York City 0, Sheffield Wednesday 2

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SCOTLAND international Chris Maguire forced an own goal and scored a speculative 30-yard strike as York City went down 2-0 to Sheffield Wednesday in their first pre-season friendly.

Last season’s The Press Player of the Year Keith Lowe headed Maguire’s 26th-minute free-kick past summer signing Jason Mooney for the Owls’ first goal.

Man-mountain Mooney will then have been a little disappointed with his attempt to keep out Maguire’s long-range pot-shot as the Championship visitors completed the afternoon’s scoring two minutes before the break.

Aside from Maguire’s contributions and the lively darts of Jacques Maghoma down the left flank, though, City were relatively untroubled by manager Nigel Worthington’s old club and it would be a surprise if the Owls finish higher than their hosts in their respective divisions next term.

With the exception of the injured Dave Winfield, Worthington showcased all his summer signings, although midfielder Luke Summerfield had to wait until the interval before being given his first run out for the Minstermen.

Summerfield responded with an enthusiastic second-half performance, while Jake Hyde also impressed with his hold-up play before tiring prior to his 77th-minute replacement by youth-team scholar Callum Rzonca.

The game kicked off in familiar fashion with City skipper Russell Penn executing an excellent edge-of-the-box challenge to snuff out an early chance for Gary Madine, who went on to head over from Jeremy Helan’s left-wing cross.

Michael Coulson’s curling 20-yard shot was then a comfortable height for one-time England international Chris Kirkland to catch after Marvin McCoy had picked out Hyde with an accurate forward pass.

On 23 minutes, an off-balance Lindon Meikle missed the target from just outside the penalty area before Stuart Gray’s men forged ahead.

Ex-Burton flier Maghoma was hauled to the ground by McCoy as he sped for the by-line and, with set-piece drills normally saved until later in pre-season, City struggled to handle Maguire’s inswinging delivery and Lowe headed past a helpless Mooney.

After Penn’s six-yard header only required another routine stop from Kirkland, Madine should have done better than fire straight at Mooney when offered a clear sight of the home goal and McCoy went on to block another effort by the former Carlisle forward.

But Wednesday doubled their advantage on 43 minutes when Maguire tried his luck from distance and Mooney was unable to reach the ex-Aberdeen playmaker’s effort in time to stop the ball flying inside his left-hand upright.

Michael Ingham was given his chance to impress between the sticks for the second half and saw fellow sub Caolan Lavery sidefoot wide from six yards on the restart.

An enticing corner by Summerfield was then headed wide at the far post by Lowe, while Lavery escaped the latter’s attentions at the other end but his scuffed shot did not stretch Ingham.

On 67 minutes, Michail Antonio dashed inside Femi Ilesanmi but Ingham saved the former Reading winger’s low drive with a trailing leg.

Moments later, Lowe blocked Atdhe Nuhiu’s goalbound effort brilliantly after the 6ft 6in Austrian had showed a surprising deftness to leave Summerfield on his backside in the City penalty box.

Lowe was again on hand to clear a Lavery header that had beaten Ingham, who was equal, shortly afterwards, to a downward Nuhiu header that reared up off the turf.

For City, teenage striker Rzonca displayed eagerness to charge through the right channel on 86 minutes and force substitute keeper Joe Wildsmith to push out his angled shot across goal before Ingham ensured he finished the game without conceding by keeping out Jack Stobbs’ angled shot at his near post.

York City: Mooney (Ingham, 46), McCoy (Morley, 81), Lowe, McCombe, Ilesanmi, Meikle (Summerfield, 46), Penn (Montrose, 46), Platt (Hirst, 86), Straker (Murray, 69), Hyde (Rzonca, 77), Coulson (Jarvis, 46).

Sheffield Wednesday: Chris Kirkland (Joe Wildsmith, 59), Liam Palmer (Atdhe Nuhiu, 46), Sam Hutchinson (Caolan Lavery, 46), Joe Mattock (Matt Young, 81), Jeremy Helan (Rafa Flord, 59), Giles Coke (Paul Corry, 68), Jose Semedo (Ed Sanders, 75), Chris Maguire (Michail Antonio, 46), Jacques Maghoma (Jack Stobbs, 59), Gary Madine (Rhys McCabe, 46), Achille Campion (Kieran Lee, 46).

Referee: Ross Joyce.

Attendance: 3,312 (1,993 away fans).

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8:04pm Sat 12 Jul 14

heartbreaker says...

Following on from the Fleetwood games, that is now no goals in 3 matches. Panic stations!
Following on from the Fleetwood games, that is now no goals in 3 matches. Panic stations! heartbreaker
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9:11pm Sat 12 Jul 14

OLD - HEAD says...

I didnt go today, to be honest I have never been a fan of friendlies. They are just training exercises, so the result is not important. We will have a better idea on our prospects, after half a dozen competative league games. A very good attendance though, swelled obviously by travelling Sheffield Wednesday fans.
I didnt go today, to be honest I have never been a fan of friendlies. They are just training exercises, so the result is not important. We will have a better idea on our prospects, after half a dozen competative league games. A very good attendance though, swelled obviously by travelling Sheffield Wednesday fans. OLD - HEAD
  • Score: 12

10:14pm Sat 12 Jul 14

ian923 says...

I didn't,t go either but went to watch my son compete in the Ripon Triathlon. Agree with Old Head about friendliest though I agree with NW about benefits to fitness levels. What surprised me was Wednesday fans outnumbering City fans by about 500. Looking forward to the season very much and hoping the new players strengthen us so we get a decent start. Badly missed Wes last season and the sooner he is completely fit to return the better.
I didn't,t go either but went to watch my son compete in the Ripon Triathlon. Agree with Old Head about friendliest though I agree with NW about benefits to fitness levels. What surprised me was Wednesday fans outnumbering City fans by about 500. Looking forward to the season very much and hoping the new players strengthen us so we get a decent start. Badly missed Wes last season and the sooner he is completely fit to return the better. ian923
  • Score: 4

10:34am Sun 13 Jul 14

23rdApril1966 says...

OLD - HEAD wrote:
I didnt go today, to be honest I have never been a fan of friendlies. They are just training exercises, so the result is not important. We will have a better idea on our prospects, after half a dozen competative league games. A very good attendance though, swelled obviously by travelling Sheffield Wednesday fans.
Very good decision OH. Wish I had done the same. Impossible to take anything from the match, Wednesday were a class apart and City toiled hard in the baking heat. I suppose it did highlight the lack of numbers in the squad, Winfield (is that right name?) did not appear but I think all other squad players barring the injured trio of Parslow, Fletcher and Carson did. Seven subs used including two - Morley and Rzonka - that I guess are youth teamers? Young Rzonka came on to play up front and yet cannot be much more than 5 foot 2.....to his credit I do recall him having a shot and there were very few of those.
To my credit I did stay awake for the 90 mins - just. I also decided that 500 mile round trip to Perth was not going to happen much as I might like to see a new ground especially as trains don't offer a way of getting back on Saturday, unless somebody knows different?
[quote][p][bold]OLD - HEAD[/bold] wrote: I didnt go today, to be honest I have never been a fan of friendlies. They are just training exercises, so the result is not important. We will have a better idea on our prospects, after half a dozen competative league games. A very good attendance though, swelled obviously by travelling Sheffield Wednesday fans.[/p][/quote]Very good decision OH. Wish I had done the same. Impossible to take anything from the match, Wednesday were a class apart and City toiled hard in the baking heat. I suppose it did highlight the lack of numbers in the squad, Winfield (is that right name?) did not appear but I think all other squad players barring the injured trio of Parslow, Fletcher and Carson did. Seven subs used including two - Morley and Rzonka - that I guess are youth teamers? Young Rzonka came on to play up front and yet cannot be much more than 5 foot 2.....to his credit I do recall him having a shot and there were very few of those. To my credit I did stay awake for the 90 mins - just. I also decided that 500 mile round trip to Perth was not going to happen much as I might like to see a new ground especially as trains don't offer a way of getting back on Saturday, unless somebody knows different? 23rdApril1966
  • Score: 0

12:41pm Sun 13 Jul 14

dazthecat says...

23rdApril1966 wrote:
OLD - HEAD wrote:
I didnt go today, to be honest I have never been a fan of friendlies. They are just training exercises, so the result is not important. We will have a better idea on our prospects, after half a dozen competative league games. A very good attendance though, swelled obviously by travelling Sheffield Wednesday fans.
Very good decision OH. Wish I had done the same. Impossible to take anything from the match, Wednesday were a class apart and City toiled hard in the baking heat. I suppose it did highlight the lack of numbers in the squad, Winfield (is that right name?) did not appear but I think all other squad players barring the injured trio of Parslow, Fletcher and Carson did. Seven subs used including two - Morley and Rzonka - that I guess are youth teamers? Young Rzonka came on to play up front and yet cannot be much more than 5 foot 2.....to his credit I do recall him having a shot and there were very few of those.
To my credit I did stay awake for the 90 mins - just. I also decided that 500 mile round trip to Perth was not going to happen much as I might like to see a new ground especially as trains don't offer a way of getting back on Saturday, unless somebody knows different?
Agree you can't take much from it but I just happened to be going through York yesterday so thought I'd take a pit stop and see the game.

What I saw of Ilesanmi, Hyde and Meikle was encouraging though. Also that that Summerfield was trying to occupy all the right spaces when he came on. I think once he gets used to other players and they get used to him he could turn out to be the key factor in how well we do next season.

Concerned about Mooney, doesn't look very agile as proved by the second goal and really concerned about Platt. I really want him to succeed but I just don't see what he adds to the team. Far too many games pass him by. Hope NW really gets into him this year to improve and we see some sort of development.
[quote][p][bold]23rdApril1966[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OLD - HEAD[/bold] wrote: I didnt go today, to be honest I have never been a fan of friendlies. They are just training exercises, so the result is not important. We will have a better idea on our prospects, after half a dozen competative league games. A very good attendance though, swelled obviously by travelling Sheffield Wednesday fans.[/p][/quote]Very good decision OH. Wish I had done the same. Impossible to take anything from the match, Wednesday were a class apart and City toiled hard in the baking heat. I suppose it did highlight the lack of numbers in the squad, Winfield (is that right name?) did not appear but I think all other squad players barring the injured trio of Parslow, Fletcher and Carson did. Seven subs used including two - Morley and Rzonka - that I guess are youth teamers? Young Rzonka came on to play up front and yet cannot be much more than 5 foot 2.....to his credit I do recall him having a shot and there were very few of those. To my credit I did stay awake for the 90 mins - just. I also decided that 500 mile round trip to Perth was not going to happen much as I might like to see a new ground especially as trains don't offer a way of getting back on Saturday, unless somebody knows different?[/p][/quote]Agree you can't take much from it but I just happened to be going through York yesterday so thought I'd take a pit stop and see the game. What I saw of Ilesanmi, Hyde and Meikle was encouraging though. Also that that Summerfield was trying to occupy all the right spaces when he came on. I think once he gets used to other players and they get used to him he could turn out to be the key factor in how well we do next season. Concerned about Mooney, doesn't look very agile as proved by the second goal and really concerned about Platt. I really want him to succeed but I just don't see what he adds to the team. Far too many games pass him by. Hope NW really gets into him this year to improve and we see some sort of development. dazthecat
  • Score: 2

12:42pm Sun 13 Jul 14

dazthecat says...

dazthecat wrote:
23rdApril1966 wrote:
OLD - HEAD wrote:
I didnt go today, to be honest I have never been a fan of friendlies. They are just training exercises, so the result is not important. We will have a better idea on our prospects, after half a dozen competative league games. A very good attendance though, swelled obviously by travelling Sheffield Wednesday fans.
Very good decision OH. Wish I had done the same. Impossible to take anything from the match, Wednesday were a class apart and City toiled hard in the baking heat. I suppose it did highlight the lack of numbers in the squad, Winfield (is that right name?) did not appear but I think all other squad players barring the injured trio of Parslow, Fletcher and Carson did. Seven subs used including two - Morley and Rzonka - that I guess are youth teamers? Young Rzonka came on to play up front and yet cannot be much more than 5 foot 2.....to his credit I do recall him having a shot and there were very few of those.
To my credit I did stay awake for the 90 mins - just. I also decided that 500 mile round trip to Perth was not going to happen much as I might like to see a new ground especially as trains don't offer a way of getting back on Saturday, unless somebody knows different?
Agree you can't take much from it but I just happened to be going through York yesterday so thought I'd take a pit stop and see the game.

What I saw of Ilesanmi, Hyde and Meikle was encouraging though. Also that that Summerfield was trying to occupy all the right spaces when he came on. I think once he gets used to other players and they get used to him he could turn out to be the key factor in how well we do next season.

Concerned about Mooney, doesn't look very agile as proved by the second goal and really concerned about Platt. I really want him to succeed but I just don't see what he adds to the team. Far too many games pass him by. Hope NW really gets into him this year to improve and we see some sort of development.
Oh I thought Straker looked good in spells too
[quote][p][bold]dazthecat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]23rdApril1966[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OLD - HEAD[/bold] wrote: I didnt go today, to be honest I have never been a fan of friendlies. They are just training exercises, so the result is not important. We will have a better idea on our prospects, after half a dozen competative league games. A very good attendance though, swelled obviously by travelling Sheffield Wednesday fans.[/p][/quote]Very good decision OH. Wish I had done the same. Impossible to take anything from the match, Wednesday were a class apart and City toiled hard in the baking heat. I suppose it did highlight the lack of numbers in the squad, Winfield (is that right name?) did not appear but I think all other squad players barring the injured trio of Parslow, Fletcher and Carson did. Seven subs used including two - Morley and Rzonka - that I guess are youth teamers? Young Rzonka came on to play up front and yet cannot be much more than 5 foot 2.....to his credit I do recall him having a shot and there were very few of those. To my credit I did stay awake for the 90 mins - just. I also decided that 500 mile round trip to Perth was not going to happen much as I might like to see a new ground especially as trains don't offer a way of getting back on Saturday, unless somebody knows different?[/p][/quote]Agree you can't take much from it but I just happened to be going through York yesterday so thought I'd take a pit stop and see the game. What I saw of Ilesanmi, Hyde and Meikle was encouraging though. Also that that Summerfield was trying to occupy all the right spaces when he came on. I think once he gets used to other players and they get used to him he could turn out to be the key factor in how well we do next season. Concerned about Mooney, doesn't look very agile as proved by the second goal and really concerned about Platt. I really want him to succeed but I just don't see what he adds to the team. Far too many games pass him by. Hope NW really gets into him this year to improve and we see some sort of development.[/p][/quote]Oh I thought Straker looked good in spells too dazthecat
  • Score: 2

6:07pm Sun 13 Jul 14

the-e-man says...

ian923 wrote:
I didn't,t go either but went to watch my son compete in the Ripon Triathlon. Agree with Old Head about friendliest though I agree with NW about benefits to fitness levels. What surprised me was Wednesday fans outnumbering City fans by about 500. Looking forward to the season very much and hoping the new players strengthen us so we get a decent start. Badly missed Wes last season and the sooner he is completely fit to return the better.
I suspect the reason the Wednesday fans outnumbered the York fans was because the Owls were grateful to leave The Peoples' Republic of South Yorkshire and visit a decent city - nowt to do with football really !!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]ian923[/bold] wrote: I didn't,t go either but went to watch my son compete in the Ripon Triathlon. Agree with Old Head about friendliest though I agree with NW about benefits to fitness levels. What surprised me was Wednesday fans outnumbering City fans by about 500. Looking forward to the season very much and hoping the new players strengthen us so we get a decent start. Badly missed Wes last season and the sooner he is completely fit to return the better.[/p][/quote]I suspect the reason the Wednesday fans outnumbered the York fans was because the Owls were grateful to leave The Peoples' Republic of South Yorkshire and visit a decent city - nowt to do with football really !!!!!! the-e-man
  • Score: -1

1:39pm Mon 28 Jul 14

pri pi says...

dazthecat wrote:
dazthecat wrote:
23rdApril1966 wrote:
OLD - HEAD wrote:
I didnt go today, to be honest I have never been a fan of friendlies. They are just training exercises, so the result is not important. We will have a better idea on our prospects, after half a dozen competative league games. A very good attendance though, swelled obviously by travelling Sheffield Wednesday fans.
Very good decision OH. Wish I had done the same. Impossible to take anything from the match, Wednesday were a class apart and City toiled hard in the baking heat. I suppose it did highlight the lack of numbers in the squad, Winfield (is that right name?) did not appear but I think all other squad players barring the injured trio of Parslow, Fletcher and Carson did. Seven subs used including two - Morley and Rzonka - that I guess are youth teamers? Young Rzonka came on to play up front and yet cannot be much more than 5 foot 2.....to his credit I do recall him having a shot and there were very few of those.
To my credit I did stay awake for the 90 mins - just. I also decided that 500 mile round trip to Perth was not going to happen much as I might like to see a new ground especially as trains don't offer a way of getting back on Saturday, unless somebody knows different?
Agree you can't take much from it but I just happened to be going through York yesterday so thought I'd take a pit stop and see the game.

What I saw of Ilesanmi, Hyde and Meikle was encouraging though. Also that that Summerfield was trying to occupy all the right spaces when he came on. I think once he gets used to other players and they get used to him he could turn out to be the key factor in how well we do next season.

Concerned about Mooney, doesn't look very agile as proved by the second goal and really concerned about Platt. I really want him to succeed but I just don't see what he adds to the team. Far too many games pass him by. Hope NW really gets into him this year to improve and we see some sort of development.
Oh I thought Straker looked good in spells too
York City Football Club is featured on http://footballgames
.club in a game called goalie gloves. Its addictive! Comon York !!
[quote][p][bold]dazthecat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dazthecat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]23rdApril1966[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OLD - HEAD[/bold] wrote: I didnt go today, to be honest I have never been a fan of friendlies. They are just training exercises, so the result is not important. We will have a better idea on our prospects, after half a dozen competative league games. A very good attendance though, swelled obviously by travelling Sheffield Wednesday fans.[/p][/quote]Very good decision OH. Wish I had done the same. Impossible to take anything from the match, Wednesday were a class apart and City toiled hard in the baking heat. I suppose it did highlight the lack of numbers in the squad, Winfield (is that right name?) did not appear but I think all other squad players barring the injured trio of Parslow, Fletcher and Carson did. Seven subs used including two - Morley and Rzonka - that I guess are youth teamers? Young Rzonka came on to play up front and yet cannot be much more than 5 foot 2.....to his credit I do recall him having a shot and there were very few of those. To my credit I did stay awake for the 90 mins - just. I also decided that 500 mile round trip to Perth was not going to happen much as I might like to see a new ground especially as trains don't offer a way of getting back on Saturday, unless somebody knows different?[/p][/quote]Agree you can't take much from it but I just happened to be going through York yesterday so thought I'd take a pit stop and see the game. What I saw of Ilesanmi, Hyde and Meikle was encouraging though. Also that that Summerfield was trying to occupy all the right spaces when he came on. I think once he gets used to other players and they get used to him he could turn out to be the key factor in how well we do next season. Concerned about Mooney, doesn't look very agile as proved by the second goal and really concerned about Platt. I really want him to succeed but I just don't see what he adds to the team. Far too many games pass him by. Hope NW really gets into him this year to improve and we see some sort of development.[/p][/quote]Oh I thought Straker looked good in spells too[/p][/quote]York City Football Club is featured on http://footballgames .club in a game called goalie gloves. Its addictive! Comon York !! pri pi
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