Gaffers Notes: York City Vs Bradford Park Avenue Saturday 13th January

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Saturday saw us slip to a home defeat against Spennymoor. Playing in to a strong wind in the first half, we never really got going and despite a better second half showing we probably didn’t deserve anything from the game. Our passing was poor and we didn’t adapt to the conditions well enough, but the biggest disappointment was the ease in which Spennymoor scored their two goals. We’ll play in more and more games as the season continues on difficult pitches and in tricky conditions and when this is the case, we must defend well as a team and not give soft goals away.

This coming Saturday we travel to York for one of the stand out fixtures for us this season. They are a massive club to be playing at this level and were a Football League club only two seasons ago. Our 5-0 home defeat back in August is still fresh in the memory and I know that applies to the players also, so we know that if our standards are not where they should be we could be in for a long afternoon. But we have plenty of Football League experience in our dressing room and we have thrived at some of the bigger grounds this season and I’m sure our players will enjoy the bigger stage on Saturday and produce a performance to match.

Bring it on!