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York City 1-0 Cheltenham Town

York defender Dave Winfield's second-half header was enough to beat League Two relegation rivals Cheltenham.

Michael Coulson hit the Cheltenham post with a free-kick and Stephane Zubar's header was cleared off the line by Matt Richards before York went ahead.

Centre-half Winfield rose highest to meet Luke Summerfield's 73rd-minute far-post corner from four yards.

That leaves City five points clear of danger, but ruined new Cheltenham boss Gary Johnson's first game in charge.

Cheltenham remain bottom, three points adrift of safety with six games left.

Shaun Harrad wasted their best chance just before the half-hour mark following Craig Braham-Barrett's left-wing cross.

The on-loan Notts County striker's downward header from four yards lacked the power to beat home goalkeeper Michael Ingham, recalled as Bobby Olejnik was suspended.

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Post-match: York City boss Wilcox

York City manager Russ Wilcox told BBC Radio York:

"Nervous moments at the end, but I think over the 90 minutes we deserved the win.

"I thought the lads were really brave. I asked the lads to be brave with the ball today and we moved it around the pitch and created opportunities.

"It was just a massive team effort and I mean everybody at the football club not just the players.

"It was a massive six pointer and we were on the right end of that."

Cheltenham Town manager Gary Johnson told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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Johnson on Cheltenham v York

"Apart from a spell in the second half, I thought the effort was there, that's the first thing you've got to have in your group.

"They're gutted in there and I've tried to pick them up, that's why I had a bit of a go at them at the end there on the pitch in front of the fans - not for effect, but I don't want people thinking we're out of it and that we're relegated, of course we're not, there's six games left yet.

"I know it's disappointing for the Cheltenham fans to come all the way here and see their team lose again, but hopefully they've seen a little modicum of hope - in as much as that we were probably one goal away from having a decent performance.

"I am passionate about keeping this club in the division."

Line-ups

York

  • 24Ingham
  • 15Lowe
  • 16Winfield
  • 5McCombeSubstituted forZubarat 45'minutesBooked at 78mins
  • 17Halliday
  • 10Penn
  • 8Summerfield
  • 7Coulson
  • 18PlattSubstituted forMillerat 69'minutes
  • 30CoulthirstSubstituted forO'Hanlonat 90+4'minutes
  • 39Hyde

Substitutes

  • 1Mooney
  • 2McCoy
  • 3Ilesanmi
  • 14Montrose
  • 19Miller
  • 23O'Hanlon
  • 38Zubar

Cheltenham

  • 1Carson
  • 2Vaughan
  • 26Packwood
  • 5Brown
  • 3Braham-Barrett
  • 28McDonaldSubstituted forHaynesat 74'minutes
  • 6MillsBooked at 53minsSubstituted forHanksat 69'minutes
  • 8Richards
  • 20Wynter
  • 29HarradSubstituted forMansetat 74'minutes
  • 10Burns

Substitutes

  • 4Taylor
  • 9Haynes
  • 12Gould
  • 15Deaman
  • 16Hanks
  • 25Berry
  • 39Manset
Referee:
Kevin Wright
Attendance:
4,151

Match Stats

Home TeamYorkAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home14
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, York City 1, Cheltenham Town 0.

Full Time

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

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Josh O'Hanlon replaces Shaquile Coulthirst.

Attempt missed. Danny Haynes (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Shaquile Coulthirst (York City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Dave Winfield (York City).

Mathieu Manset (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Brad Halliday (York City).

Danny Haynes (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Mathieu Manset (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a set piece situation.

Booking

Stéphane Zubar (York City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Stéphane Zubar (York City).

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

Foul by Brad Halliday (York City).

Mathieu Manset (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Hand ball by Jake Hyde (York City).

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Danny Haynes replaces Shaquille McDonald.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Mathieu Manset replaces Shaun Harrad.

Goal!

Goal! York City 1, Cheltenham Town 0. Dave Winfield (York City) header from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Luke Summerfield with a cross following a corner.

Corner, York City. Conceded by Craig Braham-Barrett.

Attempt blocked. Stéphane Zubar (York City) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, York City. Conceded by Troy Brown.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Shaun Miller replaces Tom Platt.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Joe Hanks replaces Pablo Mills.

Shaquile Coulthirst (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matt Richards (Cheltenham Town).

Attempt missed. Shaquille McDonald (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Jake Hyde.

Russell Penn (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Shaun Harrad (Cheltenham Town).

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Dave Winfield.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Russell Penn.

Foul by Russell Penn (York City).

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

Foul by Brad Halliday (York City).

Craig Braham-Barrett (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Will Packwood (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jake Hyde (York City).

Attempt missed. Luke Summerfield (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Brad Halliday (York City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton40239858342478
2Shrewsbury40238960283277
3Wycombe402014660392174
4Bury392171152371570
5Southend391812946351166
6Newport401711124744362
7Plymouth4017101346291761
8Stevenage401611135549659
9Luton401610144842658
10Exeter401513125555058
11Northampton40176176052857
12Wimbledon401412145252054
13Morecambe401312154245-351
14Portsmouth401214144646050
15Oxford Utd401213154348-549
16Dag & Red40147194654-849
17Accrington40138194866-1847
18Mansfield40129193352-1945
19Cambridge401111185255-344
20York40917144246-444
21Carlisle40126224866-1842
22Hartlepool40117223360-2740
23Tranmere40912194357-1439
24Cheltenham40813193559-2437
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