Match Preview | York City vs Hartlepool United

By Brad Saxton | Image by Tom Poole

The Minstermen return to Vanarama National League action this coming Saturday when we take on North-East side Hartlepool United in front of a bumper crowd at the LNER Community Stadium.  

Neal Ardley’s side head into this fixture following Tuesday evening’s 2-1 win against Chester FC in the Emirates FA Cup First Round replay, which saw the club secure their place in the Second Round of the competition for the first time since 2010.

Last Saturday saw the Minstermen earn their first win in the fifth tier of English Football since the beginning of October and Ardley’s men will be hoping to back up last weekend’s performance with another three points this coming Saturday.

Standing in their way are a Hartlepool United side, who have had a mixed start to the season following relegation from League Two last season.

Managed by former City boss John Askey, they head into Saturday’s game having only secured one win in their last nine games in all competitions.

The Pools secured a 2-2 draw at home to Ebbsfleet United last Saturday, which saw them end a run of four straight defeats in the Vanarama National League.

Match Sponsor

The Minstermen welcome Willmott Dixon Interior as match sponsor for our latest home game against Hartlepool United on Saturday afternoon.

Willmott Dixon Interiors are part of Willmott Dixon; a privately-owned contracting and interior fit-out group. With a diverse and wide ranging mix of expertise and experience, Willmott Dixon Interiors deliver nationwide projects across the Commercial, Education, Health, Leisure, Secured Environments and Science & Technology sectors. No matter the scope or scale of the project, their people are the best in the business and have the specialist knowledge required to rise to any project challenges that may come their way. From structural refurbishments, to heritage buildings, or projects below £5million, Willmot Dixon Interiors have the right people to deliver both Cat A and Cat B projects we can all feel truly proud of.

We hope everybody connected with Willmott Dixon Interior enjoy their day with us at the LNER Community Stadium.


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 *(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 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.

Away Fans

Hartlepool United supporters will be situated in the North Stand and West Stand Overflow section (WG, WH & WI) for this weekend’s fixture.

Please note away tickets have sold out for this fixture.


We are pleased to announce that Paddy Atkinson will join Iain Dunn as our hospitality guest for Saturday’s fixture.

After starting his career as a youngster at Sheffield United, he went on to have spells with Hartlepool United, Barrow and Workington, before moving to the Minstermen in 1995.

Over a three-year spell with the club, the left-back made over 60 appearances for the club, before he later went on to feature for the likes of Scarborough, Blyth Spartans and Scottish side Queen of the South.

Hospitality bookings have closed for this fixture. Doors open at 12:30pm on Saturday afternoon 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 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 Olly Dyson 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.

50/50 Prizes
  • 1st Prize: Main cash prize (the remaining total of 50% minus 2nd and 3rdprize)
  • 2nd Prize: £50
  • 3rd Prize: £25
  • 4th Prize: 2 x tickets to a Fish and Chip Cruise with City Cruises York
Foundation Fan Zone Stage Music – Sponsored by Jorvik Radio 

Everything After Midnight will be our Foundation Fan Zone Stage entertainment for this weekend’s game.

Everything After Midnight are a female fronted five-piece from York, England. Harnessing a sound inspired by the likes of Phoebe Bridgers, The Beths, and Wolf Alice, an EAM track can land anywhere between upbeat jangle and sincere ambience.

Having played to sold out crowds in all of their hometown’s venues, EAM have earned support slots across the UK with acts such as The Lounge Society, Do Nothing, The Oozes, Circa Waves and LIFE.

Follow Everything After Midnight on Social Media

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 need to purchase the Y22 tickets from the First Bus app, 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 however, here are some alternatives:

Matchday Information/FAQs

For full travel information please click here.

For Car Parking information please click here.