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City secure victory over Selby

By Bradley Saxton | 26th July 2022
Match Result
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Fairfax Plant Hire Stadium
Tuesday 26th Jul - 19:30

The Minstermen secured victory tonight with a comfortable 4-0 win at Selby Town.  

Askey named seven changes from the starting eleven that featured against Macclesfield at the weekend. Ethan Ross returned to start in goal, whilst Fraser Kerr and Adam Crookes partnered each other in the heart of defence. 

Lenell John-Lewis started up front after being an unused substitute on Saturday, whilst Manny Duku started out wide alongside Alex Hurst.

John-Lewis went close to opening the scoring after only five minutes, but he dragged an effort wide across the face of goal from the right, before Duku was unable to head home at the far post after a delivery into the area from Michael Duckworth. 

Duku sliced an effort well over the bar on the half-hour mark after good work again on the right by Duckworth, before John-Lewis was denied at the front post with a header after another brilliant cross into the area. 

Olly Dyson had another opportunity for the Minstermen five minutes before half-time as they looked to gain advantage in the game, but he was unable to prod the ball home from close-range as his effort was well held by the Selby Town goalkeeper. 

City started the second period strongly and went close again through Dyson, who fired narrowly wide of the target from the edge of the area, before Duku blazed over the bar from point-blank range after good work by John-Lewis on the edge of the area. 

York finally broke the deadlock after 58 minutes through John-Lewis, who powered home a header into the bottom-left corner via the post, after he rose high to connect with a cross into the area from Duckworth. 

Three minutes later and the visitors doubled their lead. Exactly as it happened three minutes prior, John-Lewis powered home a header into the back of the net after another good cross into the area from Duckworth. 

Scott Boden made it 3-0 to the Minstermen in the 71st minute, moments after he came off the bench. He steered the ball into an empty net from a tight angle after the Selby goalkeeper was beaten to the ball by the forward after coming well out off his line.

Mitch Hancox drilled the ball over the bar on the volley as York looked for a fourth goal of the evening with ten minutes to go, before AJ Greaves had a goal ruled out for offside after Ryan Fallowfield was penalised in the build-up. 

Dyson went on to make it 4-0 though for the Minstermen with five minutes to go. After linking well with Fallowfield, the midfielder struck an effort low across the face of goal which went into the back of the net via the post. 

City are back in action this coming Saturday in their final pre-season game against Notts County at the LNER Community Stadium  – which is the club’s centenary fixture as they celebrate 100 years since the formation of the football club (3pm kick-off).  


York City: Ross (GK) (Whitley 46’), Duckworth, Kerr (Sanders 51’), Crookes (Dale 72’), Whittle (Fallowfield 70’), Burgess (Greaves 46’), Dyson, Hancox (C), Duku (James 55’), John-Lewis (Boden 71’), Hurst (Kouhyar 46’)

Goals: John-Lewis (58’, 61’), Boden (71’), Dyson (85’)


Attendance: 1,648

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