Cress­well ‘the diver’ has Aidy in a froth

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO - By Jef­fer­son Lake To comment on this match go to http://boards.footy­mad.net/

FURIOUS Northamp­ton man­ager Aidy Boothroyd felt York striker Richard Cress­well should have been sent off long be­fore he helped set up the Min­ster­men’s win­ning goal.

Cress­well had a hand in di­vert­ing Ash­ley Cham­bers’ cross into the path of Ryan Jarvis who then fired home in the 90th minute for the game's only goal.

Northamp­ton had ear­lier had mid­fielder Dar­ren Carter sent off, on his de­but, for two book­ings, and Boothroyd was in­censed that Cress­well es­caped a sim­i­lar fate mo­ments later.

Af­ter burst­ing into the box, the striker went down un­der con­tact from Ben Tozer, and while ref­eree Charles Break­s­pear waved away ap­peals for a penalty, he also re­fused to show Cress­well a sec­ond yel­low card.

“I told Richard Cress­well as he came off – and I shook his hand – that he had too much ex­pe­ri­ence for that ref­eree,” said Boothroyd.

“He went over in the box. It was sim­u­la­tion and he should have been sent off.

“It should be a penalty or a yel­low card for sim­u­la­tion, but we didn't get ei­ther of them.

“We got a 'yeah, yeah' and a smile.

“I don't want to talk about ref­er­ees, but un­for­tu­nately I am be­cause he was cer­tainly in­volved in the game a lot.

“Also I didn't think Dar­ren Carter should have been sent off ei­ther.

“I thought he got a toe on the ball.”

For York boss Nigel Wor­thing­ton, the re­sult rep­re­sents a re­ward for his team's per­sis­tence and an ex­cel­lent win against a side he ex­pects to chal­lenge for pro­mo­tion.

York were the bet­ter side for long spells, with Ash­ley Cham­bers en­joy­ing a fine game on the left wing.

Though Northamp­ton striker Roy O'Dono­van struck the bar with a shot on the run, it was City who gen­er­ated more goalscor­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties.

“One thing we've got to learn is that we keep go­ing right un­til the fi­nal whis­tle and play for 90 or 95 min­utes, how­ever long it takes,” said Wor­thing­ton, who also led York to a win at Northamp­ton in the fi­nal month of last sea­son.

“I thought, over the course of the game, we de­served to win.We cre­ated some chances and their keeper made sev­eral good saves.

“The ef­fort and com­mit­ment of the play­ers was tremen­dous and we needed that against a team that nar­rowly missed out on pro­mo­tion last year.

“They won't be too far away this sea­son, ei­ther, and that makes it re­ally pleas­ing for us to beat them.”

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