York City 0 Cambridge United 0
Report of match 25th April 2011
Reporter Tom Waller
York City's promotion chances finally disappeared for another season as Cambridge United ensured their own survival at Bootham Crescent.
The hosts went close during the first-half through long-range attemps from Ashley Chambers and Chris Carruthers that were both turned aside by visiting goalkeeper Danny Naismith.
The same pair were also wide with additional efforts from distance as York continued to enjoy most of the possession. That nearly brought them reward moments before the break as Naisbitt rescued his side again when denying Andre Boucaud [right] at his top corner after good work down the left between Leon Constantine and Chambers.
But this was a game York simply had to win if they were to retain any chance of promotion. Therefore their manager Gary Mills made a change at the interval with winger Peter Till replacing midfielder Jonathan Smith in a revised 4-4-2 set-up.
However, it was not until Chambers had a header from Till's cross tipped over and the diving Naisbitt also thwarted a firm low drive from substitute Michael Rankine, that they really suggested they were capable of breaking down their opponents despite neat approach work.
For their part Cambridge didn't offer much going forward until Michael Ingham blocked with his feet from Jordan Patrick, although there were a couple of important interventons from James Meredith and Liam Darville as the second-half progressed.
Then just before the end York had what appeared very worthwhile claims for a penalty turned down when Boucaud's shot struck the arm of James Jennings inside the area as the vital winning goal continued to escape them.
|Competition: Blue Square (Conference) Premier Kick Off: 15:00 Venue: Bootham Crescent Attendance: 2,939|
||0 - 0||Cambridge U.
|-||Match ends, York City 0, Cambridge United 0.|
|90+6||Second Half ends, York City 0, Cambridge United 0.|
|90+5||Jordan Patrick (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.|
|90+4||Corner, Cambridge United.|
|90+2||Corner, Cambridge United.|
|90||Corner, York City.|
|87||Corner, York City.|
|83||Corner, Cambridge United.|
|82||Corner, York City.|
|80||Corner, York City.|
|78||Substitution, Cambridge United. Adam Marriott forward replaces Liam Hughes.|
|72||Substitution, Cambridge United. Sam Ives midfielder replaces Conal Platt.|
|71||Substitution, York City. Levi Mackin midfielder replaces Neil Barrett.|
|69||Kevin Roberts (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.|
|67||Corner, Cambridge United.|
|65||Substitution, York City. Michael Rankine forward replaces Jamie Reed.|
|62||Corner, York City.|
|52||Corner, Cambridge United.|
|51||Corner, Cambridge United.|
|49||Corner, York City.|
|47||Corner, York City.|
|46||Corner, York City.|
|46||Substitution, York City. Peter Till midfielder replaces Jonathan Smith.|
|-||Second Half begins York City 0, Cambridge United 0.|
|45+2||First Half ends, York City 0, Cambridge United 0.|
|45+1||Corner, York City.|
|39||Jonathan Smith (York City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.|
|35||Conal Platt (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.|
|31||Corner, York City.|
|24||Corner, York City.|
|23||Corner, York City.|
|23||Corner, York City.|
|12||Corner, Cambridge United.|
|9||Corner, Cambridge United.|
|2||Corner, York City.|
|-||First Half begins.|
|-||Lineups are announced and players are warming up.|