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Minstermen draw cold comfort

York City
0 - 0
Aldershot Town

Bootham Crescent

Sat 19th Jan 3pm

Attendance: 2,757

Referee:

York City struggled towards a twelfth draw of the season after being held 0-0 by an improving Aldershot Town at Bootham Crescent.

Neither outfit particularly impressed during a dour and uninspiring contest which failed to provide much in the way of entertainment for the lowest league gate of the season on a cold afternoon.

Home manager Gary Mills included latest signing Ben Everson on the bench while transfer-listed striker Jamie Reed earned a rare start in attack. Former York centre-forward Michael Rankine was amongst the visitors' substitutes.

But the opening half in particular was to prove as unwelcoming as the recent weather with the home side discovering little in the way of tempo as they played towards their favoured end. Kieron Cadogan directed an early shot in the opposite direction and straight at goalkeeper Michael Ingham before heading Peter Vincenti's cross wide.

Shots defender Anthony Tonkin then had a free-kick deflect through to Ingham and Jamal Fyfield blocked from on loan Daniel Lopez after Matty Blair had finally replied with a miscued volley. Sonny Bradley was next wide for the visitors as both sides continued to struggle to create a meaningful chance while the earlier cautioned David McGurk covered well following a Daniel Parslow slip.

The Minstermen suddenly burst into life at the end of a totally forgettable first-half when Michael Potts' swerving 22-yard drive was parried aside by keeper Jamie Young following a knock down from Blair. Skipper Chris Smith then headed a Jason Walker cross wide at the far post following the subsequent corner.

York at least maintained some of that urgency after the break and Jamie Reed was immediately caught offside when running onto a Scott Kerr through ball while Patrick McLaughlin supplied a threatening cross that was hurriedly cleared. Cadogan soon delivered a dangerous ball ahead of Fyfield at the opposite end which flashed wide after McGurk had already completed an important block.

Michael Hector's speculative long-range effort for the visitors was perhaps indicative of the action as it drifted harmlessly away while Potts sidefooted at keeper Young from the edge of the area following another break from Blair.

Both sides introduced substitutes with newcomer Everson earning a debut for the hosts and ex-City striker Rankine coming on for their opponents. Everson managed to glance wide of the near post from fellow replacement Lanre Oyebanjo's corner with ten minutes remaining while Rankine was involved moments later as Craig Reid struck narrowly over in reply.

York City: Ingham, Parslow, McGurk, Smith, Fyfield, Kerr, Potts, McLaughlin (Oyebanjo 64), Blair, Walker, J. Reed (Everson 71)

subs (unused): Musselwhite, Allan, Bullock, Challinor, McReady

Aldershot Town: Young, Herd, Tonkin, Brown, Vincenti, Bradley, Hector, Cadogan (A. Morris 90), Rose, C. Reid (Risser 88), Lopez (Rankine 77)

subs (unused): G. Morris, McNamee, Mekki, Cooksley

Ref: T. Kettle (Berkshire)

Att: 2,757 (120 Aldershot)

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Writer:Vital York
Date:Saturday January 19 2013
Time: 5:23PM

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