York City's Matty Blair revels in "wicked" 7-0 win

Matty Blair
Matty Blair joined York from Kidderminster in summer 2011

York City winger Matty Blair has described Saturday's 7-0 thrashing of Kettering as "wicked" and "amazing."

It was York's biggest league win for 26 years, and equalled the club's second biggest win in their history.

"You've got to beat what's put in front of you. All the lads did the best that they could, and it shows in the result," Blair told BBC Radio York.

"We play football, we just popped it round. It was just one of those days when we were unstoppable."

Blair set up the first goal and scored himself in first-half stoppage time, but rued the lost chance to score a hat-trick.

In the second half he was clear in front of goal, as Moses Ashikodi ran into the penalty area.

"Moses should have squared it to me for the chance for the second one," he added.

Finally, right at the end, Blair's near-post header forced a fantastic save from Kettering keeper Aldi Haxhia.

"You think, 'You're 7-0 down, just let it go in for eight and then it gives me a second one'," Blair joked.

"The gaffer [Gary Mills] insisted that we play the way we know how to play, and unfortunately for Kettering they couldn't keep up, but we could have had a couple more."

York's ambition remains automatic promotion back to the Football League, and Blair remains focused on that.

"We'll take great credit for the 7-0 but it doesn't mean anything on the next game, at Telford. So it's heads on for that game. We've got to go there and do a professional job.

"It's a great feeling to be in the history books. It's great to be at a club where we're playing great football and you can just relax and express yourself."

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