Words: Alex Birch; Pictures: Josh Vosper
The Magpies rattled off another four goals as they finished off a decent York side late in the day at Bootham Crescent.
Chorley named an unchanged squad from the 3-0 victory over Guiseley. York made five changes to the side that lost at Stockport, bringing new signings Scott Burgess, Paddy McLaughlin & Tom Bradbury straight into the starting XI.
York City: Bartlett; York, Ferguson, Bencherif, Bradbury, Tait, Burgess, McLaughlin, Burrow (c), Wright (Langstaff, 61′), Kempster (Parkin, 75′). Subs not used: Newton, Griffiths, Whitley.
Chorley: Urwin; Challoner, Blakeman, Teague (c), Leather, Meppen-Walter, A.Newby (Hooper, 86′), O’Keefe, Carver, Wilson (McGurk, 81′), E.Newby (Cottrell, 84′). Subs not used: Jordan, Eccles.
The Magpies started in decent fashion and after Alex Newby went close from range, the forward won a corner which resulted in the opening goal. Adam Blakeman’s wedged centre was missed by Adam Bartlett, the defender couldn’t clear and Scott Leather prodded home from a yard out for his first of the season.
The second followed on 16 minutes when Courtney Meppen-Walter‘s 25-yard free kick, following a foul on Elliot Newby, deflected off the wall, wrong-footed Bartlett, and snuck into the net.
The rest of the half was a frantic end-to-end battle, with both sides creating and wasting a number of good chances. The Minstermen got themselves back into the contest when Matt Urwin was adjudged to have fouled a York player at a corner. Jordan Burrow took and missed the spot kick, but he was first to the rebound.
The end-to-end nature of the contest continued in the second half, but without so many clear cut chances.
Wilson went close with a header that Bartlett did well to keep out, before a terrific Challoner cross from the right was headed home by Chorley’s number 10, restoring the two-goal advantage with 14 minutes remaining.
Joe Tait struck the post with a header at the other end as York continued to battle, but the game was sealed with six minutes to go when Elliot found Adam McGurk, whose cross-shot was deflected onto the post by Carver, leaving Alex the task of tapping home the fourth from inside the six yard box.
HT 1-2 / FT 1-4
Goals: Burrow (35′); Leather (8′), Meppen-Walter (16′), Wilson (76′), A.Newby (84′)
Cautions: Urwin (23′), Blakeman (32′), O’Keefe (64′)
Referee: Dean Hulme
Assistants: Kieron Salmons & Kevin Saunby
Attendance: 2,669 (296 away fans)
Next up: We entertain Nuneaton Borough at Victory Park next Saturday at 3pm. Admission is £12 adults, £9 over-60s/NHS/armed services, £7 students, £5 12-16s & FREE accompanied under-12s.