CITY BRING DROUGHT TO AN END

The Non-League Football Paper - - SATURDAY MATCH CENTRE - By John Feather­stone

YORK CITY ended their six-game wait for a Na­tional League North win by de­feat­ing FC United of Manch­ester.

A goal in each half from Alex Har­ris and Jor­dan Bur­row se­cured the points for the Min­ster­men.

But the vis­i­tors, who went into the game hav­ing matched their best-ever away run at sixth-tier level fol­low­ing three con­sec­u­tive tri­umphs on their trav­els, were un­for­tu­nate to trail at half-time hav­ing dom­i­nated for long pe­ri­ods and home keeper Adam Bartlett was pre­sented with the man-of-the­match cham­pagne.

York forged ahead against the run of play on 25 min­utes when Bartlett’s long punt for­ward sent Har­ris clear.

An out­rush­ing Lloyd Allinson saved Har­ris’ first shot, but the for­mer Hiber­nian at­tacker fol­lowed up to find the empty goal.

Bartlett made his best save of the con­test af­ter the break when his in­stinc­tive re­flex stop kept out Stephen O’Hal­lo­ran’s pow­er­ful header.

In­stead, York sealed vic­tory on 86 min­utes when United cen­tre­back Chris Lynch con­ceded a penalty for push­ing Kennedy Digie in the air as the on-loan Kid­der­min­ster de­fender looked to get on the end of Kal­lum Grif­fiths’ cor­ner.

Bur­row sub­se­quently tucked away his ninth goal of the sea­son, find­ing Allinson’s bot­tom-right cor­ner as the vis­it­ing keeper dived the other way.

STAR MAN: Adam Bartlett (York) ENTERTAINMENT: ★★★★★

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