York City waved farewell to the Football League after playing out a 1-1 draw with out of form Morecambe at the Globe Arena.

A share of the spoils was more than deserved with both sides having their fair share of chances but being unable to find a decisive winning goal.

The opening stages of the match saw the home side waste a number of half chances with Shaun Miller, Kevin Ellison and Chris Doyle all failing to hit the target. York City’s best chance came midway through the half when Luke Summerfield curled a free kick straight at Morecambe keeper Barry Roche before Dave Winfield’s sloppy back pass almost gifted the hosts an opening goal.

As the match headed towards the interval, York City winger Josh Carson wasted a good chance when he ballooned a loose ball over the bar before Aaron Wildig forced a stunning stop from City keeper Michael Ingham. On the stroke of half time, it was The Minstermen who took the lead when midfielder Luke Summerfield netted with an accurate low strike.

The second half started with Morecambe on the attack and Jim Bentley’s side levelled early in the half with a screamer from Jamie Devitt. The home side searched for a second goal and Aaron Wildig was denied by Michael Ingham when left one on one before a wicked Jamie Devitt effort sailed just wide.

York City could also have added a second goal but both Josh Carson and Kenny McEvoy were unable to net with an open goal at their mercy.

The match ended in an uneventful manner with neither side able to notch a winning goal and York City must now plan for next season in The National League.


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