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Victory for City in FA Youth Cup

By Ian Appleyard | 5th September 2018

GOALS from Isaac Overton, Nathan Dyer, and Aston Harrison booked City's passage to the first qualifying round of the FA Youth Cup.

The trio were on target as City won 3-1 tonight against Handsworth Parramore in a preliminary round tie at the King of Soho Stadium in Worksop.

City took the lead after 22 minutes when midfielder Overton, seizing on a defender's header, struck a stunning first-time shot into the roof of the net from the edge of the Handsworth penalty box.

There was a close shave for City in the 32nd minute when Handsworth striker Sam Eccles lobbed a shot narrowly wide after breaking free on the edge of the area.

However, City doubled their advantage in the 37th minute when captain Dyer lashed a 25-yard freekick into the top corner of the Handsworth net.

Handsworth reduced the deficit to 2-1 just before the interval when striker Eccles produced a smart near post finish to score at a corner.

But City restored their two goal advantage three minutes into the second half when winger Harrison rose at the far post to head home a corner from Dyer.

Goalkeeper Jack Teale produced a quality save in the 62nd to block a close range shot from Brandon Nguetchuessi at his near post. Teale also dived low to save a header from Ellis Bobby Moore at the subsequent corner.

Harrison was denied a second goal for City when Handsworth goalkeeper Daniel Brown tipped his curling left-foot effort around the post.

Referee Paul Matthewman then ignored a strong penalty appeal by City after fullback Charlie Jebson-King appeared to be tripped in the area by Sonny Wilson.

Dyer nearly wrapped things up in style in stoppage time but his shot was tipped over the bar by goalkeeper Brown.

City now visit Tadcaster Albion in the first qualifying round.

York City: Teale; Dyer (C), Cawthorn, Watson, Jebson-King; Whitfield (Stuart 69); Harrison (Henderson 80), Overton, Jackson, Haigh (Binsley 83); Ventura.

Handsworth Parramore: Brown, Austin (Foster 52), Dixon, Marbridge, Moore, Geelan (Case 45), Wilson, Dosvora, Eccles, Nguetchuessi (Hunt 80), Hobson. Unused substitutes: Gee, Johnson.

BOOKED: Moore (Handsworth)

Referee: Paul Matthewman

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