beating a white shirt before squaring to Harry Bunn who was denied his fourth of the season by a bobble which propelled his shot over the crossbar.

Jake Cassidy had a glorious chance to make it two on 72 minutes, outmuscling a defender before going through one on one and beating the goalkeeper and post as the ball whistled inches wide of the post.

Redshaw was again amongst the action five minutes later, firing a point-blank shot towards goal which was well-saved by the Guiseley goalkeeper and then cleared from danger.

After the City onslaught, Guiseley had a chance of their own right at the death with Pete Jameson being called into action for the first time in the game to tip over a back post header to keep City in the lead.

After five minutes of additional time, Steve Watson’s men secured all three points and now move up to fourth in the table with four games in hand over league leaders Gloucester City who lost out to Brackley Town.


York City: Jameson, Tinkler, King, Brown, Newton, Barrow, Wright, Dyson (McLaughlin 85), Bunn (Woods 87), Cassidy, Redshaw.

Subs not used: Flatters, Kennedy, Guilfoyle.

Guiseley: Wade, Lufudu, Nicholson (Parsons 83), Currie, Bencherif, Cantrill, Felix, Jones, Wafula, Howarth (Newall 59), Johnson (Mbeka 72).

Subs not used: Gillam, Okafor.


Attendance: 627

Referee: Richard Holmes

Waitrose ‘Man of the Match’: Jack Redshaw (Chosen by DWA Architects)

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