Match Preview and Guide | York City (A)

William Bewsey
10:40am, Fri 12th Apr 2024
York City v Woking
Vanarama National League
Saturday 13th April 2024
15:00 Kick-Off

Woking make only their second ever trip to the LNER Community Stadium in search of a result that would see them confirm National League safety.

After last week’s 3-2 win over Dagenham & Redbridge, there were more positives in the form of Jermaine Anderson and Rhys Browne’s reintroductions into the squad, and they will look to boost what is already now a strong 16-man squad for the trip up to York.

A sell-out home crowd is expected at the LNER Community Stadium, with a strong contingent from North West Surrey also guaranteed as both sides hope to take steps towards their own safety.

Opposition Watch
York City have been through three managers and have had a player turnover like no other at this level. 30 players have been signed at some point this season, with some being big fees such as Dipo Akinyemi from Ayr United. The powerful centre forward was Scottish Championship top scorer at Ayr, but joined City for a sizeable fee in the summer. He has three in his last four games after previously going ten without a goal, but has still managed 14 for the season amongst all the turbulence in York.

Manager Adam Hinshelwood was poached by York from his job at Worthing following the departure of Neal Ardley, and after a bumpy start saw three defeats in his first four, including a humiliating 6-1 loss at Altrincham, his side have won three of their last five games to give themselves a fighting chance of survival. However, a last minute equaliser from Halifax and a calamitous 1-0 home defeat at Eastleigh, in which the Minstermen went down to nine men, means survival isn’t as straightforward as it seems.

Currently two points off the Cards, York need a win to potentially avoid taking it down to the final day, although depending on results elsewhere that may still not be enough to avoid them having to go to Solihull and get a result on the final day. They are without Zanda Siziba and Ryan Fallowfield, the two players sent off against Eastleigh last time out.

Last Time Out
It was Fallowfield who secured all three points for City in a 2-1 win at the Laithwaite back in September in front of the TNT Sports cameras, after Ricky Korboa had cancelled out Lenell John-Lewis’s opener.

Last season, York were 2-0 victors in both games, at the LNER Community Stadium in August 2022 and at the Laithwaite in December 2022.

Around the Ground
Ticket information is available here.

LNER Community Stadium is over 3 miles from the city centre, and can be accessed by bus or taxi from the centre.

There are several chain restaurants near the ground, with one pub, the Pear Tree Inn. Of course, York city centre has plenty of pubs and restaurants, but allow time for your journey to the stadium as taxis and buses get very busy.

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