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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:

"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:

"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

Formation 4-3-3

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, York City 2, Stevenage 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, York City 2, Stevenage 1.

  3. Goal!

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

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Corner, York City. Conceded by Luke Wilkinson.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Matt Dixon (York City).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Tom Pett (Stevenage).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Booking

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

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Aaron O'Connor (Stevenage).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, York City. Daniel Galbraith replaces Luke Summerfield.

  15. 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.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Dave Winfield (York City).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Russell Penn (York City).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, York City. Ntumba Massanka replaces Kenneth McEvoy.

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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