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City fall to late defeat

28th December 2019
Match Result
York City Logo
York City
1
Guiseley Logo
Guiseley
2
Bootham Crescent
Saturday 28th Dec - 15:00

Former City player Kaine Felix scored late on to hand Guiseley all three points at Bootham Crescent in a 2-1 win for the Lions. 

York were looking to build on their boxing day win against Bradford Park Avenue. Green and Jordan Burrow were on target then in a 2-0 victory away from home. Guiseley also won by the same score line on boxing day, beating Farsley Celtic. The teams drew 0-0 earlier in the season at Nethermoor Park.  

Manager Steve Watson made one change to the side that won two days ago, with Steve McNulty returning in place of Macaulay Langstaff.  

Guiseley took the lead with the first chance of the game. An initial corner was headed out by York, but the second cross from the left fell to Bencherif, who put it into the bottom corner in the area.  

York looked for an instant response and had a chance of their own through Alex Kempster. His left footed shot was curled just over the bar.  

Green got York’s equaliser just before the quarter hour mark. A great solo run saw him pick up the ball on the right and finish left footed on the left hand side of the area, beating three Guiseley players in the process before putting it into the bottom corner to make it 1-1.   

York then looked to build on that equaliser. Kempster picked up the ball inside his own half following a clearance from a corner. He got to the edge of the box before he was eventually tackled by a defender.  

Sean Newton forced a good save from Guiseley goalkeeper Marcus Dewhurst. He managed to get two strong hands to a powerful strike from Newton from 25 yards.  

Green then headed over from a free kick on the left hand side from Kallum Griffiths. His header looped over the bar.  

David Ferguson was next to deliver from the left. His cross was headed down at the back post and was eventually cleared by the away side.  

Burrow held the ball up well on the edge of the box and rolled one into the path of Kempster on the let hand side of the area, but his shot was straight at the keeper.  

Guiseley had a corner in the last minute of the half. York were able to easily clear it meaning the two sides went in level at half time, with City the better side for the majority of the first 45.  

City started well in the second half. A cross from Griffiths came to Green but his header went wide.  

Peter Jameson, who had not much to do since the Guiseley goal, nearly caught his opposite number out when his kick bounced over Dewhurst’s head but the Guiseley keeper managed to scramble back and gather the ball.  

Felix tried an ambitious effort from outside the area for the away side. It flew way over the bar.  

Adriano Moke hit a first time effort just over the bar, as the ball came to him outside the area following a headed clearance.  

More brilliance from Green saw him drive with the ball from inside his own half to the edge of the box, only to see his left footed effort go over the bar.  

Guiseley were then inches away from taking the lead. A free kick came in from the right hand side and the attacking header went just wide of the post.  

Felix almost capitalised on a slip from Joe Tait, however his shot went straight at Jameson.  

Green went down inside the area but his penalty appeals were waved away by the referee.  

With just two minutes to go, Guiseley grabbed the lead. Felix managed to toe poke the ball from the edge of the area into the bottom corner. 

There was four minutes of stoppage time, but it wasn’t enough for York as they lost a second consecutive league game at home.  

York City: Jameson, Griffiths, Ferguson, Newton, McNulty © (Langstaff 75), Tait, Moke, McLaughlin, Burrow, Green, Kempster (Maquire 59) 

Unused substitutes: Bond, Durrell, Whitley

Guiseley: Dewhurst, McNally, Nicholson, Jones, Bencherif ©, Digie, Felix, Cantrill, Soleman, Sang (Shaw 77)  

Unused substitutes: Smith, Clayton, Newall 

Attendance: 3136 (216 away)  

Referee: Aaron Bannister 

 

 

Report by Jack Witham. 

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