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Four goal City win at Northallerton

7th November 2018
Match Result
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Northallerton Town
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York City
The Calvert Stadium, Ainderby Road
Wednesday 7th Nov - 19:30

GOALS from Jake Wright, Dan Jones (OG), Alex Kempster, and Wes York secured a comfortable 4-0 victory for City tonight at Northallerton Town in the first round of the North Riding Senior Cup.

Manager Sam Collins named six players with first team experience in the starting line-up - captain Joe Tait, strikers Wright and Kempster, winger York, and defenders Tom Allan and Nathan Dyer.

Wright broke the deadlock after 32 minutes with a superb shot into the top corner and City scored twice in four minutes just after the interval to take complete control.

York's goal wrapped things up midway through the second half to take City into the quarterfinals.

City made the better start and Dyer forced goalkeeper Tom Dawson into a diving save from a freekick. 

Josh Keogh shot over the bar for Town from 25 yards and City goalkeeper Ryan Whitley came off his line to save at the feet of Nicky Martin.

Striker Wright needed lengthy treatment after a bad challenge on the halfway line by Town defender Jones but was soon back in the thick of the action.

Jones made a last-ditch tackle to stop Wright scoring from close-range after goalkeeper Dawson saved York's initial shot.

But there was nothing Town could do to prevent Wright putting City ahead in the 32nd minute with a perfectly executed shot into the top corner of the net from the edge of the box.

Town, who are currently fifth in the Northern League Division Two, were unlucky not go in level at the break as Aaron Ramsbottom bundled the ball over the bar from inside the six yard box and midfielder Damon Reaks struck the crossbar with a 25 yard freekick.

However, City doubled their advantage almost immediately after the break when Town defender Jones turned a cross from Dyer past his own goalkeeper under pressure from Wright and Kempster.

Kempster added a third for City just a few minutes later - shooting smartly past Dawson from 18 yards after exchanging passes with Wright.

Town defender Andrew Ramsbottom headed a chipped effort from Wright off the line before Wes York made it 4-0 in the 64th minute with a right-footed shot that floated over goalkeeper Dawson and inside his far post.

Jack Proctor nearly scored a consolation goal for Town in the 74th minute but his fierce drive from the edge of the area grazed the top of the crossbar.

York City: Whitley, Dyer, Jebson-King, Allan, Tait (Watson 69), R.Harrison (Ventura 69), Whitfield, W.Jackson, Kempster, Wright (A.Harrison 61), York. Unused substitutes: Stuart, Teale (GK).

Northallerton Town: Dawson, Pattinson, Andrew Ramsbottom, McWaters, Jones, Proctor, Reaks, Keogh, Martin, Aaron Ramsbottom, McGlade. Subs: Shepherd, Walker, Noble.

Referee: Tom Ross

Attendance: 267

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