Darlington 0 York City 2
Report of match 27th November 2010
Reporter Tom Waller
York City earned a deserved place in the FA Cup third round for the second successive season after an impressive 2-0 victory against Darlington at the Northern Echo Arena.
Goals from Djoumin Sangare and on loan Ashley Chambers at the end of each half proved enough as the visitors defended strongly throughout to the delight of almost 1,500 travelling supporters.
French-born Sangare (right) had already tried his luck twice before opening the scoring when drilling home from inside the area after Michael Rankine had knocked on Michael Ingham's long clearance just ahead of the break.
Darlington's Aaron Brown and Chris Senior were previously both wide of the mark, while James Meredith forced an early low save from Quakers keeper Sam Russell and Peter Till also sliced an attempt behind.
York could have then added to their advantage on the hour when Rankine headed over Till's cross before Danny Racchi struck a free-kick wide and Till raced clear and was only was denied by the oncoming Russell.
Former Northern Ireland international Keith Gillespie produced a routine save from York goalkeeper Michael Ingham in reply, while Senior also prodded wide from substitute Chris Moore's cross.
But the visitors sealed it in added time as Rankine outmuscled Brown and squared perfectly from the right for Chambers to run the ball past the keeper directly in front of the celebrating travelling fans.
|Competition: F.A. Cup sponsored by e.on Date: Saturday, 27th November 2010 Kick off: 15:00 Venue: Darlington Arena|
||0 - 2||York City
|28||Keith Gillespie (Moore 72)|
|9||Tommy Wright (Arnison 55)|
|2||Paul Arnison (Wright 55)|
|11||Chris Moore (Gillespie 72)|
|4||Jonathan Smith (Barrett 19)|
|8||Peter Till (Fyfield 71)|
|15||Michael Rankine (Constantine 90+4)|
|14||Neil Barrett (Smith 19)|
|16||Jamal Fyfield (Till 71)|
|25||Leon Constantine (Rankine 90+4)|
|Darlington cards shown|
|30 mins||Liam Hatch||Unsporting behaviour|
|79 mins||Michael Brough||Unsporting behaviour|
|83 mins||Paul Arnison||Unsporting behaviour|
|90 mins||Aaron Brown||Unsporting behaviour|
|York City cards shown|
|36 mins||Djoumin Sangare||Unsporting behaviour|
|89 mins||Ashley Chambers||Dissent|
|90 mins||James Meredith||Unsporting behaviour|