City unlucky to lose against table-toppers Fleetwood

8 Apr 2012 @ 8.29 pm
| Sport

York City 0 Fleetwood Town 2

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Richard Brodie, pictured when he played for a proper club

Former York goal ace Richard Brodie fired in the winner for Fleetwood, after City were denied a share of the spoils thanks to two goal-line clearances and the width of a post.

While Fleetwood’s victory took them to a total of 101 points, 11 clear of nearest rivals Wrexham, York stay fourth on goal difference. Luton lost while Kidderminster beat Southport, leaving all three teams on 70 points.
It is, as Shakespeare so beautifully expressed it, squeaky bum time…

But City can take heart from a hugely impressive second half performance, in which they matched and sometimes outplayed the Blue Square Premier’s runaway winners.

Piling the pressure on Fleetwood, City saw a James Meredith header cleared off the line and Matty Blair hit the post with only minutes remaining.

After the second successive defeat, the Minstermen must pick themselves up and try to beat in-form Alfreton Town at their place this Easter Monday.