April 1, 2013
Cresswell secures rare Minstermen victory
Returning hero Richard Cresswell helped York end a 16-game winless run with a 2-0 victory over Plymouth which keeps alive their Football League survival hopes.
Ashley Chambers had already brought a terrific near-post stop out of Argyle stopper Jake Cole when he broke the deadlock in the 20th minute.
The winger started the move and then darted into the box where he got the ball back from Adam Reed via Cresswell's shin before dinking the opener over Cole.
The Pilgrims found themselves further behind nine minutes later courtesy of Cresswell, who was playing at Bootham Crescent for the first time since coming back to his former club on loan from Sheffield United.
From the hosts' corner, Luke Young managed to clear Tom Platt's header off the line but 35-year-old Cresswell was on hand to instinctively nod home.
Plymouth boss John Sheridan made three substitutions quickly after the break and Maxime Blanchard came close when he flashed a header past the far post.
However, the Minstermen were virtually untroubled as they recorded their first win since New Year's Day.
|York City||Plymouth Argyle|
|24 Michael Ingham||1 Jake Cole|
|4 Chris Smith||5 Guy Branston|
|5 David McGurk||14 Onismor Bhasera|
|6 Daniel Parslow||4 Maximo Blanchard|
|2 Lanre Oyebanjo||18 Joe Bryan|
|22 Jack O'Connell||15 Paul Wotton|
|37 Adam Reed||8 Luke Young|
|14 Josh Carson||6 Conor Hourihane|
|18 Tom Platt||19 Jason Banton|
|35 Richard Cresswell||24 Reuben Reid|
|10 Ashley Chambers||7 Paris Cowan Hall|
|1 Arron Jameson||Rene Gilmartin 20|
|27 Tom Allen||Curtis Nelson 17|
|13 David McDaid||Durrell Berry 2|
|17 Matty Blair||Andres Gurrieri 27|
|26 Patrick McLaughlin||Nick Chadwick 9|
|11 Michael Coulson||Ronan Murray 28|
|9 Jason Walker||Tyler Harvey 29|
|Michael Coulson for Ashley Chambers (76)||Nick Chadwick for Reuben Reid (53)|
|Jason Walker for Richard Cresswell (76)||Tyler Harvey for Jason Banton (54)|
|Ronan Murray for Paris Cowan Hall (66)|
|Josh Carson (14)||Joe Bryan (44)|
|Onismor Bhasera (87)|
|· Squads: York City | Plymouth Argyle|