Blair ends goal drought to ensure City stay fourth

9 Apr 2012 @ 4.41 pm
| Sport

Alfreton Town 0 York City 2

Blair (69), Oyebanjo (76)

Matty Blair. Picture: By vagueonthehow via Wikimedia Commons

York City banished the memory of two successive defeats with another late show at resurgent Alfreton Town.

Two goals in the last third of the match sealed victory. Matty Blair hit first, his low shot from inside the penalty area hitting the bottom corner, before Lanre Oyebanjo scored seven minutes later.

Blair’s goal ended his drought which saw him fail to hit the back of the net in 12 league games.

Earlier Jamie Reed had been felled in the box, but his penalty was saved by Alfreton goalkeeper Jon Stewart.

With Kidderminster two goals down to Newport County in the final minutes, it looked like City would draw clear of their nearest rivals. But an amazing fightback, which saw Kidderminster score three after the 85th minute – the last more than five minutes into stoppage time – kept them level on points with the Minstermen.

York remain fourth due to their superior goal difference, and have a game in hand.

Southport in sixth place drew away to Barrow while Luton in seventh beat Hayes And Yeading 4-2, putting them three points behind City having played a game fewer.