The Minstermen are set to make a great start to the 2020-21 season after getting through the second qualifying round of the FA Cup, beating Warrington Rylands 1-0.
However, manager Steve Watson said there is still room for improvement: “The quality on a difficult day was not where we wanted to be, but you have to win in all different kinds of ways and if we have a good cup run, no one will remember the out and out performance of today”. York City have struggled over the past few years and were relegated to the National League North at the end of the 2015-16 season but were hoping for a win in their first League match against Chorley, on Tuesday.
The club have also just completed the sale of centre-back Ben Godfrey to Premier League club Everton. This gives York City a cool £2.5 million, a sum that is likely to make directors of York City extremely happy. The money could act as a relief for the club’s income as Covid-19 guidelines still determine that fixtures are to be played without fans watching from the stands.
There is no doubt that Godfrey will be a big miss to the club, with the official York City FC Twitter page, wishing him: “All the best Ben Godfrey with your move. You’re doing us proud”. However, this move gives York City FC the chance to use the money to get back on track after disappointment last season.
In the next round of the FA cup, York will face Chorley again, but this time, the match will be away at Chorley’s ground. York will be looking for a win over Chorley and to progress as far as possible in the FA cup, looking to carry on showing their good form.
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