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Bootham Crescent
York City
York City
Tue 01 Jan 3:00pm

York City 4 Darlington 0

Goals: Burrow (pen, 31 mins), Bencherif (41 mins, 2-0) Wright (64 mins, 3-0), Bencherif (82 mins 4-0)

Attendance 3265 (891 from Darlington)

Quakers left Bootham Crescent furious about a second half penalty incident.

Trailing 2-0 at the time, Quakers felt that home defender Joe Davis should have been shown a straight red when he tripped Jordan Nicholson in the penalty area after he was dispossessed, but the referee only showed a yellow card and gave Quakers a free kick outside the box.

Quakers nearly scored in the first minute. Harvey Saunders got down the left and pulled the ball back into the middle, but Tom Elliott couldn’t get on the end of it.

York gained a free kick or a foul on Burrow on the right, but Law couldn’t find anyone in the middle.

Joe Wheatley tangled with Heslop in the York box and seemed to be impeded, but the referee gave a goal kick.

Quakers looked good going forward, and Tom Elliott tried his luck from 25 yards but pulled his shot wide.

Quakers got a free kick in a central position for a foul on Nelson, and Wheatley curled the ball just wide of the left hand post.

Then Williams Kokolo moved up from the back and hit a left foot shot that swerved just wide of the left hand post.

But York took the lead on 31 minutes when jake Wright burst into the box and was tripped by Jonny Maddison and the referee pointed to the spot, from where Jordan Burrow scored to put York into the lead.

They went 2-0 up on 41 minutes when Quakers didn’t clear a right wing corner. Hamza Bencherif had a shot blocked, but he quickly recovered and fired a left foot shot past Maddison.

Half time

York City 2 Darlington 0

Two changes at half time. Nicholson and O’Hanlon for Kokoko and Nelson. Nelson picked up a knock in the first half.

Then Hughes went off with a shoulder injury and was replaced by Thompson, Quakers going to four at the back.

Quakers thought they should have had a penalty on 59 minutes when Nicholson dispossessed Davis and appeared to be brought down in the area, but amazingly the ref only gave a free kick and showed the defender a yellow card. Thompson hit the free kick into the wall, and claimed that it had been blocked by a hand.

But it was 3-0 on 64 minutes when Jake Wright picked up a through ball, held off a challenge, and fired across Maddison into the net

.Quakers had a chance on 68 minutes when Saunders nodded the ball down for Nicholson to hit a right foot shot straight at Bartlett..

It was 4-0 on 82 minutes when Bencherif headed in a right wing corner from six yards out.


Team: Maddison, Trotman, Kokolo (sub O’Hanlon 46), Smith, Hughes (sub Thompson 55), Galbraith, Elliott, Wheatley, Saunders, Nelson (sub Nicholson 46), Palmer

Subs: Wollerton, Ainge,

Bookings: Maddison, Saunders


York: Bartlett, Law, Ferguson, Bencherif, Davis, Heslop (sub Harris 55), Agnew, Moke, Burrow, Wright (sub Whitley 72), Langstaff

Subs: Dyer, Ironside, Bray,


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15 Alfreton 51
16 Darlington 50
17 Hereford 49
18 Curzon 49
19 Guiseley 44
20 Ashton United 35
21 FC United 34
22 Nuneaton 19
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Line Up

  1. Jonny Maddison  
  2. Luke Trotman
  3. Williams Kokolo (O'Hanlon 91)
  4. Will Smith
  5. Liam Hughes (Thompson 101)
  6. Terry Galbraith
  7. Tom Elliott
  8. Joe Wheatley  
  9. Harvey Saunders  
  10. Andrew Nelson (Nicholson 91)
  11. Romal Palmer
  12. Jordan Nicholson
  13. Alex Wollerton
  14. Simon Ainge
  15. Stephen Thompson
  16. Ben O'Hanlon