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PREVIEW: York City Vs Barnsley

9 July 2018

Next up for the Reds this pre-season is a Tuesday night trip to York!

Following a 2-0 victory against Gainsborough Trinity on Saturday in their opening friendly fixture of pre-season, Daniel Stendel takes his side to the capital of Yorkshire for game number two. 

Bootham Crescent is the home of the Minstermen, the 8,256 capacity stadium has been in service since 1932 and is less than an hours drive away from Oakwell. This will be the last season at Bootham Crescent, with a brand new stadium currently under construction in Monks Cross.

Tuesday night's hosts now play in the National League North where they finished 11th last season. 

Finishing bottom of League Two in 2015/16, and dropping back into the National League, York were relegated a year later to the North, for the first time in their 110-year history. 

They did, however, have some success the season before last, as they defeated Macclesfield Town 3-2 at Wembley to lift the FA Trophy. 

46-year-old former Sunderland and Fulham midfielder Martin Gray is the manager of York, having taken charge in October of 2017, guiding the club to mid-table last season as well as leading them to FA Trophy glory at the national stadium.

The Minstermen have a number of experienced players in their ranks, but two in particular will stand out for Reds fans...

Former Barnsley striker Jon Parkin and former winger Simon Heslop both play at Bootham Crescent. 

Heslop began his career at Oakwell in 2004 but over six years at the club equalled just the one appearance before he left for Oxford United in 2010. 

Parkin, now 36-years-old has had a fine career in the Football League, representing a whole host of clubs, including Cardiff City, Stoke City and of course, right at the beginning, his beloved Reds where his career kicked off in 1998. 

City were also victorious in their friendly fixture on Saturday, a 2-1 win away at Shildon with Parkin on the scoresheet.

 

Tuesday 10th July – York City FC vs Barnsley FC – 7pm

York City Football Club

Bootham Crescent 

York

YO30 7AQ 

 

Prices

Adults: £8

Concessions: £4


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