By Brad Saxton | Image by Aaron Badkin
The Minstermen are back on their travels down south once again this coming Saturday when we travel to the Kuflink Stadium to take on newly-promoted Ebbsfleet United.
City will hope to find their first win of the season under caretaker manager Tony McMahon at the weekend, following the departure of Mikey Morton after Bank Holiday Monday’s defeat at home to Rochdale.
So far this season, the Minstermen have drawn three of their opening six games of the new National League season, against Altrincham at the LNER Community Stadium and against both Aldershot Town and Dorking Wanderers on the road.
The hosts come into this fixture on the back of being promoted as National League South champions last season. So far this season, they sit once place and one point outside the National League playoff positions.
Dennis Kutrieb’s side so far this season have managed to secure three wins from their opening six games, whilst last season’s top scorer Dominic Poleon has already come up with six goals this season, with two of those coming in Monday’s 3-2 defeat against Barnet at the Hive.
Ebbsfleet United vs York City will be played on Saturday 2nd September, kicking off at 3pm. Here is all the information you need to know ahead of our trip to Ebbsfleet United.
City fans will be situated in the Swanscombe End of the ground on Saturday afternoon. Here are the prices for entry to the Kuflink Stadium.
- Adult: £19
- Concession: £15
- Youth (12-16): £9
- U12’s: £1
- Family Bundle 1 (1 Adult + 1 Youth/Child): £25
- Family Bundle 2 (2 Adults + 2 Youths/Kids): £45
*Concessions: Over 60s and 17-21-year-olds in full-time education. Entry subject to satisfactory ID.
*All Under 12s must be accompanied into the ground by a paying adult. To purchase an U12 ticket you must also purchase an adult/concession.
Head here to purchase online: Fanbase | Select Ticket (fanbaseclub.com)
Stadium Postcode: DA11 9GN
Car: From the M25 (South)
Leave the M25 at Junction 2 and take the A2 towards Gillingham. Then take the B262 towards Stone/Greenhithe. At the end of the B262 turn right onto the A226 towards Northfleet & Gravesend. Keep on this road until you reach the ground on your left.
From the M25 (North) – Dartford Crossing
After coming over the bridge keep to the left hand lanes and after passing through the toll booths turn left onto the A226, towards Northfleet. Keep on this road until you reach the ground on your left.
There is no parking available for visiting fans at the ground, however there is some street parking to be found on side roads off the A226. Otherwise as Keith Wood adds; ‘Parking is available on matchdays in Car Park C at Ebbsfleet International, which also costs £3’. The car park is about a five minute walk away from the ground.
Train: There is a National Rail strike on the day of the game and will affect services travelling up and down the country.
Supporters Bus: York Pullman are running a supporters bus to this weekend’s game down in Ebbsfleet United. Pickup from Memorial Gardens in York City centre is at 8:15am, whilst collection in Acomb will take place 15 minutes later.
Tickets for this trip cost £50, whilst U16’s receive £5 off the advertised price when accompanied by an adult.
Payments are to be made in advance to York Pullman this season, there are no cash on the day payments!
To book, call Joanne on 01904 630444.
City’s last visit to Ebbsfleet came on the opening day of the 2011/2012 season, where the Minstermen came from behind courtesy of a brace from Jason Walker to secure a 2-1 win on the road.
City went on to play Ebbsfleet twice at home later during that season, once in the Blue Square Premier where we ran out 3-2 winners, before securing a 1-0 win over them at Bootham Crescent where a Matty Blair goal saw us advance into the FA Trophy 4th Round on our run that season which saw us become crowned FA Trophy winners for the first time in the club’s history.
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As always, the best way to follow the game is at the stadium, but if you can’t make it to Kuflink Stadium this weekend however, here are some alternatives: