York City v Durham Cestria Photo Gallery

Matthew Appleby‘s photo gallery for Impetus this week comes from the tier four FA Women’s National League Division One North game between York City and Durham Cestria (3/4/23)

Above: York City (red) and Durham Cestria battle for possession yesterday. Photo: Matthew Appleby.

York City 1-3 Durham Cestria

Durham Cestria are seven points clear at the top of the table after a comfortable win at York St. John’s University’s Haxby Road ground.

The outcome sees York in the relegation zone, one point behind Bradford City, who have a game in hand.

Cestria went ahead just before the half-hour mark when Jen Knowles combined with Ella Wilson who laid back for Leanna Giles to score from the edge of the box. It was 2-0 just before the break when Poppy Prichard was fouled in the box and Knowles dispatched the spot kick. Pritchard made it 3-0 with just under half an hour remaining as she was found by Grace Mackie’s throw and turned before firing a rocket into the top corner.

Jess Holder got a goal back for York City with a long-range effort that came off the underside of the bar four minutes into stoppage time at the end of the match. Whilst Durham Cestria are looking to hold off a Newcastle United side who have three games in hand on them in second spot, York’s season could well come down to their monumental-looking showdown with Bradford City.

Teams: YORK CITY: Attard, Heald, Holder, Smith, Cattle, Hardcastle, Brown, Findlay, Jones, Ash. Substitutes: Harriott, Bowman, Sellars, Singleton, Bell. Scorer: Holder 90+4′.

DURHAM CESTRIA: King, Knowles, Wilson, Gatt, Turnbull, Nicholson, Giles, Pritchard, Mackie, Greenwood, Burn. Substitutes: Richardson, Atkinson, Donald, Dale, Bell.

Scorers: Giles 27′, Knowles (pen) 44′, Pritchard 63′.

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