Match preview: York City (a)

The National League champions will travel to the LNER Community Stadium for the first time since securing a return to the EFL to take on York City.

The Minstermen have won their last two matches and have made their way out of the relegation zone.

Here’s everything you need to know…

Match Details

Date: Friday, March 29, 2024

Opponents: York City

Kick-off: 3pm

Competition: Vanarama National League

Location: LNER Community Stadium


Tickets for this fixture are completely sold-out. Please do not travel to the stadium unless you have a ticket.

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The Opposition

Name: York City Football Club

Nickname: The Minstermen

Founded: 1922

Stadium: LNER Community Stadium

Capacity: 8,500

Manager: Adam Hinshelwood


Third Division Champions | 1973/74

Fourth Division Champions | 1983/84

Fourth Division Play-Off Winners | 1992/93

Conference Premier Play-Off Winners | 2011/12

National League North Play-off Winners | 2021/22

FA Trophy Winners | 2011/12 & 2016/17

On Adam Hinshelwood

Adam Hinshelwood is part of a footballing family though and through. His grandfather, Wally Hinshelwood, is most known for his time at Reading and Bristol City in the 1950s. Paul Hinshelwood, his father, made around 300 appearances for Crystal Palace between 1973 and 1983. His son, Jack Hinshelwood, is currently plying his trade for Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion. Adam also made 100 appearances for the Seagulls during his playing career. He started his managerial career with Kelsey before moving to Worthing and later Hastings United. Hinshelwood re-joined Worthing in 2017 and spent seven years with the Rebels. He accepted the York City job in February and is looking to keep the Minstermen in the National League.

One to watch

If it wasn’t for the marquee signing of Dipo Akinyemi from Scottish Championship side Ayr United, an argument could be made that York City might be in even more danger of going down. The striker would like to be on more goals this season but his current tally has been vital to the Minstermen

This season in numbers:

Appearances – 37

Goals – 12

Yellow Cards – 3

Red Cards – 0

Minutes Played – 2,926

Played for both

Scott Boden has played for both sides, starting with Chesterfield, who he joined from Sheffield United. In the two spells he had in North Derbyshire, he made almost 200 appearances for the club.

Upon leaving Boreham Wood in 2022, the striker joined fellow National League side York City. His stay was brief in Yorkshire as he only made four appearances for the Minstermen. Boden left to join Buxton in the same year.

View from the dugout

Danny Webb said: “We are playing a team that have won their last two games. I’m not a big believer in form but, in their eyes, they’ll be looking at it as an upturn in fortune.

“I think we are taking over 2,000 to York and considering we have won the league; they can have a real party and leave the serious stuff to us.”