The East Riding Minstermen were saddened to learn of the passing of Harrogate Minsterman and loyal City fan, Marc "Wally" Watson. We send our sincere condolences to his family and friends.
Please feel free to join us on Thursday 21st January 2016 at 7.30pm.
The Cross Keys Hotel
The guests have been confirmed for our October Meeting. The Guests will be Josh Carson and Eddie Nolan. This will commence on Thursday 22nd October with a 7:30 start at Pocklington Town Football Club. Hope to see you there.
There has recently been a Facebook page established to encourage the removal of York City manager, Russ Wilcox. The East Riding Minstermen deplore the idea of this website and totally disassociate ourselves with it. We all have opinions on the current situation but personal attacks on Russ are inexcusable . The aim of our branch is to support York City Football Club. We all have individual views but the site in our opinion is doing more harm than good. We wish the club the very best for the remainder of the season.
We will be holding our next meeting at Pocklington Town Football Club on Thursday 22nd October. The meeting will start at 7:30pm. Guests for this meeting will be announced shortly. Any queries then please contact John on 07805 226342.
York City 2-0 Doncaster Rovers
York City entered the 3rd Round of the Johnstones Paint Trophy since the 95/96 season as City brushed aside Doncaster.
A brace from the returning Vadaine Oliver with a goal either side of half time set the minstermen up with a tie against either Fleetwood Town, Morecambe, Rochdale, Sheffield United, Wigan Athletic, Blackpool and either Barnsley or Bradford.
The draw for the next round will take place on Saturday morning live on Soccor AM
YORK City had to settle for a point away to Exeter City on Saturday afternoon in Sky Bet League Two.
Neither team failed to really worry the opposition keeper throughout the match but the 0-0 draw makes it four points out of a possible six for the Minstermen, as well as back-to-back clean sheets.
Russ Wilcox will be more the content of the two managers following the result and will no doubt be looking for his side to demonstrate their battling qualities once again against Swansea City on Tuesday evening in the Capital One Cup Second Round tie at the Liberty Stadium.
Read more at http://www.yorkcityfootballclub.co.uk/fixtures-results/match-report/index.aspx?matchid=3832868&tcmuri=2517912#vUBLuVGRfDO6xvy0.99
FOLLOWING the City of York Council statement regarding the York Community Stadium, York City Football Club Chairman Jason McGill has issued the comment below.
“The delay is frustrating and has financial implications for the Football Club, as we will now be remaining at Bootham Crescent for a further season. Our current home is in need of repair and the cost of operating the site continues to grow. We will be meeting with Council representatives to discuss these problems and the loss of income from the delayed move shortly.
“However, the positive aspect is that this is the first time the timeline for building the community stadium has been set in stone. It is encouraging to see the firm commitment from the City of York Council and I am sure they will deliver and achieve this realistic schedule. I recently met with Cllr Chris Steward, Cllr Nigel Ayre and the new City of York Council chief executive Steve Stewart. The meeting was positive and they gave their full support in writing for the community stadium project, its delivery and completion.
“York City Football Club will now move into the new community stadium during the close season, which is also advantageous from a football and operations perspective. Our exciting end of an era activities will now take place during Summer 2017, when we will be able to mark our departure from Bootham Crescent in a proper, fitting way, as this will be an emotional and nostalgic time for many of our supporters.”
Read more at http://www.yorkcityfootballclub.co.uk/news/article/club-statement-york-community-stadium-2632648.aspx#b66W0fU4DFBkGujk.99
YORK City finally converted their previously impressive performances on Tuesday night with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Yeovil Town.
A slow start to the clash provided a goalless first half but it was the lively home crowd at Bootham Crescent that inspired the urgency needed to break the deadlock with James Berrett’s deflected shot on the hour mark providing the Minstermen with a vital first win and three points on the board.
Making just one change to the side that he fielded for the first three games, Russ Wilcox rested Luke Summerfield to introduce teenager Ben Godfrey, handing him his professional debut.
In contrast to York’s form of late, the game started sluggish, perhaps the pressure on both sides to finally bring some points to the table lingering in their minds.
Read more at http://www.yorkcityfootballclub.co.uk/fixtures-results/match-report/index.aspx?matchid=3832830&tcmuri=2517911#VWipMzx87ByPwEpy.99
We will be running a minibus to Wycombe Wanderers for our opening game of the season on Saturday 8th August. Fares will be £25 Full Members, £28 Associate Members and £30 Non Members. We will pick up in Goole, Howden, Holme on Spalding Moor, Market Weighton, Pocklington, Malton, Stamford Bridge, York, Tadcaster and Sherburn in Elmet.
Please contact John if you wish to book on 07805 226342
Departure times to follow.