York City boss Martin Foyle calls for more of the same against Northwich - but with goals

York Press: Martin Foyle Martin Foyle

MORE of the same please – but with goals.

That’s the simple message Martin Foyle is relaying to his York City troops as they prepare for a vital Blue Square Premier relegation clash with Northwich Victoria tomorrow. Buoyed by a gritty display against Oxford on Tuesday, the Minstermen boss has challenged his men to recreate that passion and fight while being more ruthless in front of goal.

The Vics will be relegated with anything less than a win at KitKat Crescent and Foyle is determined his side will continue the good work started against an Oxford side which has only lost once in the league in 2009.

“I want another performance like that,” Foyle said.

“It is just goals at the moment and scoring goals does breed confidence. It is about getting those draws turned into wins.

“We could quite easily have won five more games this season and, if we had, we would be in the top half of the table.

“It is something we need to rectify as soon as possible.”

Foyle, who thinks the relegation fight will go right down to the wire, said he and the whole squad had been lifted by that battling midweek share-all.

He added: “It put a smile back on the faces and not just the players but also me and Andy Porter.

“We are working very hard on the training pitch and we are our own biggest critics. We are trying to do everything right and there is not a lot we can change around.

“The atmosphere is good and we are looking forward to three points (against Northwich).

“I thought everyone worked hard on Tuesday and got stuck in. You could tell by the crowd’s reaction.”

Levi Mackin, who missed the Oxford match with a tight thigh, is training but is still hampered by the strain and will be the subject of a late decision for Foyle.

Top-scorer Richard Brodie, back from a two-game suspension, is likely to go straight back into the side with Foyle saying he is “champing at the bit” to be involved.

On the relegation battle, with five of City’s last six games against relegation rivals, the Minstermen manager added: “The next two games are important but there are still points to be won.

“It is going to go right to the wire.”

* For Steve Carroll’s lowdown on the Blue Square Premier season run-in, make sure to get The Press tomorrow

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12:34am Sat 11 Apr 09

PDH says...

Not a single comment? I cant belive that everyone has gone away for the bank hol, you lucky people. May i be the first and only one to wish the lads all the best against Northwich, hoping that they put in another good performance, but also that we start sticking the ball in the net a few times and claiming 3 points towards our safety. (i dont wish to send Northwich down, but rather them than us)
Not a single comment? I cant belive that everyone has gone away for the bank hol, you lucky people. May i be the first and only one to wish the lads all the best against Northwich, hoping that they put in another good performance, but also that we start sticking the ball in the net a few times and claiming 3 points towards our safety. (i dont wish to send Northwich down, but rather them than us) PDH

1:19am Sat 11 Apr 09

Dash W says...

Likewise PDH, not wanting to send the Vics down, but i'm afraid we'll have to to survive ourselves. Just hoping the lads can finally find the net after 500+ minutes of football with no goals. All the best lads. C'mon, we're right behind you!
Likewise PDH, not wanting to send the Vics down, but i'm afraid we'll have to to survive ourselves. Just hoping the lads can finally find the net after 500+ minutes of football with no goals. All the best lads. C'mon, we're right behind you! Dash W

9:29am Sat 11 Apr 09

cityred1992 says...

lets hope that weymouth dont get any points out of there game againts lewes.then three point for us would make survival look nore and more of a certainty, COME ON CITY 3 POINTS TODAY !
lets hope that weymouth dont get any points out of there game againts lewes.then three point for us would make survival look nore and more of a certainty, COME ON CITY 3 POINTS TODAY ! cityred1992

10:12am Sat 11 Apr 09

paul stancliffe says...

COME ON CITY....3POINTS PLEASE
COME ON CITY....3POINTS PLEASE paul stancliffe

4:09pm Sat 11 Apr 09

long distance depressive says...

Foyle has been a complete disaster and manages to blame all around him. Get shot now and bring in a temporary advisor until the end of the season...Alan Little, anybody but this clown.
Foyle has been a complete disaster and manages to blame all around him. Get shot now and bring in a temporary advisor until the end of the season...Alan Little, anybody but this clown. long distance depressive

5:00pm Sat 11 Apr 09

HOLIDAY JOHN says...

WHEN WILL THIS CLUB GET IT RIGHT THIS WILL NEVER BE SO WITH 5TH RATE MANAGEMENT TEAM CONTROLD BY THE MC GILL FAMILY AND A SECT WHO COULD NOT RUN A GOLD SHOP LET ALONE RUN A FOOTBALL CLUB THERE IS BETTER PLAYERS IN THE YORK LEAGUE BEST BET CLUB FOR SALE BRING BACK TERRY DOLANE
WHEN WILL THIS CLUB GET IT RIGHT THIS WILL NEVER BE SO WITH 5TH RATE MANAGEMENT TEAM CONTROLD BY THE MC GILL FAMILY AND A SECT WHO COULD NOT RUN A GOLD SHOP LET ALONE RUN A FOOTBALL CLUB THERE IS BETTER PLAYERS IN THE YORK LEAGUE BEST BET CLUB FOR SALE BRING BACK TERRY DOLANE HOLIDAY JOHN

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