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York City 2-1 Stevenage

York City beat Teddy Sheringham's Stevenage to record only their fourth League Two win of the season and move back within three points of safety.

City are still bottom of the Football League despite substitute Danny Galbraith's stoppage-time strike.

But they are now on the up after losing just twice in the last six matches.

On-loan Cambridge midfielder Keith Keane had fired in from 30 yards on 78 minutes to cancel out Kenny McEvoy's first-half opener for City.

Making only his third Stevenage appearance, Keane looked to have earned a point until Galbraith got on the ball 40 yards out, strode to the edge of the penalty box and fired a low shot in off keeper Chris Day's right post.

York City manager Jackie McNamara told BBC Radio York:

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McNamara on York v Stevenage

"We thoroughly deserved to win. It feels good. It was an important win. We emphasised that yesterday before the game. It was a great time to score and a fantastic finish for Danny to win it.

"I'd like to have had it tied up a lot earlier in the game but, if we hadn't won, it would have been a sore one to take."

Stevenage manager Teddy Sheringham told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Teddy Sheringham: Stevenage boss on York defeat

"We didn't deserve that result against us. York didn't really trouble us in any way. We gifted them a goal in the first half and, after we got our equaliser, it felt like there was only going to be one winner.

"It's like a dagger through the heart. It's not funny when we end up on the wrong end of these games. I feel the same pain that the fans do. We really didn't look like losing, but switching off in the last few minutes changes all of that.

"I have made the players aware these are must-win games, or at least not-losses. We have enough experience out there on the pitch to not make little mistakes, They know players can't cut through the middle like that."

Line-ups

York

  • 1Flinders
  • 27Hendrie
  • 15Cameron
  • 16Winfield
  • 3Ilesanmi
  • 8SummerfieldSubstituted forGalbraithat 79'minutes
  • 10Penn
  • 23Dixon
  • 33McEvoySubstituted forMassankaat 72'minutes
  • 9Oliver
  • 7Coulson

Substitutes

  • 4Berrett
  • 6Satka
  • 11Carson
  • 20Massanka
  • 24Ingham
  • 32Fewster
  • 37Galbraith

Stevenage

  • 16Day
  • 5Franks
  • 2Wilkinson
  • 19Wells
  • 30Ogilvie
  • 31PetraviciusSubstituted forParrettat 45'minutes
  • 15TongeSubstituted forCoxat 21'minutes
  • 28Keane
  • 11Pett
  • 10O'ConnorBooked at 79mins
  • 22Lee

Substitutes

  • 1Jones
  • 3Cox
  • 17Gordon
  • 18Parrett
  • 20Akinyemi
  • 27Johnson
  • 34Gorman
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
2,951

Match Stats

Home TeamYorkAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home5
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, York City 2, Stevenage 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, York City 2, Stevenage 1.

Goal!

Goal! York City 2, Stevenage 1. Daniel Galbraith (York City) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Aaron O'Connor (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, York City. Conceded by Luke Wilkinson.

Foul by Matt Dixon (York City).

Dean Parrett (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Daniel Galbraith (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Pett (Stevenage).

Attempt missed. Tom Pett (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

Aaron O'Connor (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Luke Hendrie (York City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Aaron O'Connor (Stevenage).

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Daniel Galbraith replaces Luke Summerfield.

Goal!

Goal! York City 1, Stevenage 1. Keith Keane (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Charlie Lee.

Foul by Dave Winfield (York City).

Charlie Lee (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Russell Penn (York City).

Charlie Lee (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Ntumba Massanka replaces Kenneth McEvoy.

Foul by Michael Coulson (York City).

Dean Parrett (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Charlie Lee (Stevenage).

Hand ball by Russell Penn (York City).

Foul by Michael Coulson (York City).

(Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Femi Ilesanmi.

Attempt missed. Fraser Franks (Stevenage) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Scott Flinders.

Attempt saved. Aaron O'Connor (Stevenage) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Vadaine Oliver (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Fraser Franks (Stevenage).

Attempt missed. Dean Parrett (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Kenneth McEvoy (York City).

Luke Wilkinson (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Second Half

Second Half begins York City 1, Stevenage 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Dean Parrett replaces Deimantas Petravicius.

Half Time

First Half ends, York City 1, Stevenage 0.

Foul by Russell Penn (York City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton27184549311858
2Plymouth29175743261756
3Oxford Utd27149442231951
4Bristol Rovers291451039291047
5Accrington25136643291445
6Portsmouth261111444232144
7Mansfield2912893931844
8Wycombe2712783327643
9Leyton Orient29111084541443
10Wimbledon2811984235742
11Cambridge29118104341241
12Exeter28117103940-140
13Carlisle2510964340339
14Notts County27106114046-636
15Morecambe28105134850-235
16Luton2897124040034
17Crawley29104153448-1434
18Barnet2896133644-833
19Stevenage29610133852-1428
20Newport2869133243-1127
21Hartlepool2573152341-1824
22Yeovil2858152943-1423
23Dag & Red2748152949-2020
24York2748152950-2120
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