Match Preview | York City vs Chesterfield

York City are back in action for back-to-back Bank Holiday fixtures, starting with Chesterfield at the LNER Community Stadium on Friday, March 29th (3pm kick off).

Adam Hinshelwood’s side go into the game following consecutive victories, and clean sheets, for the first time this season.

A strong backing, whilst City push for a third consecutive victory, could be the difference as we look to go one step further in our quest for survival.

Champions Chesterfield wrapped up their title and promotion back to the Football League last Saturday, beating Boreham Wood 3-0 at home in front of the TNT Sports cameras.

After strong sales in both the East and South Stand, additional tickets have been made available in the North Stand.

Match Sponsor

The Minstermen welcome Plonkers as match sponsor for our latest home game against Chesterfield on Friday afternoon.

Based in the historic riverside of York; Plonkers has been serving high quality locally sourced food and drinks since the 1980s. The name Plonkers, comes from the word Plonk, which was used to describe cheap French table wine in the 1980s (although research suggests the Aussies coined the word before the Brits!).

Plonkers Wine Bar has been around since those early 1980s times and is completely independent and family run.

Go and enjoy the unique friendly atmosphere either within their unique building or out on the iconic Riverside, a location which is hard to beat! At Plonkers, they aim to provide the very best personal service to all customers and continue to support the many local breweries and suppliers.

We hope everybody connected with Plonkers enjoy their day with us at the LNER Community Stadium.


This game is ALL-TICKET. Supporters must purchase tickets before Friday 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.

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.


We are pleased to announce that ex-player Chris Marples will join Iain Dunn as our hospitality guest.

York City Ladies players Millie Ash and Faye Singleton will also join Iain as part of our Her Game Too ‘Focus Fixture’.

Doors open at 12.30pm for Hospitality guests – in what is set to be an incredibly busy occasion. Please ensure you arrive in good time.

Her Game Too

This weekend’s Men’s and Women’s fixtures are dedicated to celebrating Her Game Too.

Founded in 2021, Her Game Too works to eradicate sexism in the football industry. We at York City Football Club share their aim of wanting women and girls of all ages to feel confident and safe sharing their opinions about football, both online and in real life, without fear of sexist abuse.

First of all, join us at the LNER Community Stadium on Good Friday for our crucial Men’s First Team fixture against division champions Chesterfield in the Vanarama National League (3pm kick-off).

Here is what will be going on to support the campaign on matchday:

  • Girls’ teams will act as flagbearers as the players emerge from the tunnel
  • Her Game Too flag to be displayed on the pitch at kick-off
  • Focus on female staff in the matchday programme
  • Club staff and volunteers to wear Her Game Too pin badges
  • Her Game Too logo on matchday programme and promotional collateral
  • Season ticket holders or ticket buyers for this game, to get in free to the Ladies game on Sunday, 31st March (2pm kick off)
  • York City Ladies players to appear as guest speakers in the hospitality lounge

On Sunday 31st March, York City Ladies are in action at the University of York Sport Centre, as they host Norton & Stockton Ancients in the FA Women’s National League Division One (2pm kick-off). Supporters who have a men’s season ticket, or purchased tickets for the game on Good Friday can get in for free to the Ladies game and make it a double-header bank holiday weekender.

For further details regarding the activities taking place at the Ladies game, please click here.


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 £3

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

The Rosemaries will be our Foundation Fan Zone Stage entertainment for Friday’s game.

The Rosemaries are a band from York. Formed in 2021, in the shadow of the COVID-19 lockdowns when the members were just 16. They became locally known for their raw and energetic live performances featuring frenetic pop-punk tunes.

Since then the band have leant more and more on post-punk influences, leading to a more focused sound. The band is comprised of 5 members: Leyon Sykes on lead guitar; Arthur Sharpe on rhythm; Fraser Wood underpins the band with his bass; Louie Powell glues the band on the drums; and Billy Hearld’s vocals sit atop.

Supporters can find The Rosemaries on social media via Instagram @therosemariesband and on X as @rosemariesband.

Y22 / Y22A Bus Service

The Y22 bus, organised by York City Supporters Trust and First York, will be running via long-standing club partner York Pullman.

The Y22 operates two hours before kick-off, at frequent intervals. The service begins departing from Monks Cross Park & Ride 10 minutes before the end of the game, up to a maximum of 90 minutes after the full-time whistle.

Chesterfield supporters will have access to Y22A for this one-off occasion, operating from York railway station. Further details for that service can be found here.

Fans wishing to use the Y22 service need to purchase Y22 tickets from the First Bus app.

Y22 is priced at the following:

  • Adult Return: £3.50
  • Child/Concessionary Return: £2
  • Adult Single*: £2
  • Child/Concessions*: £1

*Only available from the stadium.

No other tickets are valid.

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: