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City lose out to Guiseley

By Bradley Saxton | 21st July 2022
Match Result
Guiseley Logo
Guiseley
1
York City Logo
York City
0
Nethermoor Park
Wednesday 20th Jul - 19:30

City fell to a narrow 1-0 defeat against Guiseley in West Yorkshire.

John Askey’s side had travelled across to the recently-relegated Northern Premier League side and the Manager once again named two different sides to feature in both halves, which featured a trialist in the first half who started in a midfield three for the Minstermen. 

City had the games' first chance after only six minutes, Luke James ran to the left byline before crossing centrally towards the back post for Manny Duku, who headed narrowly wide of the target from close-range.

Olly Dyson tried his luck from long-range with a curling effort which was seen out for a corner with the aid of a deflection, before Gus Mafuta drove a fierce effort well over the bar after the ball became lose on the edge of the area after Guiseley had failed to clear away a dangerous delivery into the box by Duku.  

Guiseley had to wait until five minutes before the break to finally test the City defence. Former Minsterman Jake Cassidy crossed towards the far post for Trialist C, but he was unable to guide his header goal bound as York went into the break level. 

A brilliant block by Michael Duckworth denied Cassidy from taking the lead five minutes into the second-half for Guiseley after he found himself unmarked in the penalty area, before City went close with a free-kick from Duku but it was blocked easily by the wall of Guiseley defenders. 

Duku went close again moments later but he was this time denied by a smart save by the Guiseley keeper, as he got down low to deny the forward from close-range, 

The home side took the lead just after the hour mark as Trialist C headed the ball home from close-range after City had failed to clear the ball away from danger in the penalty area. 

The West-Yorkshire side thought they had doubled their lead in the last ten minutes after a Guiseley man had beaten Ethan Ross, but a brilliant goal-line clearance by young defender Ben Dale ensured the Minstermen escaped. 

City went close near the end of the game as they looked for an equaliser. Substitute Mitch Hancox had a shot from the area blocked by a Guiseley defender, but they weren’t able to find a way back into game as they fell to their third successive defeat in pre-season.

York are back in action on Saturday afternoon when they travel to the Leasing.Com stadium to take on Macclesfield FC in their fourth pre-season game of the season (3pm kick-off). 

 

Guiseley: Trenerry (GK) (Molloney 46'), Trialist A, Smith, Cartwright, Sikora, Ible, Johnstone (Crofts 69'), Dean, Cassidy (Haw 85'), Trialist B (Trialist D 75'), Trialist C (Trialist F 69')

Unused Subs: Nkem, Tuton, Gardner, Hebda, Leigh

Goals: Trialist C (62')

 

York City: Ross (GK), Duckworth (Fallowfield 68’), Kouogun (Dale 55’), Sanders, Whittle (Crookes 46’), Trialist A (Greaves 57’), Dyson (Hancox 68’), Mafuta (Burgess 68’), Duku (Kouhyar 68’), John-Lewis (Boden 68’), James (Hurst 68’)

Unused Subs: Whitley, Kerr, McLaughlin

Goals: N/A

 

Attendance: 399

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