Match Preview | York City vs AFC Fylde

By Ryan Brookes | Image by Tom Poole

We advance into the final ten games of this Vanarama National League season with a home fixture against AFC Fylde on Tuesday evening (7.45pm kick-off).

Adam Hinshelwood’s reign as City boss did not get off to the ideal start on Saturday, as we fell to a 3-2 defeat at home to Wealdstone, with Billy Chadwick’s brace not enough to take anything from the game.

Results elsewhere mean the Minstermen now occupy the final relegation spot, but three points on Tuesday night could move us into safety.

Fylde visit the LNER Community Stadium in good form, having picked up seven victories from their last eleven league fixtures, including Saturday’s 4-1 triumph over Maidenhead.

Despite their decent record of late, they rank only three points higher than City in the table.


Save time, buy online! Supporters can purchase advance tickets online, over the phone on 01904 950950, or in-person from the LNER Community Stadium.

Advance ticket prices for this fixture are as follows:

  • Adult: £22
  • Concession (60+): £17
  • Student: £10
  • Age 14-18: £10
  • Age 8-13: £7
  • Age 2-7*: Free
  • Carers*: Free

*Can only be claimed from the ticketing office.

Please note that prices increase by £1 if purchased on matchday.

Pay on the day is available at the ticket booth located at the exterior of the West Stand, however, we encourage online sales.

All supporters purchasing online must input a valid email address on their account in order to receive their ticket. When logging in to the online system, you can use your email address as your supporter number.

Away Fans

Fylde supporters will be situated in the West Stand Overflow (WH & WI) for Tuesday’s fixture.

Tickets can be purchased using the ‘Away Fans’ section on the club’s official online ticketing platform, over the phone on 01904 950950, or in-person on the day of the game.

Level Playing Field ‘Unite For Access’ Campaign

This Tuesday’s fixture is dedicated to the Level Playing Field ‘Unite For Access’ campaign, so you will see:

  • Players wearing branded t-shirts during warmups
  • Unite For Access flag and placard
  • Coaching staff wearing ‘Unite For Access’ pin badges

The focus will be on raising awareness and driving equality for a more inclusive matchday experience for disabled sports fans.

Year after year the campaign helps to recognise why watching live sport is so important to disabled supporters and what clubs do to deliver this as we come together to mark the occasion.

Our stadium continues to offer accessibility for all – find out more on our dedicated accessibility section on our website.

We also offer stadium familiarisation sessions for those who may be hesitant, for various reasons, to visit the LNER Community Stadium. More information can be found here.

In addition, situated by the North Stand and South Stand turnstiles are digital screens, which provide information regarding the accessibility route and the quietest way to navigate around the stadium.


We are pleased to announce that ex-player Richard Brodie will join Iain Dunn as our hospitality guest for Tuesday’s fixture.

Hospitality bookings have now closed.

Doors open at 6pm for Hospitality guests.


Matchday parking spaces in the Monks Cross Park & Ride car park can be booked here for £5.

A full guide to parking around the LNER Community Stadium can be found here.

Please note, parking spaces in other areas of the Vangarde Shopping Park site are restricted to a maximum of two hours on matchdays.

We ask that any supporters planning on parking in residential areas to please respect our neighbours, pay attention to any parking restrictions, and avoid blocking access to any driveways.

Match Programme/50:50 Draw

A 52-page physical matchday programme is available for this fixture and will be sold at every open turnstile by programme sellers for £2. This week’s edition features an exclusive interview with Adam Crookes and much more!

As this edition is an original print from Saturday, 20th January (over six weeks ago), the club has cut the cost of this edition to £2.

50/50 Raffle tickets will also be available to purchase ahead of the game from sellers in high-vis jackets at every open turnstile right up until kick-off, with some great prizes up for grabs.


  • 1st Prize: Main cash prize (the remaining total of 50% minus 2nd and 3rd prize)
  • 2nd Prize: £50
  • 3rd Prize: £25
Foundation Fan Zone Stage Music – Sponsored by Jorvik Radio

Gents and Ginger will be our Foundation Fan Zone Stage entertainment for Tuesday evening’s game.

Hailing from the heart of the historic city of York, dynamic funk band Gents & Ginger bring the vibrant spirits of their world straight to your eardrums. From soulful melodies to irresistible bass lines, their music is a delicious blend of old-school funk with a modern twist.

Often described as the gurus of unconventional groove, Gents & Ginger know how to ignite any stage with their trademark mismatched outfits and natural flair. Their art reaches straight to the funkiness that lies dusty in us all. As a well-seasoned band(wich), their curated sound is so uniquely flavoursome you’ll be wondering why you never added enough ginger.

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Y22 Bus Service

The Y22 Shuttle Bus service, organised by York City Supporters Trust and First York, will be running.

The Y22 operates from two hours before kick-off and after the game until the ground is clear, up to 90 minutes after the full-time whistle. This increases the frequency of buses running between Stonebow in the City Centre and the Monks Cross Park & Ride stop, as well as freeing up capacity on the existing number 9 route.

Fans wishing to use the service will need to purchase Y22 tickets from the First Bus app, which are priced at:

  • Adult return: £3.50
  • Child/Concessionary return: £2
  • Adult single: £2
  • Child/Concessionary single: £1

No other tickets are valid on the service.

Keep updated with the game

As always, the best way to follow the game is in the ground. If you can’t make it to the LNER Community Stadium, here are some alternatives: