September 29, 2012
York back to winning ways at struggling Shots
Matty Blair and Jason Walker struck early in the second half to end York's four-match winless streak with a 2-0 victory at Aldershot.
The Shots should have opened the scoring after 20 minutes when Michael Ingham could only parry Danny Hylton's shot to Craig Reid but the striker could only hit a post from two yards.
Jamie Young made an outstanding save to stop Chris Smith's diving header two minutes later. Ashley Chambers then combined with Walker to set up Blair in the 41st minute, but Young's heroics continued as the first half ended goalless.
However it took the Minstermen less than three minutes to open the scoring after the restart when Aldershot lost possession near the halfway line and an incisive passing move saw Walker release Blair, who kept his cool to beat Young.
Walker scored the second from the penalty spot in the 51st minute after he was tripped by Sonny Bradley, who wasted several opportunities to clear his lines.
Substitute Alex Rodman had Aldershot's best chance to reduce the arrears but he blazed over with only Ingham to beat.
|Aldershot Town||York City|
|21 Jamie Young||24 Michael Ingham|
|3 Anthony Tonkin||23 Chris Doig|
|2 Ben Herd||4 Chris Smith|
|6 Oliver Lancashire||6 Daniel Parslow|
|4 Aaron Morris||2 Lanre Oyebanjo|
|5 Troy Brown||16 Jamal Fyfield|
|23 Sonny Bradley||17 Matty Blair|
|26 Scott Donnelly||26 Patrick McLaughlin|
|17 Adam Mekki||11 Michael Coulson|
|20 Craig Reid||10 Ashley Chambers|
|10 Daniel Hylton||9 Jason Walker|
|29 Glenn Morris||Paul Musselwhite 1|
|15 Guy Branston||Clarke Carlisle 22|
|7 Alex Rodman||Charlie Taylor 27|
|24 Myles Anderson||Lee Bullock 12|
|8 Josh Payne||Jon Challinor 20|
|9 Michael Rankine||Jamie Reed 7|
|25 Kwesi Appiah||Oli Johnson 14|
|Alex Rodman for Adam Mekki (57)||Jon Challinor for Michael Coulson (60)|
|Josh Payne for Troy Brown (57)||Oli Johnson for Jason Walker (90)|
|Michael Rankine for Scott Donnelly (84)||Jamie Reed for Patrick McLaughlin (60)|
|Troy Brown (24)|
|Craig Reid (32)|
|· Squads: Aldershot Town | York City|