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FA Trophy final, York City 2 Newport County 0
It was City's second Trophy final in three years following a 2-0 loss to Stevenage in 2009 but there was no disappointment this time in what was the first leg of the Minstermen's 2012 Wembley double.
A similar victory over Luton in the Blue Square Premier play-off final next Sunday will make it an historic season for Gary Mills' men.
Newport had shaded the first half but the second half was a different story as City found the gaps in their back line.
A lovely ball over the top by Ashley Chambers after 64 minutes saw Matty Blair beat goalkeeper Glyn Thompson to the ball and lift it over him. He then followed it, arms aloft, but did not need to touch it again as it bounced into the net.
Eight minutes later, Paddy McLaughlin sent Chambers away down the inside right channel, and he drilled the ball across goal for Oyebanjo to tap it home.
Chambers had been everywhere in the second half, while Oyebanjo was named the sponsors' man of the match.
“The fans have been great. Hopefully we can do it again next week,” said Oyebanjo on pitchside.
Captain Chris Smith duly lifted the trophy, and City can now go into next week's play-off showdown in great heart.
They had been deadlocked at 0-0 at half-time, having been unable to get their passing game going, with the bulk of the chances going Newport's way.
Indeed, the Welshmen should have been ahead on nine minutes. Nat Jarvis beat Dan Parslow to the ball on half-way and nudged it forward for Romone Rose to run onto, clean through on goal. However, his tame effort from inside the area was saved by Ingham down to his right.
City came into it, with Paddy McLaughlin seeing a 20-yard effort deflected just wide by Gary Warren, with goalkeeper Glyn Thompson stranded, while Matty Blair had a shot blocked.
But in between times Newport had another chance as Jarvis' cross-shot from 15 yards out to the right of goal went beyond the far post.
Rose also fired over from 25 yards, and Jarvis curled another effort just beyond the far post.
City were unable to get the ball down and play their football, but they nearly opened the scoring as McLaughlin, from a neatly worked free-kick, pinged a left-footer from 25 yards out just wide.
Challinor then brought a decent save out of Thompson after winning the ball 25 yards out – that was Thompson's only real action barring catching a goal-bound Chris Smith header from a first-minute corner.
But again Newport created a half-chance from a long ball, Minshull turning to shoot well wide.
City have generally played better in the second half of games, though, with most of their goals in recent times coming after the interval - and this proved the case again.
Blair and Oyebanjo scored and, while Ismail Yakubu headed onto a post amid a scramble in the closing stages at the other end, Ingham's goal was not threatened too much.
Don't miss Dave Flett's in-depth report and full match stats and reaction in The Press on Monday.
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