Rushden vs. York

Snow lies on the ground prior to today’s game.
York travel to NP today hoping to breach the BSP’s second-meanest defence. In our seventeen league home games this term we have concede just 15 goals, a feat only bettered by Cambridge United’s twelve. The Diamonds have also not lost at home since early-December, and will be hoping to extend this run this afternoon.
Starting today for the Diamonds is Roberts, Osano, Hope, Challinor, Woody, Ademeno, Burge, Shaw, Howell and Corcoran. Starting on the bench is Phil Gulliver, Michael Rankine, Andy Gooding, Conal Platt and El-Kholti.
Radio commentary is available at Radio York.
Scoreboard is back
The PDB, and the revived scoreboard.
York fans in Airwair
York fans in the Airwait stand. (Above)
No goals after 30 mins
No goals after half an hour.
Sun comes out
The sun comes out, but a swirling wind plays havoc with long balls.
A decidedly spares PDB watches on, as a York attack is quashed.
Half-time sees the score remain at 0-0.
Other scores….
Exeter 0 – 0 Kidderminster HT
Halifax 0 – 1 Oxford Utd HT
RDFC Fans, is also pleasedto announce that Simeon Jackson today scored for Gillingham, after starting the game.
Sleet at half-time.
The ever-popular Leo F-W returns to Nene Park.
2nd Half
The second half begins, while the wintry weather continues.
York 1-0
It took York just 9 second-half minutes to take the lead, a swirling cross being put away by Richard Brodie.
However, it didn’t take long for the Diamonds to level the scores. Chris Hope scored with a free header just short of the hour mark. Michael Rankine joins the fray in place of Ademeno.
Despite both sides making substitutions, the score stayed the same. A crowd of little over 1400 (140 away fans) watched the match in harsh conditions.
With Burton and Exeter winning today, a draw was not a good result for the away side. 14 points behind 5th placed Burton Albion, York face a revived Northwich side on Tuesday for a game that they simply must win.
Rushden remain in 14th place, three points off of the top-half. A game against fellow mid-table asparitors Kidderminster Harriers on Tuesday should be an interesting spectacle.
Where you at the game today? Was a draw a fair result? How much a part did the weather play this afternoon? Check back later for match reports and reaction…

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