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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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Record unbeaten start to the season

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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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Further Reading: National League Under-19 Alliance website.

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

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L 2-3

Wed 23 October

AFC FYLDE

NLAU19 (N)

H

W 2-0

Wed 30 October

Boston

NLAU19 (N)

A

W 3-1

Wed 6 November

Mansfield

NLAU19-LC2

A

W 6-1

Thur 14 November

CHESTERFIELD

Cup

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W 0-0 (P 3-2)

Wed 4 December

Carlisle PV

NLAU19-LC3

H

W 2-2 (P 4-2)

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

TBC

HARTLEPOOL

NLAU19 (N)

H

WDL n-n

Wed 20 November (TBC)

Darlington

NLAU19 (N)

A

P - Waterlogged Pitch

Wed 27 November (TBC)

Guiseley

NLAU19 (N)

A

P - Waterlogged Pitch

Wed 4 December (TBC)

SOLIHULL MOORS

NLAU19 (N)

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P - Cup game clash

  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.
    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.
    City: Teale, Binsley, Jackson (W), Whitfield, Watson, Drury, Harrison, Jebson-King, Finn, Evans, Jones. Subs: Cawthorn, De Gruchy, Dixon, Jordan, Kemp
    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. AFC FYLDE (H) (23/Oct/19) (National League Youth Alliance League (North)) W 2-0
    York City Academy are level on points with the league leaders after sealing a 2-0 win over AFC Fylde at Wigginton Road. Goals from Brandon Finn and Reiss Harrison proved to be the difference for York as they took three points in the National League Academy North D.
    City are now one of four sides that sit on six points alongside Guiseley, Fylde and Chester. York are second with a goal difference of +6, bettered only by Guiseley on +10.
    Charlie Jebson-King, who appeared for York's first-team earlier in the season in the FA Cup second qualifying round tie against Irlam, captained the team. Fellow first-team squad members Reiss Harrison and Jake Watson also started for the Minstermen.
    After just seven minutes, York took the lead as Reiss Harrison headed home from close range after a failed clearance by the Fylde goalkeeper.
    With 18 minutes left, City doubled their lead after a Jebson-King corner dropped to the feet of Brandon Finn who struck a low shot into the bottom corner.
    First year striker, Luke Jones had a goal ruled out for offside (22 minutes) and thrice failed with one on ones (18 (flagged offside), 64 (saved) and 76 (saved) minutes).
    Youth team manager Tim Ryan said after the game, "That was the best performance of the season from the lads. We mixed the side up slightly today and I was really pleased with the whole squad. The two strikers today missed a few chances but it would be more of a problem if they weren't getting into those areas. I'll keep encouraging them to get into those goal scoring positions and eventually they'll both get a flood of goals. Fylde have scored a lot of goals in their last few fixtures. To keep them out is brilliant. The back three as well as the keeper were really dominant and really enthusiastic to defend". Rarely was keeper Jake Teale troubled, although he pulled off a smart save near the end of the game to keep his clean sheet intact.
    City: Teale, Wright, Jebson-King (c), Whitfield, Watson, Drury, Harrison, De Gruchy (Evans, 65), Finn, Jackson (Jordan, 79) , Jones. Unused Subs: Cawthorn, Dixon, Binsley.
    Opponents: Team Line Up (Lanccister, Stanley, Yakov, Shorrock, Ahon, Sutton, Lych, Wright, Hollywood, Brown, Grindrod. Subs: Mcarphy, Poole, Wood.
    Bookings: TBC
    Sent Off: TBC
    Referee: TBC
    Attendance: TBC
  7. BOSTON (A) (30/Oct/19) (National League Youth Alliance League (North)) W 3-1
    City's Under 19 side beat Boston 3-1 to complete a 24 hour York double over Boston.
    Luke Jones gave City an interval lead. Afer Boston equalised, goals from Will Jackson and Brandon Finn gave City a 3-1 win.
    City: Team Line Up Teale, Wright, Whitfield, Cawthorn, Drury, Jebson-King, Harrison, De Gruchy, Jackson, Finn, Jones. Subs: Binsley, Evans; Unused Subs: Martin, Chamberlain
    Opponents: Team Line Up (11 names, plus used subs). Unused Subs: Names.
    Bookings: TBC
    Sent Off: TBC
    Referee: TBC
  8. MANSFIELD (A) (06/Nov/19) (National League Youth Alliance League Cup - Round 2) W 6-1 Venue: Brooksby Melton College
    Witha bye in Round 1, Charlie Jebson-King scored twice to help York City Academy overcome their Mansfield Town counterparts 6-1 and progress to Round 3.
    Brandon Finn, Luke Jones, Will Jackson and Jake Watson were also on target.
    City: Teale, Wright, Dixon Whitfield, Watson, Drury, Harrison, De Gruchy, Finn, Evans, Jones. Subs: Jebson-King, Jackson (W), Binsley, Jordan, Kemp (first2 named subs played, unsure if a third played).
    Opponents: Team Line Up (11 names, plus used subs). Unused Subs: Names.
    Bookings: TBC
    Sent Off: TBC
    Referee: TBC
  9. CHESTERFIELD (H) (14/Nov/19) (Cup) W 0-0 (3-2 (penalties))
    Jake Teale was the star for City against Chesterfield, saving three out of five penalties, as City won the penalty shoot out 3-2 after a 1-1 draw at Bootham Crescent. City were largely on top.
    City enjoyed the best of the opening stages and on 17 minutes, Luke Jones capitalised on a mistake at the back and tried to place his shot into the corner, only for it to come back into play off the post. City continued to get the better of the first half with Harrison, Jackson, Finn and Jones all prominent.
    Chesterfield started the second half strongly and had a couple of chances before Finn had a glorious chance for City as he rounded the keeper only for his attempt to go into the side netting after 54 minutes. City continued to dominate although it took a brilliant save from Teale diving away to his left keeps the scores level with ten minutes remaining. With three minutes to go, Will Jackson picked up the ball on the edge of the box, beat one player and calmly placed a left footed shot into the corner of the net! Within 2 minutes, Chesterfield were level when a Callum Brook header looped over Teale. Chesterfield pressed for a late winner and it took a great goal line block from City to keep the scores level after 90 minutes and to take the game straight to a penalty shoot out.
    A great Teale save from Fuertado gave City an immediate advantage. Jackson to do the sane for City. Chesterfield then scored only for Luke Jones equalise before Teale saved again by diving to his right and getting two hands to it. Again, City couldn’t take advantage as De Gruchy put his penalty over the bar. After another save from Teale, this time down low, Harrison gave City a 2-1 lead. City scored their final penalty before Archie Whitfield coolly stepped up and placed the ball into his bottom left hand corner as the keeper went the other way to give City a deserved 3-2 penalty shoot out win.
    Youth team manager Tim Ryan said, "We had six injuries going to the game and the eleven who played the full 90 minutes were absolutely outstanding. We knew they'd come and be a good team, which they were. We more than matched them for effort and enthusiasm. The lads who came into play midfield were exceptional and having Will (Jackson) out on the wing gave us a great outlet and at times he showed real good quality high up the pitch. We usually only practise penalties at the end as a light cool down session. Some of the saves from Jake Teale were absolutely outstanding. The lads will enjoy this win because it is a good scalp for us. We've got six injuries so at this moment in time we are a light squad. We'll have a cool down session tomorrow and then start looking ahead to our next game against Hartlepool".
    Described as a cup game, it wasn't the same cup as City had beaten Chesterfield a week earlier.
    City: Teale, Wright, Jackson, Whitfield, Watson, Drury, Harrison, De Gruchy, Finn, Jordan, Jones. Unused Subs: Binsley, Kemp, Martin
    Opponents: Wharton, Brook, Gibson, Geeves, Render, Sharman, Tansley, Fuertado, Hutchinson, Turner, Smith. Subs: Wild, Hargreaves, Clogg, Garwood
    Bookings: TBC
    Sent Off: TBC
    Referee: TBC
  10. CARLISLE PV (H) (04/Dec/19) (National League Youth Alliance League Cup - Round 3) W 2-2 (4-2 penalties)
    A 4-2 penalty shoot out win saw City progress into Round 4 (last 16).
    City had the better of the early exchanges. The referee waved play on when Charlie Jebson-King went down on the edge of the box and a Jack Wright effort went just went wide. On 10 minutes, after a great ball in from the left from Charlie Jebson-King won City a corner. The corner went in, the keeper missed it and Jack Wright headed home into the empty net.
    2 minutes later, Charlie Jebson-King went down and after lengthy treatment was unable to continue, being replaced by Jack De Gruchy. City continued to press with shots from Reiss Harrrison and Kiari Ventura, in between Ventura picked up a yellow card and the referee told Carlisle's number 11 to remove his earring. On 31 minutes, Carlisle equalised against the run of play when Malone put the ball into an empty net after Teale parried a shot. Carlisle continued to press towards half time.
    After 48 minutes, Gill fired the visitors into the lead.
    City pressed with a Jack De Gruchy header and Luke Jones shot, neither really troubled the keeper before a great block prevented City going further behind.
    On 68 minutes, a good Oli Jordan shot was well saved and was quickly followed by a City equaliser when Luke Jones headed home a free kick.
    A spate of bookings followed with City's Cawthorn and Harrison going into the book alongside Carlisle's number 15 (McKeown).
    As both teams pressed for a winner in 90 minutes, before the game went to penalties, Jake Teale made a couple of saves, first with his feet and then a great save in injury time whilst for City debutant Shepard (etails of who he replaced tbc) headed straight at the Carlisle keeper's hands and a Will Jackson cross went over everyone's heads.
    At 90 minutes, the game went straight to penalites. Luke Jones smashed home the first penalty to give City the lead. Carlisle's number 11 made it 1-1 before Jack Cawthorn restored City's lead. Jake Teale saved the next penalty with a brilliant save down low! Shepard's penalty is saved, but once again Teale made a great low save. With 2 penalties left per side, Reiss Harrison made it 3-1, Carlise made it 3-2 before Archie Whitfield confidently scored the decisive penalty.
    Once again, keeper City keeper Jake Teale was outstanding in the shootout.
    YCFC Academy twitter account referred to opponents as "Carlisle PV", a Carlisle United partnership with Durham based Park View Academy of Sport.
    Subs and cards tbc.
    City: Teale, Wright, Jebson-King (De Gruchy (15)), Whitfield (c), Cawthorn, Drury, Harrison, Jordan, Ventura, Jackson (W), Jones. Subs: Binsley, De Gruchy, Finn, Shepard (came on, for who tbc), Martin (no confirmation which subs played, 2 named subs played, unsure if nnn third played).
    Opponents: Anderson, McHarg, Hutchinson, Walker, Fawcett, Milburn, Malone, Hakmoalii, Giles, Ward (McKeown (45), Ramsey. Subs: Paul, Brown, Dippenaar.
    Bookings: Ventura, Drury, Cawthorn, Harrison TBC; Carlisle: Ramsey, 15 (McKeown?).
    Sent Off: None
    Referee: TBC
  11. XXXXX (A) (27/Nov/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

2019/20 North Riding Senior Cup

  1. PICKERING TOWN (H) (19/Nov/19) (NRSC - Round 1) W 5-0
    A City featuring squad players (all professionals with first team experience) beat Pickering Town 5-0 playing a changed 3-4-3 formation. Although not at their best, with 2 tiers' between the teams, City dominated and Pickering did not have a meaningful effort on goal until the 90th minute.
    City lead 2-0 at half time through a smart Macaulay Langstaff finish and a long-range strike by Nathan Dyer. Langstaff, Maguire and Harrison added goals after the break.
    Early chances went begging when Macaulay Langstaff flashed a dangerous early ball across goal after good link-up play with Dan Maguire while the pacey Dyer got on the end of a cross field Green ball to play into the area. Moke had a non threatening effort from distance saved by Foulkes whilst City had a goal from a corner disallowed for offside. Durrell and McLaughlin each exhibited some neat passing in the opening quarter of the game, but York were also guilty of some frustratingly sloppy play, both Moke and Jebson-King giving the ball away unnecessarily.
    When the opening goal did come, it was a nicely worked one. Maguire capitalised on Turnbull's mistake at the back and nipped onto the ball and passed wide to the overlapping McLaughlin, who cut it back for Langstaff. His one-touch side-footed finish into the bottom corner left Foulkes standing. Dyer doubled York's advantage in the 36th minute with a superb strike to Foulkes' bottom-left corner. McLaughlin rolled the ball into his path 25 yards out and the right-back struck it sweetly first time with his right. Green came close to adding a third before the break, punting a side footed free kick from just outside the area over the wall and towards the bottom left corner, but Foulkes got across and down smartly.
    Five minutes into the second half, it was three. Maguire received a ball through a populated penalty area and fired across to the back post where Langstaff was waiting to force it home. The goal aside, Pickering had started the second half with good intent, half time substitute Jackson Jowett threatening to bundle through York's defence before firing off target, while Holmes drove an effort from distance straight into Whitley's gloves. Maguire made it four on the hour. Durrell skipped through the Pikes' midfield and laid off to McLaughlin, whose effort was palmed into the path of Maguire and he calmly dinked into the roof of the net. With some distance between them and their struggling visitors, City could afford to play with a bit more freedom. Durrell looked very sharp in close control and Langstaff had the Pickering defence well beaten for pace. It was therefore no great surprise that City's fifth came from a Harrison backheel after the ball was played back into a crowded area from a corner.
    The final 20 minutes were a comfortable procession. When called on in the 90th minute, Whitley made a good save down to his left.
    Star man: Macaulay Langstaff. Was busy throughout as he made a case for inclusion in York's next league outing, and was duly rewarded with two goals.
    City: Whitley, Dyer, King, Spratt, Jebson-King, McLaughlin (Whitfield), Green (c), Moke (Jackson), Durrell, Langstaff, Maguire (Harrison). Unused Subs: Teale, Drury.
    Pickering Town: Foulkes, Thompson, Taylor, Best, Turnbull, Tilsley (c), Heeley, Davison (Jowett), Cable (Simpson), Holmes, McNaughton (Nichols-Holness). Unused Subs: Cooper, Knox.
    Bookings: TBC
    Referee: Matthew East
    Attendance: 256
  2. 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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