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York made it tough - Newey

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Oxford United defender Tom Newey reckons the high-tempo energy of the opposition prevented his side from finding top form against York City at Bootham Crescent.

"It was a tough game, they showed a lot of energy, a lot of passion and the crowd really got behind them" - Tom Newey
The much-travelled Sheffield-born 31-year-old and his promotion-chasing colleagues were eventually forced to
settle for a single-point and with it the subsequent loss of their League Two leadership following the scoreless weekend draw.

"I think we have to give York a lot of credit," Newey told the Oxford Mail. "They got in our faces and it was very rare for you to be able to take a touch and get your head up.

"They made you rush clearances and maybe make you pick the wrong pass at times," he added. "It was a tough game, they showed a lot of energy, a lot of passion and the crowd really got behind them."

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CITY'S ALL-TIME TOP TEN APPEARANCES: BARRY JACKSON 539, ANDY McMILLAN 492, CHRIS TOPPING 463, WAYNE HALL 438, GARY FORD 435, TOMMY FORGAN 428, TONY CANHAM 413, NORMAN WILKINSON 401, PHIL BURROWS 390, BILLY HUGHES 380

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Date:Monday December 23 2013

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