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York City boss hails 'exceptional' Easter as Minstermen look to secure play-off place

York Press: GOAL.York City's Keith Lowe (2nd left) celebrates his goal with his team mates  during the match at Bootham Cresent. Picture : Garry Atkinson (5562137)

12:26pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

YORK City manager Nigel Worthington hailed an "exceptional" Easter after his team moved to within one win of securing a Sky Bet League Two play-off place.

York City 1, Bury 0

York Press: York City’s Adam Reed tries an overhead kick against Bury

12:20pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

YORK City kept their 21st clean sheet of the season to set a new club record and move to within one win of snaring a play-off place.

York Acorn launch a smart second-half revival only for Skirlaugh to prevail

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12:02pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

YORK Acorn ARLC 'A' produced a second-half comeback but were unable to stave off defeat against Skirlaugh 'A' in the Yorkshire Men's League.

Jack Brooks revels as Yorkshire striker

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12:01pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

JACK BROOKS believes his performance with bat and ball and Yorkshire’s winning position in their ongoing LV= County Championship match against his former county Northamptonshire has helped to justify his decision to leave Wantage Road in late 2012.

Champion jockey-elect Tony McCoy to dazzle at Wetherby

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12:09pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE remarkable Tony McCoy, who will be crowned champion jump jockey for a 19th consecutive time when the season draws to a close on Saturday, graces Wetherby with his presence this afternoon and is unlikely to return home empty-handed.

Yorkshire v Northamptonshire - Lunch, day 2

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1:33pm Monday 21st April 2014

Gary Ballance’s brilliant 174 has helped Yorkshire strengthen their grip on this LV= County Championship match against Northamptonshire at Headingley, which has reached lunch on day two.

Worthington urges York City fans to turn out in force

York Press: A band of 781 York City fans cheer their team to a crucial 1-0 victory at play-off rivals Oxford United in Sky Bet League Two on Good Friday

10:53am Monday 21st April 2014

YORK City boss Nigel Worthington wants two bumper Bootham Crescent crowds to cheer his team into the Sky Bet League Two play-offs.

Russell Penn shows an Iron will in York City's play-off push

York Press: York City skipper Russell Penn puts his foot in during Good Friday’s 1-0 win at Sky Bet League Two play-off rivals Oxford United

10:52am Monday 21st April 2014

RUSSELL Penn has insisted going to old club Scunthorpe needing a result on the final day of the season would hold no fear for him and his York City team-mates.

Bury hit form ahead of Bootham Crescent visit

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10:49am Monday 21st April 2014

BURY will visit York City hoping to extend their longest unbeaten run since 2011.

York Cricket Club suffer 127-run defeat on opening day

York Press: SLIP UP: Yorkshire Academy batsman Eliott Callis, left, is put down in the slips as York’s Liam McKendry, right, and Jack Leaning throw themselves towards the ball, while York’s Jake Murphy fails to snare Callis, abovePictures: Garry Atkinson

10:42am Monday 21st April 2014

YORK Cricket Club’s defence of the Solly Sports Yorkshire ECB County Premier League title began in disappointing fashion as they suffered a heavy home defeat against Yorkshire Academy.

Selby Town end losing run at Hallam

York Press: Tadcaster Albion V Barton Town Old Boys. Albions Danny Critchlow wins a free kick.
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10:23am Monday 21st April 2014

SELBY Town ended a three-game losing run with a 3-1 success at Hallam in Northern Counties East League division one.

St Mary's clinch premier division title

York Press: Huntington Rovers V Old Malton St Marys. Marcus Godsell in possesion.
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10:14am Monday 21st April 2014

OLD Malton St Mary’s secured their second York Minster Engineering Football League premier division title in three years after a 2-1 win at Huntington Rovers.

Heworth ship 11 tries against division three leaders Featherstone

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10:12am Monday 21st April 2014

HEWORTH ARLC were blitzed by rampant Featherstone Lions as they lost 60-12 in National Conference League division three.

Hambleton trainer Kevin Ryan targets Redcar triumph

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10:10am Monday 21st April 2014

NORTH Yorkshire trainer Kevin Ryan is quickly getting his string into top gear.

Final flourish for South Milford FC

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10:14am Monday 21st April 2014

SOUTH Milford completed their York Minster Engineering Football League division four campaign with a 3-1 win at Huntington.

Pock 7s: Crowd of 3,000 watches Oxfam’s winning crusade

York Press: TRIUMPH: Oxfam Crusaders celebrate their victory in the 56th annual Pock 7s

10:39am Monday 21st April 2014

OXFAM Crusaders are pictured, right, celebrating their breathtaking 36-34 final victory over Northern Exiles at the 56th annual Pock 7s tournament.

Selection headache looming as Yorkshire are boosted by Gary Ballance century

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7:59pm Sunday 20th April 2014

YORKSHIRE coach Jason Gillespie is going to have one heck of a selection headache this weekend after a positive day for Yorkshire on and off the field.

North Yorkshire golfer Simon Dyson claims share of 47th place at Maybank Malaysian Open

York Press: North Yorkshire golfer Simon Dyson

1:03pm Sunday 20th April 2014

A LEVEL par closing round of 72 at the Maybank Malaysian Open put the seal on a steady return to European Tour action for North Yorkshire golfer Simon Dyson.

Victory relief for Knights coach Gary Thornton

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11:34am Saturday 19th April 2014

“HOW long were those last five minutes?” So asked a relieved Gary Thornton after his York City Knights side put him and the travelling faithful through the mill at Gateshead International Stadium before coming out with a 30-26 victory.

Penalty king Coulson is setting example at York City

York Press: Michael Coulson is mobbed by his team-mates after netting the winner from the penalty spot at Oxford

11:30am Saturday 19th April 2014

MICHAEL Coulson received the plaudits from York City boss Nigel Worthington after his second penalty in as many games secured a 1-0 win at play-off rivals Oxford.

Oxford United 0, York City 1

York Press: York City forward Michael Coulson scores from the penalty spot at Oxford

11:30am Saturday 19th April 2014

YORK City jumped back into a Sky Bet League Two play-off place after equalling the club’s longest undefeated run in 30 years.

Gateshead Thunder 26, York City Knights 30

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10:34am Saturday 19th April 2014

YORK City Knights got back on track in Championship One – just – as they held on at the death for a commendable but painfully nerve-wracking 30-26 victory at Gateshead.

Yorkshire paceman Jack Brooks firing up to face old club Northamptonshire

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11:12am Saturday 19th April 2014

YORKSHIRE captain Andrew Gale has described Jack Brooks as “a real asset” to the county as the fast bowler prepares to face his old club Northamptonshire in the LV= County Championship at Headingley tomorrow.

Oxfam Crusaders cruise to Pock 7s win

York Press: Pocklington's Joe Brown passes the ball during the game against Ionians Hawks in the John Smith's Pock Sevens tournament. Picture : Garry Atkinson (5539626)

10:54am Saturday 19th April 2014

OXFAM Crusaders emerged as the winners of the 56th annual John Smith’s Pock 7s rugby union tournament at Pocklington RUFC’s Percy Road base.

Former champion jockey Paul Hanagan on Nottingham glory trail

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10:30am Saturday 19th April 2014

PAUL HANAGAN has a late start to Easter Saturday, but the former Malton-based champion is expected to end the day in style.

Paul Farbrace in frame for England Test coaching role

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11:34am Saturday 19th April 2014

Former Yorkshire second XI coach Paul Farbrace is set to sensationally quit Sri Lanka to be part of England's new coaching team, which will be announced today.

Golf: Steve Kennedy lifts Fletcher Trophy

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11:05am Saturday 19th April 2014

SANDBURN Hall Golf Club’s Steve Kennedy ruled supreme to lift the Fletcher Trophy.

North Yorkshire golfer Simon Dyson makes cut at Maybank Malaysian Open

York Press: BACK ON THE TEE: Simon Dyson returns to the European Tour this week

12:43pm Friday 18th April 2014

NORTH Yorkshire golfer Simon Dyson sneaked into the last two rounds of the Maybank Malaysian Open with a one under par second round of 71 in Kuala Lumpur.

Debutants thrown in as Knights seek a boost

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10:35am Friday 18th April 2014

GARY THORNTON insists his York City Knights side will put to bed last Sunday's nightmare as they look to bounce back to winning form tonight.

‘Keep calm’ call from York City chief

York Press: Nigel Worthington before the Accrington game.

10:27am Friday 18th April 2014

STAYING calm will be crucial if York City are to beat Oxford United today, believes manager Nigel Worthington.

Match preview: Oxford United v York City

York Press: JOSH CARSON AND Keith Lowe THANK FANS AFTER WIN AT FLEETWOODFleetwood town V York City  Sky Bet Divison 2 clash held at Highbury on the 01/02/2014Pic by Gordon ClaytonFootball League Images are covered by DataCo Licence agreementsFor editorial use onlyNo

10:08am Friday 18th April 2014

KEITH LOWE wants the Minstermen defence to go on another goal-stopping run.

Tough return for York golfer Simon Dyson

York Press: EYEING MAJOR: Simon Dyson is arguably in the best form of any of 'Chubby' Chandler's charges.

10:27am Friday 18th April 2014

HOPES of an instant dividend on returning to golf’s European Tour failed to materialise for York’s Simon Dyson.

Tadcaster Albion's free for all incentive to thrive

York Press: Tadcaster Albion boss Paul Marshall

9:56am Friday 18th April 2014

TADCASTER ALBION are offering free admission to all spectators for tomorrow's clash against Barton Town Old Boys.

George Elliott reinstated in Knights line-up

York Press: York City Knights' player George Elliott takes the ball which has passed along the line before he dives over for a try against South Wales Scorpions. Picture : Garry Atkinson (5523000)

9:53am Friday 18th April 2014

WINGER George Elliott has been handed a vote of confidence by coach Gary Thornton after being reinstated into the line-up.

Fahey and O’Meara tipped to land major prizes

York Press: Jockey Tony Hamilton

9:44am Friday 18th April 2014

IT IS Good Friday with a difference. Never before has the day hosted racing, and for many enthusiasts it's the opportunity to go behind the scenes at Open Days at Middleham and Lambourn. Those two events are still taking place, but there is opposition from a sensational £1 million all-weather meeting at Lingfield and a richly-endowed Musselburgh fixture, highlighted by the £50,000 Royal Mile.

Woodhouse Grange targets fourth successive title win

York Press: Hunters York and District Senior Cricket League secretary and treasurer Rob Richtering, left, presents the premier division trophy to Woodhouse Grange captain Steve Burdett

8:30am Friday 18th April 2014

STEVE BURDETT is targeting a record fourth successive Hunters York and District Senior Cricket League premier division title for Woodhouse Grange.

Yorkshire's Andrew Gale helps to unleash Liam Plunkett

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8:30am Friday 18th April 2014

YORKSHIRE’S Andrew Gale has been studying Michael Clarke’s captaincy in a bid to help him get the best out of fast bowler Liam Plunkett.

York Cricket Club out to beat Yorkshire Academy

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8:00am Friday 18th April 2014

BEATING Yorkshire Academy will give York Cricket Club a “huge amount of confidence” as they start their bid for an eighth successive Solly Sports Yorkshire ECB County Premier League title, believes vice-captain Nick Kay.

York City's Keith Lowe hails best 45 minutes of his career

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7:02am Friday 18th April 2014

KEITH Lowe has hailed York City's first-half display against Wycombe Wanderers as "the most entertaining 45 minutes of football" he has ever been involved in.

Riccall United fight on in title battle

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10:00am Friday 18th April 2014

RICCALL United beat Copmanthorpe 3-2 to keep alive their slim premier division title hopes in the York Minster Engineering Football League, writes Graham Ireton.

Sunday Morning Football League round-up

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9:59am Friday 18th April 2014

DUNNINGTON staved off the threat of relegation with a 6-0 victory over Severus in division one of the Ian’s Cars of Barlby York Sunday Morning Football League, writes Dave Bailey.

York City manager's 'hold fast and thrive' message to players

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12:46pm Thursday 17th April 2014

NIGEL WORTHINGTON believes if York City keep their nerve they will get the result they deserve in tomorrow's crunch Sky Bet League Two clash at Oxford United.

Match preview: Oxford United v York City

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12:27pm Thursday 17th April 2014

OXFORD United are not expected to make any changes for their Good Friday showdown with York City.

Training ground drills aid York City's penalty hotshot

York Press: Michael Coulson fires York City ahead against Accrington Stanley from the the penalty spot

12:23pm Thursday 17th April 2014

MICHAEL Coulson is happy to carry on taking penalties for York City despite only converting his first professional spot kick at the age of 26.

Featherstone Lions to provide latest test for Heworth ARLC

York Press: Heworth ARL U18s v Thornhill. Pic: Mike TippingJason Smith. (5488591)

12:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

HEWORTH ARLC go from the frying pan into the fire in their National Conference League division three campaign - but with head coach Tim Rumford hailing their spirit.

New Earswick All Blacks aim to end season by leapfrogging hosts Queensbury

York Press: All Blacks coach Jack Stearman

11:57am Thursday 17th April 2014

NEW Earswick All Blacks ARLC aim to end their Pennine League championship campaign on a high note - hopefully without the controversy that abounded in their last home match.

Champion apprentice Jason Hart lines up winning Ripon yarn

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11:36am Thursday 17th April 2014

JASON HART, last year's champion apprentice, has made a flying start to the current campaign with half-a-dozen winners already under his belt and he can continue his successful spree at Ripon's opening meeting today.

York's Hayley Macdonald shines in televised bowls tournament

York Press: Ladies singles winner Zoe Eagles, chairman Roy Colebourn and runner-up Hayley Macdonald

11:50am Thursday 17th April 2014

HAYLEY MACDONALD was the undoubted York star if the televised English Indoor Bowls Association’s Premier 3`s tournament held at Thanet Road.

Bowls round-up

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11:43am Thursday 17th April 2014

WIGGINTON Bowling Club opened its outdoor season with a traditional bowls drive.

York Ladies face Bradford in season finale

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12:02pm Thursday 17th April 2014

YORK Ladies look to end the WRLA season on a high note when they take on Bradford Thunderbirds in the WRLA Challenge Cup Plate final on Easter Sunday.



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