Match RecapMagpies run riot at York

26th January 2019

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.

Team news

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′)

Dismissals: None

Referee: Dean Hulme

Assistants: Kieron Salmons & Kevin Saunby

Attendance: 2,669 (296 away fans)

Weather: Overcast

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.


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We are a non-league football club based in Lancashire, currently playing in the sixth tier of the English football pyramid.

Founded in 1875 as a rugby club before converting to football in 1883, the Magpies have called Victory Park home since 1920, reached the FA Cup Second Round twice and won a record 18 Lancashire FA Challenge Trophies.



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