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York City vs Accrington Stanley. Sky Bet League Two.

Bootham CrescentAttendance3,873.

York City 1

  • K Lowe (35th minute)
  • B Halliday (sent off 61st minute)

Accrington Stanley 0

    Home comforts for York

    Friday 26 December 2014 17:43, UK

    Image: Keith Lowe: Match winner for York

    Ten-man York registered their first home win of the season with Keith Lowe's header sinking Accrington on Boxing Day.

    Lowe claimed his fifth goal of the season and York hung on for maximum points despite Brad Halliday's 61st-minute sending-off. Accrington had two great first-half chances to open the scoring but Piero Mingoia and Matt Crooks both shot straight at home keeper Alex Cisak on the counter attack. The visitors then paid for their profligacy on 35 minutes when centre-back Lowe headed home from a left-wing Michael Coulson cross. York went down to 10 men when on-loan Middlesbrough teenager Halliday received the first red card of his career. The flame-haired right-back threw himself into a two-footed challenge on Stanley centre-half Tom Aldred, making referee Darren Bond's decision a simple one. But the nearest Stanley came to claiming an equaliser was when Lee Molyneux's 25-yard drive hit the outside of Cisak's right-hand post.

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