Writer: Vital York
Date:Saturday July 19 2014
York City were held to a 0-0 draw by Scottish Cup winners St Johnstone in their latest friendly in Perth.
But it was the visitors who enjoyed most of the play against a youthful-looking side and they were twice only denied by the woodwork.
The Minstermen pressed early with Lindon Meikle having an effort cleared off the line while both Lewis Montrose and Michael Coulson were too high.
Coulson soon had another drive charged down by Tam Scobbie and veteran 42-year-old goalkeeper Stevie Banks thwarted a Jake Hyde header before Anthony Straker struck across goal.
Straker continued to be lively and next allowed Marvin McCoy to hoist over from the edge of the area.
Montrose was similarly wayward before Miekle wasted a glorious opportunity from six-yards out after Banks had punched away.
The visitors made a couple of changes for the start of the second-half with Keith Lowe and Ryan Jarvis replacing Dave Winfield and Coulson.
But it was Hyde soon forcing Banks into a low save after exchanging passes with Meikle. Substitute Jarvis next sliced wide from 20-yards as youngsters Tom Platt and Cameron Murray also entered the action.
York kept creating the opportunities and Montrose volleyed over before Hyde struck an upright and the follow-up was scrambled away. Substitute Platt in turn cleared the target with another shot and Banks turned over Meikle's dangerous cross.
Saints finally mustered an attempt with eighteen minutes remaining but Chris Kane was comfortably wide. Hyde then sent a 20-yard free-kick narrowly past the post in reply.
The first-time Scottish Cup winners last season had included a couple of trialists in their line-up and one of those saw an effort deflected behind during the later exchanges.
However, there was still enough time remaining for York substitute Lowe to head onto the crossbar after Montrose had already struck wide.
St Johnstone: Banks, Kitchen, Gilchrist, Easton, Scobbie, Rodger, Thomson (Lander 69), Trialist, Trialist, O'Halloran (Wilson 61), Kane
subs (unused): Hurst, Caddis, Buchanan, McLaren
York City: Mooney, McCoy, Winfield (Lowe 46), McCombe, Ilesanmi, Meikle, Penn (Platt 61), Montrose, Straker (Murray 61), Coulson (Jarvis 46), Hyde
Att: 944 (155 York)
|You can now use your social login to comment on our front page articles using your Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts!|
Date:Saturday July 19 2014
Former striker realises dream (Wednesday May 27 2015)
City Ladies seeking new players (Tuesday May 26 2015)
Wembley winner seeks fresh challenge (Tuesday May 26 2015)
Prices held for Crescent farewell (Tuesday May 26 2015)
York confirm friendly (Tuesday May 26 2015)
Wembley disappointment for defender (Monday May 25 2015)
Former winger opens his account (Monday May 25 2015)
Wilcox happy with trio (Monday May 25 2015)
Former loanee joins Stags (Friday May 22 2015)
Cresswell takes on more duty (Friday May 22 2015)
|Hatters Sign Orient Centre-Back
» Luton : 27/05/2015 17:39:01
|Penny Charged With Assault
» Southend : 27/05/2015 17:33:01
|Andy King - RIP
» Luton : 27/05/2015 17:30:00
|Defender Hughes Signs For Stevenage
» Stevenage : 27/05/2015 17:07:01
|Chesterfield Friendly Announced
» Hartlepool : 27/05/2015 16:56:00