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Cheltenham Town 0-1 York City

Diego De Girolamo scored his third goal in four matches as York beat Cheltenham to seal their second win of the season.

The Italian striker, on loan from Sheffield United, steered home Michael Coulson's pass to give the visitors a deserved half-time lead.

The Minstermen then had to withstand a second-half rally from Cheltenham.

Away goalkeeper Aleksander Cisak did superbly to twice deny Byron Harrison, while Terry Gornell sent a free header wide for the hosts.

De Girolamo had earlier smashed a shot against the post and clipped another smart effort inches wide as York dominated the first period.

Deon Burton, making his York debut on loan from Scunthorpe, volleyed over from close-range, while the dangerous Coulson fired just wide.

The Robins livened up considerably after the break - and Gornell should have equalised when he directed a free header from Raffaele De Vita's right-wing cross wastefully off target.

Cisak then parried an excellent shot on the turn from Harrison before keeping out an instinctive strike from the Robins substitute three minutes from time.

Cheltenham Town manager Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"I'd like to apologise for the first half performance. I'd like to thank the supporters for even applauding at the end.

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Cheltenham boss Mark Yates on defeat to York City

"We got bullied, outplayed, they could have had a few goals. We're not kidding ourselves, our first half performance was woeful.

"I don't pick people out but Terry (Gornell) should be scoring at least one of a couple of good chances that came his way.

"It's not about tactics or formations, it's about a bit of desire, and that's probably the only time I've questioned their desire this season."

York City manager Russ Wilcox told BBC Radio York:

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Wilcox on Cheltenham v York City

"It's important as a new manager to get off the mark. We were so close at Morecambe the other Tuesday so to see this one out is very pleasing.

"It was certainly a game of two halves, similar to most games I've been involved in at York.

"We dominated the first half and could have should have been out of sight.

"We had that little bit of luck today we've not had in previous games."

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Carson
  • 5Brown
  • 15DeamanSubstituted forBancessiat 45'minutes
  • 6Elliott
  • 2Vaughan
  • 16HanksBooked at 10minsSubstituted forDe Vitaat 40'minutes
  • 25Taylor
  • 8Richards
  • 3Braham-Barrett
  • 26MarquisBooked at 19minsSubstituted forHarrisonat 59'minutes
  • 10Gornell

Substitutes

  • 9Harrison
  • 11Haworth
  • 12Gould
  • 18Black
  • 19Sterling-James
  • 28De Vita
  • 29Bancessi

York

  • 29Cisak
  • 2McCoy
  • 5McCombe
  • 15Lowe
  • 3Ilesanmi
  • 20Meikle
  • 10PennSubstituted forSummerfieldat 77'minutes
  • 14Montrose
  • 7Coulson
  • 19De GirolamoSubstituted forHydeat 66'minutes
  • 28BurtonSubstituted forBruntat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Parslow
  • 8Summerfield
  • 13Straker
  • 18Platt
  • 24Ingham
  • 26Brunt
  • 39Hyde
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
2,469

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamYork
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home12
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 0, York City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 0, York City 1.

Attempt missed. Ryan Brunt (York City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Lee Vaughan (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Ryan Brunt replaces Deon Burton.

Attempt saved. Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Jake Hyde (York City).

Lee Vaughan (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Luke Summerfield (York City) header from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Jake Hyde (York City).

Matt Richards (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matt Richards (Cheltenham Town).

Femi Ilesanmi (York City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Luke Summerfield replaces Russell Penn.

Attempt saved. Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by John McCombe.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Marvin McCoy.

Attempt blocked. Eusebio Bancessi (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Terry Gornell (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Steve Elliott (Cheltenham Town).

Lewis Montrose (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Keith Lowe (York City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town).

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Jake Hyde replaces Diego De Girolamo.

Attempt missed. Raffaele De Vita (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Alex Cisak.

Attempt saved. Terry Gornell (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Matt Richards (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Deon Burton (York City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Lindon Meikle (York City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Byron Harrison replaces John Marquis.

Attempt missed. Matt Richards (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Lindon Meikle (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Terry Gornell (Cheltenham Town).

Foul by Lewis Montrose (York City).

Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Keith Lowe (York City).

Terry Gornell (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, York City. Conceded by Lee Vaughan.

Attempt missed. Eusebio Bancessi (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe1695223121132
2Luton169431911831
3Shrewsbury1693425121330
4Bury169342617930
5Burton169252120129
6Plymouth16835189927
7Southend167451614225
8Newport166642016424
9Portsmouth166551816223
10Morecambe167271817123
11Exeter166551919023
12Accrington167272427-323
13Cheltenham166461518-322
14Cambridge166372620621
15Northampton166372523221
16Stevenage166372124-321
17Wimbledon165562225-320
18Mansfield165471419-519
19Oxford Utd164481823-516
20York162951420-615
21Dag & Red164391927-815
22Carlisle164392030-1015
23Tranmere162681522-712
24Hartlepool1633101227-1512
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