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2019/20 Review

Who knew what 2019/20 would bring. ............

The Season - Take 1

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The Season - Take 2

The following is taken from an article in the Yorkpress on dd mmm 2020.

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The Players

  1. Name xxxxx. Appearances: nn (nn); Goals: nn Rating: nn/10
  2. Name xxxxx. Appearances: nn (nn); Goals: nn Rating: nn/10
  3. Name xxxxx. Appearances: nn (nn); Goals: nn Rating: nn/10

Goals: nnnnn nn, nnnnnnn nn, Newton 6, Kempster 5, Wright 5, York 4, Bencherif 3, McLaughlin 3, Moke 3, Parkin 3, Ferguson 2, Harris 2, Tait 2, Bray 1, Burgess 1, Griffiths 1, Hawkins 1, Heslop 1

Assists: Burrow 12, Langstaff 8, Harris 7, Parkin 5, Ferguson 4, Law 4, Wright 4, Bray 3, Griffiths 3, McLaughlin 3, York 3, Bartlett 2, Burgess 2, Kempster 2, Agnew 1, Allan 1, Bencherif 1, Digie 1, Dyer 1, Hawkins 1, Heslop 1, Moke 1, Newton 1, Tait 1

Cards: Moke one red card, eight yellow; Newton, Wright both eight yellow; Heslop seven yellow; Bencherif, Griffiths both five yellow; Tait one red, two yellow; Davis, Ferguson three yellow; Penn one red, one yellow; Langstaff, Law, York two yellow; Bray one red; Allan, Burgess, Hawkins, Kempster, McAughtrie, McLaughlin one yellow

National League North Attendances 2019/20

TO UPDATE Across non league, the crowds came out in force during the 2018/9 season, but a lot like the title race, Stockport County topped the table with a home average attendance of 4,002, on 2 occasions, topping 6,000. Second were City.

  1. Stockport County 4,002
  2. York City 2,500
  3. Hereford 2,367
  4. FC United of Manchester 1,943
  5. Chester 1,838
  6. Chorley 1,650
  7. Kidderminster Harriers 1,602
  8. Darlington 1,391
  9. AFC Telford United 1,352
  10. Altrincham 1,244
  11. Boston United 1,105
  12. Southport 1,071
  13. Spennymoor Town 859
  14. Blyth Spartans 801
  15. Nuneaton Borough 799
  16. Guiseley 794
  17. Leamington 666
  18. Brackley Town 645
  19. Alfreton Town 534
  20. Bradford (Park Avenue) 525
  21. Curzon Ashton 449
  22. Ashton United 362

In NL South, champions Torquay topped the averages with 2,551. Woking (2,057) were the only other club with a 2,000+ average.

In National League, 6 clubs had a home average of over 2,000.

  1. Leyton Orient 5,444
  2. Wrexham 5,145
  3. Chesterfield 4,504
  4. Hartlepool United 3,124
  5. Salford City 2,509
  6. Maidstone United 2,178

For all the details see Football Web Pages, a wonderful web site.

2019/20 Under 19s

For the 2019/20 season, City competed in the northern section of the newly constituted National League Under-19 Alliance alongside 9 other National League and National League North teams. 12 teams competed in the Southern section. The 22 teams benefitted from the National League Academy Licence programme which seeks to protect teams and young players at Steps 1 and 2 from League sides' advances. It is hoped the scheme will also encourage development of players and coaching staff, as well as being able to offer a certified academy structure that could, in turn, attract a higher calibre of young talents. Steve Watson said: "The scheme is to protect clubs like us at this level, or should be, so we're not building players up for somebody to just come and cherry-pick. That has to be good news for clubs like us."

Being designated for Under 19s, sides can contain "first season professionals", those one season beyond their academy days (Nathan Dyer, Jake Watson, Reiss Harrison and possibly Josh King included) alongside academy players.

The side, one of 546, also competed in the FA Youth Cup, entering at the earliest possible stage. Note, the FA Youth Cup is restricted to Under 18 players (i.e. first season professionals excluded).

Home league fixtures are generally played at City's Wiggington Road training ground (YO32 2RB) on a Wednesday afternoon with an early kick off to finish in daylight. Home FA Youth Cup games are played under the lights at Bootham Crescent.

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Date

Opponents

Competition

Venue

Result

Wed 04 September

PONTEFRACT COLLERIES

FAYC - QR1

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W 3-1

Wed 11 September

CHESTER

NLAU19 (N)

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L 1-2

Wed 18 September

AFC Silsden

FAYC - QR1

A

W 5-0

Wed 25 September

Alfreton

NLAU19 (N)

A

W 6-1

Wed 2 October

GUISELEY

FAYC - QR2

H

L 2-3

Wed 16 October

AFC FYLDE

NLAU19 (N)

H

WDL n-n

Wed 30 October

Boston

NLAU19 (N)

A

WDL n-n

Wed 13 November

HARTLEPOOL

NLAU19 (N)

H

WDL n-n

Wed 20 November

Darlington

NLAU19 (N)

A

WDL n-n

Wed 27 November

Guiseley

NLAU19 (N)

A

WDL n-n

Wed 4 December

SOLIHULL MOORS

NLAU19 (N)

H

WDL n-n

Wed 11 December

FC Halifax

NLAU19 (N)

A

WDL n-n

Wed 8 January

FC HALIFAX

NLAU19 (N)

H

WDL n-n

Wed 15 January

Chester

NLAU19 (N)

A

WDL n-n

Wed 22 January

ALFRETON

NLAU19 (N)

H

WDL n-n

Wed 29 January

AFC Fylde

NLAU19 (N)

A

WDL n-n

Wed 5 February

BOSTON

NLAU19 (N)

H

WDL n-n

Wed 12 February

Hartlepool

NLAU19 (N)

A

WDL n-n

Wed 26 February

DARLINGTON

NLAU19 (N)

H

WDL n-n

Wed 5 March

GUISELEY

NLAU19 (N)

H

WDL n-n

Wed 12 March

Solihull Moors

NLAU19 (N)

A

WDL n-n

  1. PONTEFRACT COLLERIES (H) (04/Sep/19) (FA Youth Cup, Preliminary Round) W 3-0
    The Young Minstermen had a comfortable win in the FA Youth Cup at Bootham Crescent and progressed to the next round where they will play Silsden AFC away from home.
    Charlie Jebson-King noted, "Very good performance by the boys, happy to get a goal and 2 assists".
    City: Team Line Up (11 names, plus used subs). Unused Subs: Names.
    Opponents: Team Line Up (11 names, plus used subs). Unused Subs: Names.
    Bookings: TBC
    Sent Off: TBC
    Referee: TBC
    Attendance: TBC
  2. CHESTER (H) (11/Sep/19) (National League Youth Alliance League (North)) L 1-2
    City's youth team kicked off their National League Football Academy season with a 2-1 defeat to Chester.
    The visitors opened the scoring at Wigginton Road through Tom Ruffer before Nathan Dyer equalised with a half-volley into the bottom corner 53 minutes. Steve Watson watched on as the young right-back connected with an Alfie Evans cross from the byline to fire home into the bottom corner on the half-volley. Despite an improved second-half showing, City were left to rue their missed chances as Chester capitalised on City's defensive mishaps. Regan Rubin capitalised on a defensive mix-up to give Chester the points.
    Charlie Jebson-King - who made a handful of appearances in pre-season - was among those on the cusp of the senior team making an appearance, alongside Kiari Ventura and Reiss Harrison. They joined right-back and regular first-team substitute Dyer in the starting 11.
    Youth Team manager Tim Ryan said: "It was a good game, we knew it was going to be tough, we played them last season in the National Cup and we managed to beat them 2-1 that time but they've got the better of us today. There are loads of positives to take, some good performances from individuals but at the same time, half the team can come out of credit. Both of their goals were errors in my opinion, and this means we're left having to work our socks off to get back into the game and scrape a goal out of nothing. The balls that are being put in by Charlie (Jebson King) and Nathan are of real quality, but nobody is getting on the end of them. At the opposite end, balls are bouncing on the six-yard line in our box and the opposition are poking in goals against us."
    Ryan was keen to commend the assured performances of Dyer and Jebson King, both of whom proved a constant threat to the Chester backline despite the result. He said: "Nathan is chomping at the bit to get in to the first team and he's a great lad. When he steps back down to youth level, his attitude, drive and endeavor to do well for this team is brilliant and he's a pleasure to have here. In terms of getting on the scoresheet too, he's done very well. Charlie is one of those lads who is maturing week in, week out, he's training with the first-team and I know that the manager holds him in high regard. He's a local boy, who we'd love to see on that pitch at Bootham Crescent in a first-team shirt. He knows he's still got work to do to get to where David Ferguson is for example, but his attitude and his application to do that is definitely there. The fact that young players are able to be amongst the first-team is fantastic for the whole youth set up within York City. To have Steve and Micky who really engage with us is brilliant for the players and when they see youngsters within the senior environment, they should be striving for that, to make it possible for themselves to do the same."
    City: Teale, Cawthorn, Jebson-King, Whitfield, Watson, Drury, Dyer, Evans, Ventura, Harrison, Jones; Subs: de Gruchy, Binsley W.Jackson, Jordan, Wright
    Opponents: Team Line Up (11 names, plus used subs). Unused Subs: Names.
    Bookings: TBC
    Sent Off: TBC
    Referee: TBC
    Attendance: TBC
  3. AFC SILSDEN (A) (18/Sep/19) (FA Youth Cup - Qualifying Round 1) W 5-0
    Goals from Will Jackson (2), Brandon Finn, Blake Drury and Jack Cawthorne saw City progress.
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    City: Teale, Wright, Whitfield, Cawthorn (Jordan), Drury, Jebson-King (c), Harrison (de Gruchy), Evans, Jackson (Jones), Finn, Ventura; Unused Subs: De Gruchy, Jordan, Binsley, Jones, Chamberlain.
    Opponents: Fairlie, Waite, J. Lawrence, G. Lawrence, Parsons, Forsdyke, Cunningham, Gregory, Milner, Hardisty-Blackwell (c), Procter; Subs: Gledhill, Starkie, Bridge, Tetteroo-Smith
    Sent Off: TBC
    Referee: TBC
    Attendance: 137
  4. ALFRETON (A) (25/Sep/19) (National League Youth Alliance League (North)) W 6-1
    Goals from Reiss Harrison (2), Luke Jones (2), Blake Drury and Charlie Jebson-King saw City run out worthy 6-1 winners at Alfreton.
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    City: Team Line Up (11 names, plus used subs). Unused Subs: Names.
    Opponents: Team Line Up (11 names, plus used subs). Unused Subs: Names.
    Bookings: TBC
    Sent Off: TBC
    Referee: TBC
    Attendance: TBC
  5. GUISELEY (A) (02/Oct/19) (FA Youth Cup - Qualifying Round 2) L 2-3
    City hosted Guiseley, the team who pipped theem to last season's league title in the FA Youth Cup.
    Guiseley took an 18th minute lead when Nathan Newell's free kick took a huge deflection off Guiseley's Robbie Fox and looped over keeper Jake Teale and into the net. Guiseley dominated the majority of the first half after going one up. Jake Teale kept out Robbie Fox with a smart save and then Carlos Nunes had his goal bound shot blocked. Just before half time, City should have equalised when Guiseley's keeper Hagie Demba kicked the ball straight to Luke Jones but with an open net to aim at 20 yards out, he put it wide.
    Straight after the restart, Guiseley's Adam Haw struck the bar from just outside the area. After 62 minutes, City equalised when Luke Jones capitalised on a mistake at the back from Guiseley to level the scores. It was short lived as Nathan Newell, at the back post, headed home from close range after 71 minutes. In a frenetic finish, Charlie Jebson-King, once from 40 yards, twice went close for City before City were caught on the break and conceded a third on 90 minutes to Daniel Watson. Straight from the kick off, Reiss Harrison pulled a goal back. A final City free kick was of no avail as City bowed out 2-3.
    Youth Team Manager, Tim Ryan said, "We were always in the game, but I thought they came here and did a job on us. We knew it wasn't going to be an easy game. We've improved dramatically over the last two or three months and I hoped our players could get on top of their players, unfortunately that didn't happen. I'm disappointed for the lads, it was a great chance for them to progress a bit further in the Youth Cup and get into the stages where the club is striving to get. I'm gutted we're out and the lads are gutted as well. It's time to now concentrate on the league and get as high as we can but we also want to progress players. The manager (Steve Watson) was there tonight and that was brilliant for us. We want to push as many players as we can towards the first team."
    City: Teale, Binsley (Wright 46), Jebson-King, Whitfield, Cawthorn, Drury, Harrison, Evans (De Gruchy 48), Finn, Jackson, Jones; Subs: Jordan, Kemp, Dixon, Martin.
    Opponents: Team Line Up (11 names, plus used subs). Unused Subs: Names.
    Bookings: TBC
    Sent Off: TBC
    Referee: TBC
    Attendance: 103
  6. XXXXX (A) (25/Sep/19) (National League Youth Alliance League (North) WDL n-n
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    City: Team Line Up (11 names, plus used subs). Unused Subs: Names.
    Opponents: Team Line Up (11 names, plus used subs). Unused Subs: Names.
    Bookings: TBC
    Sent Off: TBC
    Referee: TBC
    Attendance: TBC

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2019/20 North Riding Senior Cup

  1. OPPONENTS (A) (dd/mmm/19) (NRSC - Round n) WDL n-n
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    City: Team Line Up (11 names, plus used subs). Unused Subs: Names.
    Opponents: Team Line Up (11 names, plus used subs). Unused Subs: Names.
    Bookings: Moore (Handsworth)
    Referee: Paul Matthewman
    Attendance: TBC
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