21/22 Match Preview: York City

The Lions return to Nethermoor on Saturday for the first home league game since 13th November with York City the visitors in a hotly anticipated Yorkshire derby.

Match sponsored by: Chris Wright Road Planing

Segregation will be in place with York City fans allocated the JM Glendinning seated stand and uncovered Railway End of the ground with entry via turnstiles 5-8.

Tickets for home fans can be purchased online in advance here and for away fans here. It is recommended to purchase online in advance to reduce queuing on the day, tickets will also be on sale on the day at the turnstiles with payment by cash only, it is also cash payments only inside the ground for programmes, food and drink and 50/50 cash draw tickets.

Both teams will be eager for three points to boost their league position with The Lions on the hunt for successive wins in the league after a 1-0 victory last time out at Chester.

It would be just the third home three points of the campaign should Marcus Bignot and Russ O’Neill’s men pick up a victory against The Minstermen. The recent defeat at Nethermoor to Hereford did bring to an end a four game home unbeaten run in all competitions with the Joint Manager’s hoping to make Nethermoor a fortress once more.

Lewis Hey’s strike at the Deva Stadium brought to an end a 350 minute+ goal drought in all competitions with the academy graduate netting his third of the season.

York City’s season has not got off to the start the former EFL side would have hoped for as they sit in 13th place and recently parted company with Steve Watson before appointing former Macclesfield Town and Port Vale boss John Askey.

Askey tasted defeat in his first game at home to Kettering before knocking Blyth Spartans out of the Buildbase FA Trophy on Saturday, City’s last league win also came against The Spartans back in October.

The last fixture between the two sides ended in a 1-0 defeat for The Lions in the final league fixture at Bootham Crescent in December 2020 just before the season was cut short.

Lions fans have fond memories though of the 6-1 home win over York back in 2016 and Kaine Felix’s last minute goal in a 2-1 victory at Bootham Crescent in December 2019.

Don’t miss the final home game before Christmas and be at Nethermoor on Saturday with kick-off at 3pm.

Tickets for home fans can be purchased online in advance here and for away fans here.