UK time is: 01:45:47
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Minstermen held in Perth

<div style='background-color: #CC0033;'><a href='http://www.rsspump.com/?web_widget/rss_ticker/news_widget' title='News Widget'>News Widget</a></div>

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!




CITY'S PRE-SEASON FRIENDLIES: Saturday 12th July 3.00pm - Sheffield Wednesday (H); Tuesday 15th July 7.45pm - Raith Rovers (A); Saturday 19th July 3.00pm - St Johnstone (A); Wednesday 23rd July 7.30pm - Hull City (H); Wednesday 30th July 7.30pm - Nottingham Forest (H); Saturday 2nd August 1.00pm - Sheffield United (H)

Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The journalist

Writer: Vital York Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday July 19 2014

Time: 4:50PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent York City Articles

Keeper backed by boss (Saturday October 25 2014)

Wilcox wants more quality (Saturday October 25 2014)

Wait goes on for Minstermen (Saturday October 25 2014)

Minstermen falter again (Saturday October 25 2014)

Stats: York City v Mansfield Town (Saturday October 25 2014)

Wilcox wants reserve strength (Saturday October 25 2014)

Defender vows to return (Saturday October 25 2014)

Weekend opponents sign striker (Friday October 24 2014)

Minstermen hope this is their weekend (Friday October 24 2014)

Striker close to return (Friday October 24 2014)

Archived York City Articles

List All Minstermen.net Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
York 0 - 0 Wycombe
York 0 - 0 Luton
York 0 - 0 Portsmouth
Burton 2 - 0 York
Exeter 1 - 1 York
Morecambe 1 - 1 York

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Northampton 15 5 3 7 0 18
19. Oxford 15 4 4 7 -4 16
20. Carlisle 15 4 3 8 -7 15
21. Dag & Red 15 4 3 8 -7 15
22. York 15 1 9 5 -7 12
23. Tranmere 15 2 5 8 -7 11
24. Hartlepool 15 3 2 10 -15 11

Breaking League News

Sunday Chimes #22 - Shrews fluke downs Pompey
Portsmouth : 26/10/2014 01:00:00
Keeper backed by boss
York : 25/10/2014 22:53:00
Wilcox wants more quality
York : 25/10/2014 22:35:00
Wait goes on
York : 25/10/2014 22:20:00
Murphy rescues blunt Blues
Wycombe : 25/10/2014 20:50:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Have York City appointed the right man in Russ Wilcox?
Suggested By:  Vital York
Yes 48%
No 52%