York City lose semi final playoff – pictures and reaction
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Your post match thoughts…
So City fans will have to watch their side play 6th tier football for the 4th season running. It’s a truly heartbreaking situation for a club that seemed to be dead certs to be promoted this season. Not to mention that this could be the last ever game at Bootham Crescent.
Let’s see what fans have had to say on twitter…
Always altrincham isnt it… Didnt play Well, didnt create chances… another season in this league, what a shit day #YCFC
— Brian (@BrianLFC__) July 25, 2020
Well that's it, and for Bootham Crescent too. Would be nice to think York will rebuild, become stronger, but I doubt we can. Tonight we must remember that we, us, the fans, are York City FC not that lot. At some point the leadership, the love, the pride will return…#ycfc pic.twitter.com/pNErY5Or11
— Tony Cole (@Yorktone) July 25, 2020
To finish top of the league and not get promoted, but watch two other teams go up instead. That's hard. Another season of grind to come #ycfc but at least we're going in the right direction. Good luck Alty.
— Alastair Ross (@Alastair_Ross) July 25, 2020
Is Harry Redknapp still looking for a club to buy? #ycfc
— Craig Ratcliffe (@craigratcliffe) July 25, 2020
— Waggon & Horses (@WaggonYork) July 25, 2020
If that is the last game at Bootham Crescent, would like to think there will be some kind of big send off for the place, so many memories (good & bad) have been created at that place #ycfc
— Thomas Feaheny (@ThomasFeaheny) July 25, 2020
Roll on next season. Hopefully Watson will hang around #ycfc
— Mark Hallett (@hallymally48) July 25, 2020
Watson blames poor finishing
Steve Watson blamed poor finishing for the manner of his side’s disappointing defeat today. He has said while it is heartbreaking to be playing another season in the National League North, the quick turn around with the new season will mean there is no time for heads to go down and is confident his side can pick up momentum in the new season.
YorkMix man of the match: David Ferguson
One player who has definitely stood out for City today has been left back David Ferguson. His crossing ability is clearly a strength that Watson wanted to utilise, as everything seemed to come through him in most of York’s attacking threats. Despite plenty of dangerous crosses whipped into the Altrincham box, there was nobody who could turn home and that must be frustrating for the defender.
FULL TIME: York City 0-2 Altrincham
Heartbreak for York City. A third home defeat in a row to Altrincham means they will have to play in the National League North for the fourth consecutive season.
Action shots: Injury time, City on the offensive
90+3 It’s now or never
City are attacking with urgency, as Ferguson does well to weave his way into the box. He is blocked off before he can shoot. The resulting ball into the box is caught by Thompson and the danger clears.