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Teale the hero as young Minstermen beat Chesterfield

15th November 2019

Jake Teale was the star for York against Chesterfield, saving three out of five penalties, as City won the shoot out 3-2 to progress into the second round of the National Cup. Will Jackson thought he’d won the game for City with just three minutes to go but The Spireites equalised in the 89th minute, sending the game straight to penalties.

City started the better and nearly went ahead through Luke Jones. He capitalised on a mistake at the back from Chesterfield and tried to place one into the corner, only for it to hit the post and be cleared by the away side.

Chesterfield almost took the lead themselves when Kian Tansley got his head to a cross at the back post however, he headed it over the bar from close range.

Jackson linked up well with Brandon Finn to get a shot at goal which forced the goalkeeper to make a smart stop down to his right-hand side. It meant the sides went in goalless at the break.

Ten minutes into the second half and Finn had a great chance to put City ahead. Chesterfield’s ‘keeper slipped when receiving a pass, allowing Finn to take the ball around him, only for him to put it into the side netting.

Teale made a great save diving away to his left, as Chesterfield pushed to find a late goal.

York then went ahead with just three minutes remaining. The ball came out to Jackson on the edge of the box. He beat one player and then calmly placed the ball into the corner with his left foot.

City thought they’d won it at that point, but Chesterfield responded immediately. A looping header from a Chesterfield player went over Teale and into the net, sending the game to penalties.

Both teams missed their first and third penalties, and both scored their second. Teale had saved both penalties and made it a hat-trick of saves with arguably his best, low down to his left-hand side.

Reiss Harrison confidently scored York’s fourth penalty meaning Chesterfield had to score their fifth to stay in it. They did, meaning it was up to Archie Whitfield to put York through into the next round. He sent the ‘keeper the wrong way to start the celebrations for City.

Youth team manager Tim Ryan said after the game: “We had six injuries going to the game and the eleven who played the full 90 minutes were absolutely outstanding.

“We knew they’d come and be a good team, which they were. We more than matched them for effort and enthusiasm.

“The lads who came into play midfield were exceptional and having Will (Jackson) out on the wing gave us a great outlet and at times he showed real good quality high up the pitch.

“We usually only practise penalties at the end as a light cool down session. Some of the saves from Jake Teale were absolutely outstanding.

“The lads will enjoy this win because it is a good scalp for us. We’ve got six injuries so at this moment in time we are a light squad. We’ll have a cool down session tomorrow and then start looking ahead to our next game against Hartlepool.”



Article by Jack Witham.

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