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Reserves thrashed at Walsall

Reserves thrashed at Walsall

York City's reserves were given a 7-1 thrashing by Walsall as Canadian international striker Simeon Jackson scored four times at Ray Hall Lane.

The Saddlers were immediately in charge of the contest with William Shorrock claiming a quickfire double and Jackson soon adding a third - all inside the opening half-hour of the Central League North fixture.

Former Rushden & Diamonds, Gillingham and Norwich City marksman Jackson was then twice denied by City goalkeeper Luke Simpson, while Afghan midfielder Maziar Kouhyar also struck against the crossbar.

Striker Jackson still extended the home advantage when an early second-half corner wasn't properly cleared - and centre-back Dan Vann rapidly headed a fifth following Reece Flanagan's delivery.

Jackson then completed his hat-trick from Shorrock's cross midway through the second-half before suitably bringing up a magnificent seven with a firm, low drive.

There was still enough time remaining, however, for York's youth-team striker Flynn McNaughton to chase through for an 86th minute consolation off an upright.

Walsall: Gillespie, Tonks, Vann, Donnellan, Devlin (Oliver 75), Shorrock, Flanagan (Hayles-Docherty 63), Sangha, Kouhyar (Peters 75), Agyei (Candlin 81), Jackson

subs (unused): Ganley

Goals: Shorrock (13, 14), Jackson (26, 47, 66, 83), Vann (50)

York City: Simpson, Thompson, Lawrence (Berry 63), Wharton, Rogerson, Sukar, Jackson, Walton, McNaughton, Haswell (Kemp 80), Muggleton

subs (unused): Wilton, Watson

Goals: McNaughton (86)

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Writer:Vital York City
Date:Wednesday November 22 2017
Time: 3:21PM

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