A controversial first half goal from Matty Dolan was enough to hand Yeovil Town a 1-0 victory over relegation rivals York City at Huish Park.

York City started the match brightly and Bradley Fewster curled a chance wide before Vadaine Oliver spurned two good chances for the visitors.

After a strong opening 25 minutes to the match York City started to get pushed back by the home side and on the half hour Josh Sheehan shot straight at City goalkeeper Scott Flinders after a defensive error before Francios Zoko caused panic in the box but failed to capitalise on two more York City defensive errors.

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In the 41st minute the home side were awarded a penalty when Luke Summerfield was harshly adjudged to have fouled Zoko in the penalty area. Matty Dolan slotted the penalty beyond former Hartlepool United team mate Scott Flinders to put The Glovers 1-0 up.

The visitors pushed for an equaliser early in the second half but Bradley Fewster and Danny Galbraith both saw shots go wide of the target before Zoko had a shot blocked at the other end after Flinders had spilt a simple cross.

In the 78th minute Galbraith’s looping cross just dipped wide of target before substitute Kenny McEvoy wasted two great chances to salvage a point late on.

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Yeovil Town forced Flinders into a double save in injury time but the match finished 1-0 to the home side and results elsewhere mean that York City now face a huge task to avoid relegation.

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