By Brad Saxton | Image by Matthew Appleby
The Minstermen will look to secure back-to-back victories for the first time this season when we take on Bromley at the LNER Community Stadium on Saturday October 7th (3pm kick off.)
Neal Ardley’s side picked up an important three points in midweek, as we came from behind in East London to secure a crucial 2-1 win at Dagenham and Redbridge.
Lenell John-Lewis came off the bench to fire home the equaliser which levelled the game with five minutes to go, before Dipo Akinyemi’s seventh goal of the season four minutes into stoppage time stole all three points for City.
This weekend’s visitors currently sit fifth in the National League table following an impressive start to the season. So far this campaign, they’ve secured seven league wins and four draws from their opening fourteen games, taking 25 points from a possible 42.
Tuesday night’s 2-0 defeat at league leaders Chesterfield ended an eleven-game unbeaten run, which had seen them secure seven wins during that period.
This weekend’s fixture is our second Foundation Fixture of the season, which sees this match focusing on promoting mental health. Many activities will be taking place around the ground ahead of the game, which can be viewed below.
The Minstermen welcome Concrete4U as match sponsors for our latest home league game against Bromley on Saturday afternoon.
Concrete4U is a leading supplier of concrete and aggregates to both small and large customers across much of North Yorkshire, including the districts of Harrogate, Hambleton, Richmondshire and York. As a family owned business, their philosophy is based on putting the customer at the heart of everything they do, whilst ensuring a sustainable future.
We hope everybody connected with Concrete4U enjoy their day with us at the LNER Community Stadium.
- Car park opens at 11am
- Directors’ and Jorvik lounge hospitality opens for guests at 12:30pm. LNER Lounge opens at 1pm.
- Turnstiles open at 1:30pm – please arrive early, save time and buy online to avoid queues.
- Scan the QR code on your season ticket/match ticket upon arrival at the correct turnstile.
- For ticketing queries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Ticket Office directly on 01904 950950, or visit during opening hours.
Advance ticket prices for this fixture are as follows:
- Adult – £22
- Concession (60+) – £17
- Student – £10 (Can only be bought from ticketing office with Student ID to be shown)
- Age 14-18 – £10
- Age 8-13 – £7
- Age 2-7* – Free (Can only be claimed from the ticketing office)
- Age 0-1* – Free (Can only be claimed from the ticketing office in advance. East & West Stand top 5 rows only)
- Carers** – Free
* Please Note – Prices for Adults, Concessions, Students, Ages 14-18 and 8-13 will increase by £1 if purchased on matchday.
The fixture is NOT all ticket and pay on the day is available at the ticket booth located at the exterior of the West Stand. However, we encourage online sales due to anticipated queues.
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.
Foundation Fixture: Mental Health Focus
As mentioned, this weekend’s fixture is a designated Foundation Fixture, which focuses on Mental Health. We have planned a range of activities to take place on the day of the game.
- 1:30-2:30pm: Free kickabouts for children in the ‘cages’ outside the hospitality entrance.
- Football freestyler Jay Rosa is back with us, joining in with the kickabout in the cages then performing a little ‘set’ on the pitch at half-time.
- A Mental Health Market Stall in the East Stand concourse with local organisations hosting a table to chat to supporters about their work in the field of mental health.
- Articles in the match day programme
We are pleased to announce that former York City defender David McGurk will be joining us as our hospitality guest ahead of this weekend’s fixture.
The former Minstermen centre back originally joined the club on three separate occasions on loan between 2004 and 2006, before joining the club permanently in the summer of 2006. McGurk would go on to spend the next eight years with the Minstermen, where he made 332 appearances and scored six goals for the club.
During the 2006/07 season, he was part of the team that reached the Nationwide Conference playoffs, which saw named Clubman of the Year for that season.
Bookings for hospitality tickets for this fixture have now closed.
Directors’ and Jorvik lounge hospitality opens for guests at 12:30pm. LNER Lounge opens at 1pm.
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 2 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.
Matchday Programme and 50/50 Raffle
A 52-page physical matchday programme is available for this fixture and will be sold at every open turnstile by programme sellers for £3. This week’s edition features an exclusive interview with midfielder Scott Burgess and much more!
50/50 Raffle tickets will also be available to purchase ahead of the game, as well as online by clicking here, 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
- 2nd Prize: £50
- 3rd Prize: £25
- 4th Prize: Two tickets to a ‘Fish and Chip Cruise’ with City Cruises York
Foundation Fan Zone Stage Music – Sponsored by Jorvik Radio
The Frantics will be performing in the Fan Zone ahead of kick-off at tomorrow evening’s game at the LNER Community
They are a 4-piece indie rock ‘n’ roll band formed in York, consisting of Joe Collins (Bass and lead vocal), Fraser Threlfall (Lead guitar and backing vocal), Adam Herkes (Rhythm guitar) and Antony Higgs (Drums and backing vocal). T
Their sound can be described as a catchy guitar-based combination of flavours from an array of decades and always tries to achieve a sing-along vibe! The lads can be found playing in the York and Leeds regions most weekends and their energetic debut E.P ‘Always Up For It’, was released this summer.
X (Twitter): @Frantics__
Y22 Bus Service
The Y22 Shuttle Bus service, kindly organised by York City Supporters Trust and First York, will be running for this fixture.
The Y22 service runs 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 the 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 this service.
York and Bromley will take each other on in only the sixth-ever meeting between the two sides this weekend. Both sides first met during the 2016/17 season, where the London based club secured a league double over the Minstermen.
City travelled to Bromley in the 2021/22 FA Trophy Semi-Final, which saw the Minstermen lead at the break, before three second-half goals from the hosts saw them advance into the final at the national stadium.
Last season saw City finally get one over Bromley, as we secured a league double over them in the Vanarama National League.
We first met each other here at the LNER Community Stadium in September 2022, where an own goal and a Manny Duku header secured a 2-1 win for City, before a 3-0 win followed in March which saw City secure all three points following goals from Lenell John-Lewis, Luke James and Ryan Fallowfield.
How to follow 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 however, here are some alternatives:
- In-game updates on our X (formerly Twitter) page @YorkCityFC
- Live Match Stream on National League TV for international viewers
- Full match report on our website and social channels after the game
- Post-match reaction on York City FC YouTube
- Highlights on YouTube
- Live commentary from BBC Radio York and York Hospital Radio.
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