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Young Minstermen ease past Boston

6th February 2020

Goals from Reiss Harrison and Kiari Ventura secured a comfortable 2-0 win for York against Boston United at Wigginton Road.

York started the brightest of the two sides and went ahead early on. Harrison headed in at the back post, after Charlie Jebson-King put in a pinpoint cross from the left-hand side.

City dominated the rest of the first half without adding anymore goals. Another ball into the box from Jebson-King this time found Ventura, who headed against the post and eventually Boston were able to get it cleared.

Chances were limited for both sides in a cagey first half. Will Jackson tried his luck from the edge of the area and fired over left footed.

York keeper Jake Teale had no saves to make during the half but was alert to claim crosses that came into the area.

The hosts went ahead just before the hour mark. Ventura was played though on the right-hand side of the area and composed himself before hitting one across the goalkeeper and into the bottom corner.

The only other chance in the game fell right at the end for substitute Brandon Finn. His header looped onto the bar following a cross from the left. Overall, it was a comfortable afternoon for City.

Manager Tim Ryan said after the game: “It was tough going at times. Credit to Boston, they came, they sat deep so it was one of them where we’ve got to work an opening and identify where those openings are high up the pitch. For an hour until we made the substitutions, I didn’t think we moved the ball quick enough, or probe high up the pitch well enough so it was a tough day at the office.

“At the end of the day, across the season you get tough games, and others where you get a lot of openings. We tucked two goals away so we’ll take the three points.

“We started really brightly, creating three or four crosses from Charlie (Jebson-King) on the left hand side, hit the post and scored one so it would have been a totally different story if we could have got one or two more goals early.

“It wasn’t a matter of any harsh words at half time, we just needed to play at a higher tempo in and out of possession and get the ball moving a lot quicker to make space. It got a little bit laboured at some points.

“We always seem to roll our sleeves up against teams higher up the league as we did against Fylde. The lads always give me everything they’ve got, but sometimes we just need a bit of quality to finish teams off.”



Report by Jack Witham.

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