York City 1 Fleetwood Town 0
Report of match 15th February 2011
Reporter Tom Waller
Substitute Jamie Reed grabbed a winner three minutes into the second-half as York City closed the gap on the leading pack with a 1-0 victory over play-off chasing Fleetwood Town at Bootham Crescent.
Former Bangor City marksman Reed volleyed in with his first touch of the game after a double substitution from York manager Gary Mills at the break. On loan striker Ashley Chambers later struck an upright for the home side.
Fleetwood had earlier had the better of a poor first-half with George Donnelly forcing a fingertip save from Michael Ingham before the subsequent corner was eventually scrambled clear.
Winger Peter Till had already shot wide for the hosts while Chris Carruthers headed over a cross from the impressive Liam Darville (right).
York boss Mills changed his formation in an attempt to improve things. He also introduced both Reed and Andre Boucaud for the start of the second-half.
And within three minutes Reed crashed a close-range volley into the top corner to earn the Minstermen the lead after Darville headed Till's cross back into the visitors area.
That advantage could have been doubled seven minutes later when Chambers drove against an upright after Fleetwood had given away possession.
Fleetwood came back with Donnelly firing over the target and leading scorer Magno Vieira forcing a couple of routine stops from Ingham, while Reed twice found the clutches of opposite number Scott Davies during the closing stages.
|Competition: Blue Square (Conference) Premier Kick Off: 19:45 Venue: Bootham Crescent Attendance: 2,220|
|1 - 0||Fleetwood Tn.
|1||This match has been postponed to play at a later date.|
|-||Match ends, York City 1, Fleetwood Town 0.|
|90||Second Half ends, York City 1, Fleetwood Town 0.|
|89||William Haining (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.|
|85||Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Danny Rowe forward replaces Anthony Barry.|
|82||Corner, York City.|
|79||Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Jamie Milligan midfielder replaces Sean Clancy.|
|78||Corner, York City.|
|75||Substitution, York City. Leon Constantine forward replaces Michael Rankine.|
|75||Corner, Fleetwood Town.|
|72||Corner, Fleetwood Town.|
|60||Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Lee Thorpe forward replaces Jamie Mullan.|
|58||Corner, York City.|
|52||Corner, Fleetwood Town.|
|51||Andre Boucaud (York City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.|
|48||Goal! York City 1, Fleetwood Town 0. Jamie Reed (York City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the top right corner. Assisted by Liam Darville with a headed pass.|
|47||Corner, York City.|
|46||Substitution, York City. Jamie Reed forward replaces Jonathan Smith.|
|46||Substitution, York City. Andre Boucaud midfielder replaces Chris Carruthers.|
|-||Second Half begins York City 0, Fleetwood Town 0.|
|45+2||First Half ends, York City 0, Fleetwood Town 0.|
|42||Alan Wright (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.|
|24||Corner, Fleetwood Town.|
|23||Corner, Fleetwood Town.|
|5||Corner, Fleetwood Town.|
|-||First Half begins.|
|-||Lineups are announced and players are warming up.|