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City knocked out of North Riding Senior Cup

By Bradley Saxton | 11th January 2022
Match Result
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Towbar Express Stadium
Tuesday 11th Jan - 19:45

The Minstermen were knocked out of the North Riding Senior Cup 2nd Round after a 4-1 defeat away at Whitby Town.

An own goal from Maison Campbell and a goal from Jacob Hazel gave the home side a two goal lead, before a strike from Mackenzie Heaney pulled the Minstermen back into the game. The game was put to bed though through two late strikes through Coleby Shepherd and Priestley Griffiths, as Whitby qualify for the quarter-finals of the North Riding Senior Cup.

Joint-Manager and former City player Lee Bullock named himself in Whitby’s starting eleven, which also featured former York players Nathan Dyer, Jonny Burn, Jaseem Sukar and Lewis Hawkins at the Towbar Express Stadium.

First-Team coach Kingsley James took charge of the Minstermen for this game and named a much-changed side which featured against Alfreton two weeks ago. First-teamers Mackenzie Heaney, Harrison Hopper and Sam Fielding all started, whilst there were also starts for seven U19 players.

The home side took an early lead after only seven minutes, courtesy of an own goal. A corner was played into the area by Josh MacDonald, City goalkeeper Campbell came to clear the ball, but he miscued his punch as the ball ended up in the back of the net.

Fielding had a curling free-kick turned away for a corner by Whitby keeper Shane Bland, before the centre-back had a header cleared off the line by a blue shirt from the resulting corner.  

Marcus Giles nearly doubled the home side’s lead after 17 minutes but he was denied by the legs of Campbell from close-range, before MacDonald fired over the bar from a tight angle on the right after being allowed too much time on the ball.

Jack Degruchy side footed an effort wide of Bland’s right-hand post just short of the half-hour mark, before Heaney curled a low effort into the hands from the edge of the area after cutting inside onto his left foot to shoot.

Second-half substitute Hazel couldn’t hit the target for the home side early into the second half as he met a cross in from the left-hand side at the back post, before Heaney drilled wide of goal from the edge of the area for City minutes later.

Whitby doubled their lead in the 58th minute through Hazel, beating Campbell at his near post with a low curling effort from the edge of the area.

Heaney was unlucky not to get the Minstermen back into the game just after the hour mark as he struck the crossbar with a fierce strike from the edge of the penalty area.

The home side won a penalty in the 65th minute after Campbell brought down substitute Bradley Fewster. Hazel stepped up to take it as he searched for his second goal of the game, but he blasted his effort fiercely high over the bar.

Heaney got the Minstermen back into the game with just under twenty minutes to play, curling a free-kick low beyond Shane Bland into the bottom-left corner to give the away side a lifeline.

City looked for an equaliser through substitute Jonny Shepherd, who was denied by a smart save from Bland as he tried his luck from range, before fellow substitute Kieran Clayton fired a fierce effort inches wide of the Whitby keeper’s right-hand post.

Shepherd scored the home side’s third goal of the evening with a fierce strike from the edge of the area after York failed to clear the ball away from their penalty area from a corner.

It got better a minute later for Whitby as they made it 4-1 through Griffiths, who lobbed Campbell from the edge of the area to put the game to bed.

Whitby held out for victory and they will now travel to Scarborough Athletic in the semi-finals of the North Riding Senior Cup.

The Minstermen are back in action this coming Saturday as they set to welcome National League South side Slough Town to the LNER Community Stadium in the Buildbase FA Trophy 4th Round (3pm kick-off).


Whitby Town: Bland (GK), Dyer, Hackett, Gell (Griffiths 46’), Burn (Hazel 46’), Sukar, MacDonald, Hawkins, Bullock, Giles (Fewster 46’), Shepherd

Unused Subs: Cranston

Goals: Campbell OG (7’), Hazel (58’), Shepherd (86’), Griffiths (87’)


York City: Campbell (GK), McLoughlin, Dale, Fielding, Haase, Whitfield (C), Degruchy, Hopper, Lancaster (Clayton 66’), Jones (Shepherd 56’), Heaney

Unused Subs: Gordon, Heaton, Hogan

Goals: Heaney (69’)


Referee: David Holmes

Attendance: 362


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