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City Draw With Iron

Photo by Zoe Toone
13th July 2017

York City's first home pre-season run out ended in a draw when League 1 visitors Scunthorpe United staged a second half comeback to draw 2-2 in a good game at Bootham Crescent.

Playing on home turf for the first time since that fateful afternoon against Forest Green in April, City started brightly and, with only six minutes played, new signing Louis Almond opened his account for the club when he fired into the net from close range after an Amari Morgan-Smith knockdown was narrowly missed by Jon Parkin.

Although City had the better of the first half, Jon Parkin and Adriano Moke both coming close, Scunthorpe also created chances to equalise with striker Paddy Madden denied by new City keeper Jon Worsnop, and Jonny Margetts missing an open goal on 35 minutes.

The second half was a different story but, again, it was City who got on the scoresheet when a long throw from Sam Muggleton was headed in by substitute Michael Rankine on 49 minutes.

After a number of younger players and trialists entered the fray, the visitors got back into the game with two goals in the space of three minutes as former City man Neal Bishop stabbed home for the first, and Hakeeb Adelakun forced his way in from the right to equalise past Luke Simpson.

All in all an excellent work out for both teams and there is plenty of optimism that both York and Scunthorpe can have a successful season.


YORK CITY 2 (Almond 6, Rankine 49)
SCUNTHORPE UNITED 2 (Bishop 74, Adelakun 76)

CITY: Jon WORSNOP, Dan PARSLOW, Hamza BENCHERIF, Sean NEWTON, Josh LAW, Simon HESLOP, Adriano MOKE, Alex WHITTLE, Louis ALMOND, Jon PARKIN, Amari MORGAN-SMITH. Subs: Michael RANKINE, Sam MUGGLETON, Connor SMITH, Kaine FELIX, Theo WHARTON, Ryan EDMONDSON, Trialist 1, Trialist 2, Josh ROGERSON, Luke SIMPSON, Trialist 3.

Scunthorpe United: Rory WATSON (Matt GILKS 46), Levi SUTTON (Noel BURDETT 46), Rory McARDLE (Charlie GOODE 46), Cameron BURGESS (Murray WALLACE 46), Lewis BUTROID (Conor TOWNSEND 46), Duane HOLMES (Hakeeb ADELAKUN 46), Sam MANTOM (Neal BISHOP 46), Liam TROTTER (Leslie SACKEY 46), Josh MORRIS (Kevin Van VEEN 46), Jonny MARGETTS (Jack DYCHE 46), Paddy MADDEN (Kyle WOOTTON 46).

Attendance: 915 (171 Away)
Referee: Mr Matthew DICCICO

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