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Four goal City win Yorkshire derby

29th September 2018
Match Result
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York City
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Bootham Crescent
Saturday 29th Sep - 15:00

Sean Newton's double helped City to an impressive Yorkshire derby victory against Guiseley at Bootham Crescent.

The Minstermen scored four goals in a league game and won back-to-back fixtures for the first time since January 16.

They have now lost only once in seven league games and are just three points off the play-off places in MANarama National League North with a game in hand.

It was also the first time in 10 games that Yorkshire neighbours Guiseley had suffered defeat.

Caretaker-manager Sam Collins named the same starting XI which beat Ashton Athletic so emphatically in the FA Cup the previous weekend.

But his side fell behind after just four minutes when referee Adam Herczeg awarded a penalty as Jordan Burrow handled a goalbound shot from Terry Kennedy.

Guiseley midfielder Kingsley James duly sent goalkeeper Adam Bartlett the wrong way from the spot.

City's defence came under more pressure and only a fine block from Bartlett with his legs prevented striker Paul Clayton doubling Guiseley's lead.

Leading goalscorer Macaulay Langstaff levelled the scores in the 16th minute - showing a poacher's instinct to pounce after goalkeeper Joe Green parried a low shot from Jordan Burrow.

City then began to impose their game on the visitors and Burrow was unlucky not score when heading a freekick from Kallum Griffiths against the foot of the post.

Burrow and Sean Newton both went close before City took the lead in the 37th minute.

Goalkeeper Green pushed a Griffiths' freekick around the post and , from the subsequent corner, Burrow drilled home from six yards.

It was the striker's second goal in consecutive games after his recall to the starting line-up by caretaker-manager Collins.

A Newton freekick struck the underside of the crossbar early in the second half as City maintained the upper-hand.

Newton, who played as the left-sided centreback in a 3-5-2 formation, was heavily involved again as City increased their lead in the 79th minute.

Referee Herczeg awarded a penalty after Newton was held in the area by defender Will Thornton and the City player smashed home the kick for his first goal of the season.

He scored again just three minutes later with a powerful far post finish from an Alex Harris corner.

Although substitute Scott Smith reduced the deficit with a scrappy goal for Guiseley almost immediately after the re-start, City held on to their two goal advantage for a fully deserved three points.

City: Bartlett; Law, Tait (C), Newton; Griffiths (Bencherif 70), Heslop, Harris, Moke (Penn 77), Ferguson; Burrow, Langstaff (York 70). Unused substitutes: Wright, Parkin.

Guiseley: Green; Moyo, Heaton, Purver, Thornton, Halls (C), Kennedy (Smith HT), James, Clayton, Hatfield (Morrison 78), Harvey (Walters 78). Substitutes: Odejayi, Dyche.

Referee: Adam Herczeg

Bookings: Clayton, Halls (Guiseley)

Attendance: 2,331

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