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McGurk goal gives York late win

Dave McGurk
Dave McGurk is York City 's longest serving player

York City completed their pre-season schedule with a 1-0 win at Sheffield FC on Saturday thanks to a last-minute goal from centre-back Dave McGurk.

The result left York unbeaten in their warm-up campaign, which included home games against Premiership Middlesbrough plus Leeds, Barnsley and Hartlepool.

"We've been on a par with the people we've been playing against," said York boss Colin Walker about those games.

As for the Sheffield game he added: "I got the answers I was after."

Walker added: "I thought for the first 20 minutes it was some of the best football we've played all season."

As a manager now I just can't wait for next week

York boss Colin Walker
Walker felt some players tried to do too much as individuals when their good football did not bring about a goal, but he added: "We're done now and we've got to get the team ready for Crawley away.

"The four home games have been outstanding, not just results-wise but performance-wise and getting the fitness levels up, which is what it's all about.

"As a manager now I just can't wait for next week."

With keen competition for places, the York players will be sweating on whether they will start the opening game at Crawley next Saturday.




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