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York City pocket 150,000 from FA Cup run

Stoke City's Britannia Stadium
York City took more than 4,000 fans to Stoke for their FA Cup tie

York City's communications director Sophie Hicks estimates the club have made around £150,000 from reaching the third round of the FA Cup.

City lost 3-1 to Premier League side Stoke on Saturday after going ahead.

Hicks told BBC Radio York: "We lose around £300,000 a year without a cup run or the sale of a player, so this is really, really important for us.

"We had our two minutes in the sun, it was a fantastic moment, to go ahead and to score was really important."

She said: "All in all, I think our team did really, really well. The team did us proud, it was a great day.

"It was brilliant for the 4,000 fans who had travelled there, we occupied all of one end behind the goal.

"The fans were absolutely brilliant, they were noisy from start to finish.

"We jumped up in the directors' box (when York scored). I'd been given a blanket from the Stoke chairman's wife, a tartan blanket, and that went up in the air.

"I don't think they'd seen anything quite like it."



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Stoke 3-1 York
02 Jan 10 |  FA Cup


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