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York City 2-0 Tranmere Rovers

Two goals from striker Wes Fletcher moved York out of the League Two relegation zone and above Tranmere.

Fletcher put the hosts ahead when he met Bradley Halliday's low cross at the back post on 20 minutes for his first league goal since September.

Michael Coulson then went close before Fletcher collected Coulson's pass, cut inside and fired left-footed into the far corner on 58 minutes.

Tranmere failed to create a meaningful chance as they slipped to 22nd.

The Minstermen's first victory in eight games moves them up to 20th, two points clear of the bottom two.

York City manager Russ Wilcox told BBC Radio York:

"Fantastic - the supporters deserve that and everybody at the club deserves it.

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Wilcox on York City v Tranmere

"It has been doom and gloom, understandably when you drop into that relegation zone, but the performances have been there.

"Today was a bit special. We got right at Tranmere and played some good football.

"I don't think anybody would have complained if we'd won by four or five today."

Line-ups

York

  • 31Olejnik
  • 2McCoy
  • 15Lowe
  • 38Zubar
  • 28Benning
  • 7CoulsonBooked at 50mins
  • 10Penn
  • 17Halliday
  • 12CarsonSubstituted forMeikleat 87'minutes
  • 9Fletcher
  • 29Sinclair

Substitutes

  • 3Ilesanmi
  • 5McCombe
  • 14Montrose
  • 18Platt
  • 20Meikle
  • 21Hirst
  • 24Ingham

Tranmere

  • 1Williams
  • 2HolmesBooked at 28mins
  • 18DugdaleBooked at 48mins
  • 28McGahey
  • 17Taylor
  • 31Myrie-WilliamsSubstituted forMolyneuxat 75'minutes
  • 22Jennings
  • 4Power
  • 29Donnelly
  • 9OdejayiSubstituted forKoumasat 69'minutes
  • 34HumeSubstituted forKirbyat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 8Koumas
  • 14Laird
  • 15Kirby
  • 19Molyneux
  • 26Brezovan
  • 32Thompson
Referee:
Richard Clark
Attendance:
3,714

Match Stats

Home TeamYorkAway TeamTranmere
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home16
Away4
Shots on Target
Home9
Away1
Corners
Home2
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, York City 2, Tranmere Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, York City 2, Tranmere Rovers 0.

Attempt saved. Rob Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Brad Halliday (York City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Rory Donnelly (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Emile Sinclair (York City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Lindon Meikle replaces Josh Carson.

Attempt missed. Jason Koumas (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Brad Halliday (York City).

Rob Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Brad Halliday (York City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Josh Carson (York City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Lee Molyneux replaces Jennison Myrie-Williams.

Jason Koumas (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Brad Halliday (York City).

Wes Fletcher (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Dugdale (Tranmere Rovers).

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Stéphane Zubar.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jason Koumas replaces Kayode Odejayi.

Attempt saved. Brad Halliday (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, York City. Conceded by Harrison McGahey.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jake Kirby replaces Iain Hume.

Josh Carson (York City) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

Malvind Benning (York City) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box.

Keith Lowe (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers).

Attempt saved. Michael Coulson (York City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Josh Carson (York City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Marvin McCoy (York City).

Rory Donnelly (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Keith Lowe (York City).

Kayode Odejayi (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! York City 2, Tranmere Rovers 0. Wes Fletcher (York City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Michael Coulson.

Rob Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Brad Halliday (York City).

Hand ball by Josh Carson (York City).

Booking

Michael Coulson (York City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Josh Carson (York City).

Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Adam Dugdale (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury31187645202561
2Burton31187643271661
3Wycombe311511542251756
4Luton301510537231455
5Southend3115973426854
6Newport3114893937250
7Plymouth311471037221549
8Bury31147104235749
9Stevenage31136124239345
10Exeter321110114245-343
11Northampton31125144842641
12Morecambe30118113129241
13Wimbledon30118114040041
14Accrington30123153950-1139
15Cambridge30107134438637
16Portsmouth30910113033-337
17Oxford Utd31810133340-734
18Dag & Red3097143239-734
19Carlisle31103183853-1533
20York31614113137-632
21Mansfield3088142538-1332
22Tranmere30710133037-731
23Cheltenham3179152747-2030
24Hartlepool3166192453-2924
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