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City youngsters through in FA Youth Cup

City youngsters through in FA Youth Cup

Substitute Ryan McNaughton scored twice and made a third as York City's Under-18s overcame Harrogate Railway 3-1 in the FA Youth Cup second qualifying round at Bootham Crescent.

The Minstermites had already scored a combined nine goals without reply while progressing through the opening couple of rounds of the competition.

Home forward Aston Harrison had an early low attempt saved by Dan Dekanski while both Joe Kemp and Ryan Edmondson headed wide before Noah Jackson lifted over.

Aaron Haswell also tried his luck from distance - but the ball was to once again clear the target, with fellow recent first-team squad member Edmondson subsequently dragging another opportunity wide of the far post.

For their part Railway also struck a 25-yard effort narrowly beyond the top corner, while Jackson went down inside their area without reward and right-back Kemp saw a further header gathered by Dekanski.

With the scoreline still remaining unchanged early in the second-half, the hosts introduced substitute McNaughton and his low strike soon again called the visiting keeper into action.

And McNaughton was to supply the cross back-heeled into the net by striker Edmondson to make the breakthrough with the hour-mark of the contest approaching.

However, Rail were suddenly back level just sixty seconds later as Lewis Barnard chased forward and his low shot beat Ryan Whitley.

Both McNaughton and Zac Lawrence were then off-target with replies, although it was the former restoring the lead from the edge of the area with around fifteen minutes remaining.

And McNaughton - who also scored off the bench in the previous round - was to make the tie safe inside the final five minutes courtesy of an angled finish.

York City: Whitley, Kemp, Lawrence, Ward, Rogerson, Watson, Berry (McNaughton 55), Haswell, Edmondson, Harrison, N. Jackson

subs (unused): Dyer, Wilton, Overton, W. Jackson

Goals: Edmondson (58), McNaughton (75, 86)

Harrogate Railway: Dekanski, Kirk, Barnard, Foley (Speight 78), Wright, Smithies, Whiteley, Bhogal, Firth, Baravelli, Merchant (Green 51)

subs (unused): Ickringill

Goals: Barnard (59)

Att: 158

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Writer:Vital York City
Date:Tuesday October 3 2017
Time: 9:31PM

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