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York City 2-2 Forest Green Rovers

Jon Parkin took his tally to 13 goals since arriving from Newport in January, but it proved in vain
Jon Parkin's double took his tally to 13 goals since arriving from Newport in January, but it proved in vain

York City suffered relegation for the second season running as they could only draw at home to National League high-flyers Forest Green Rovers.

Forest Green old boy Jon Parkin twice equalised against his former club after two strikes from Omar Bugiel.

But, having looked like they might survive, Guiseley's late equaliser at home to Solihull Moors sent York down.

City now have only the consolation of an FA Trophy final against Macclesfield to look forward to in three weeks.

But, next season, they will play in English football's sixth tier for the first time, in National League North.

Forest Green, already qualified for the play-offs, finish third and will now have home advantage in the second leg of their play-off semi-final against fourth-placed Dagenham & Redbridge, who could only draw at home to Woking.

Rovers made a great start on six minutes when Dan Wishart wriggled his way into the left side of the penalty area before cutting back for Bugiel to drill home right-footed into the far right corner.

York should have been level on 15 minutes when Parkin squared a low ball from the right, only for an off-balance Vadaine Oliver to slide in and horribly screw his shot over the top of an open goal from four yards.

But City did equalise when, from a poor clearance by goalkeeper Sam Russell, Drissa Traore was caught in possession by Simon Heslop, who played in January signing Parkin to coolly bend home his low finish.

Just 82 seconds later, a great turn from Fabien Robert played in Bugiel for his second goal.

And, although Parkin scored again to level for a second time three minutes into the second half, the 35-year-old Yorkshireman's 17th goal of the season - and his 13th in 23 games back at York - it was not quite enough.

York City celebrations after the second of Jon Parkin's two goals proved premature thanks to Guiseley's late leveller
York City celebrations after the second of Jon Parkin's two goals proved premature thanks to Guiseley's late leveller

Line-ups

York

  • 1Loach
  • 24MuggletonBooked at 55mins
  • 33NewtonBooked at 71mins
  • 8Heslop
  • 36Parslow
  • 35Holmes
  • 37Bencherif
  • 17HallSubstituted forFenwickat 89'minutes
  • 29Oliver
  • 31Parkin
  • 9Morgan-SmithSubstituted forConnollyat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Klukowski
  • 12Connolly
  • 21Fenwick
  • 28Letheren
  • 34Moke

Forest Green

  • 23Russell
  • 3Monthe
  • 5Ellis
  • 4TraoréSubstituted forTiltat 60'minutes
  • 7Marsh-BrownSubstituted forKellyat 60'minutes
  • 6BennettBooked at 64minsSubstituted forMehewat 73'minutes
  • 15Noble
  • 17Wishart
  • 18Mullings
  • 26Robert
  • 11Bugiel

Substitutes

  • 2Tilt
  • 10Kelly
  • 20Cooper
  • 29Mehew
  • 30Lefebvre
Referee:
Thomas Bramall
Attendance:
3,984

Live Text

Match ends, York City 2, Forest Green Rovers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, York City 2, Forest Green Rovers 2.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Aidan Connolly replaces Amari Morgan-Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Scott Fenwick replaces Asa Hall.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Olly Mehew replaces Dale Bennett.

Booking

Sean Newton (York City) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Marcus Kelly replaces Keanu Marsh-Brown.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Curtis Tilt replaces Drissa Traoré.

Booking

Sam Muggleton (York City) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! York City 2, Forest Green Rovers 2. Jon Parkin (York City).

Second Half

Second Half begins York City 1, Forest Green Rovers 2.

Half Time

First Half ends, York City 1, Forest Green Rovers 2.

Goal!

Goal! York City 1, Forest Green Rovers 2. Omar Bugiel (Forest Green Rovers).

Goal!

Goal! York City 1, Forest Green Rovers 1. Jon Parkin (York City).

Goal!

Goal! York City 0, Forest Green Rovers 1. Omar Bugiel (Forest Green Rovers).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City46309783404399
2Tranmere46298979394095
3Forest Green4625111088563286
4Dag & Red462661479532684
5Aldershot4623131066372982
6Dover462471585632279
7Barrow4620151172531975
8Gateshead4619131472512170
9Macclesfield46208186457768
10Bromley46188205966-762
11Boreham Wood461513184948158
12Sutton United461513186163-258
13Wrexham461513184761-1458
14Maidstone United461610205975-1658
15Eastleigh461415175663-757
16Solihull Moors461510216275-1355
17Torquay461411215461-753
18Woking461411216680-1453
19Chester461410226371-852
20Guiseley461312215067-1751
21York461117185570-1550
22Braintree46139245176-2548
23Southport46109275297-4539
24North Ferriby United46123313282-5039
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