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York City 1 Harriers 0

Date: 16-09-06 Venue: Kit Kat Crescent att: 2181 away fans: 98
Harriers slump into the danger zone
The Harriers slumped to yet another defeat on the road at York today and with the team well past the opening period of the season the alarm bells must surely be ringing by now.    We have gained just one win all season with only three drawn games and now sit embarrassingly at the foot of the current form table.

This has got to be our worst ever start to a season and there looks to be no way out of this dilemma with a team that are blatantly refusing to play for their manager.

The ironic part of it all is it seems to be the seasoned pros such as Christie, Kenna, Sedgemore and Whitehead that appear to be the worst culprits.    Only Mark Creighton, Luke Reynolds and Russell Penn seem to want to win at all costs but they cannot expect to do that by themselves.

The team chosen to start today was the same that started the game at Cambridge on Tuesday night with the only change coming on the bench where Andy White replaced Bob Taylor.    Taylor must have picked up an injury in training.

We had just the one attempt on goal in the whole of the first forty five minutes with Mark Creighton going the closest with a long range shot that was both rising and going away from the goal.

City weren't all that better than us but they were controlling the game without looking to be in any danger.    Chances fell to Lewis McMahon, Craig Farrell and Clayton Donaldson but it was the latter who was to grab the decisive goal when he skipped past Whitehead and Kenna to shoot the ball past Bevan.

Earlier in the game Jamie McClen had gone off injured to be replaced by Simon Russell and Luke Reynolds had picked up his first booking of the season.
HT: 1 - 0
The second half commenced with another substitution with Jeff Kenna failing to re-appear - injury or punishment? - and Jake Sedgemore taking his place.    Later on Michael Blackwood came on for Mike McGrath but their was no discernible change to our awful approach play, we still couldn't manage a supply of decent quality to our two front men.

Scott Bevan almost put one into his own net when he punched a ball against the upright and then kissed the post in thanks.    At least he made the City fans laugh.

It was just after that that we started to look interested in playing and Chrieghts came close to scoring again and Christie missed a sitter.

Southport at home on Tuesday and it'll be interesting to see what our dwindling fan base will end up watching.
FT: 1 - 0

 Goal for York City: Donaldson 42

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York City  subs   cards      Harriers  subs   cards 
Evans     Bevan  
Craddock gif   Kenna  
Parslow     Harkness  
Bishop     Hurren  
McGurk     Creighton  
Lloyd     Whitehead gif
McMahon     Penn gif
Woolford     Reynolds gif
Donaldson     Christie  
Farrell     McClen  
Bowey     McGrath  
SUBS:       SUBS:    
Reid     S Taylor  
Peat     Sedgemore  
Dudgeon     White  
Convery     Russell  
Webster     Blackwood  

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