Manager Martin Foyle hails York City strike duo Richard Brodie and Michael Gash

York Press: City’s Richard Brodie salutes the crowd after his penalty City’s Richard Brodie salutes the crowd after his penalty

YORK City strikers Richard Brodie and Michael Gash were lauded after hitting the target again in the 2-0 home victory over Crawley.

Brodie has now netted four times and Gash twice since the duo were first paired together in the first of three consecutive Blue Square Premier victories at Gateshead.

A sixth-minute penalty by Brodie took his tally to five for the season while Gash secured the points on ten minutes with a clever shot on the turn after receiving the ball from his striking partner with his back to goal.

Manager Martin Foyle said: “Richard Brodie did fantastically well for the penalty and stuck it away. Michael Gash then got a good goal too.

“They are doing well together because Michael leads the line very well and Richard looks to hit the flanks. Their centre halves could not cope with them and their manager made a substitution at half-time because of that. The goals were outstanding and they had some great service as well.”

Brodie was also fulsome in his praise for Alex Lawless, who he described as “flawless”, alongside central midfield partner Neil Barrett.

He said: “The midfield two worked really well together and picked up the second balls. Alex Lawless was flawless and he should be playing in the Football League.

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10:31am Mon 7 Sep 09

SbragiaIsOurHero says...

Got to the ground late and missed both goals! What I did see was: 1. In imperious Alex Lawless - first-class ball-winning, ball-retention and distribution. 2. In Ferrell, a blood-and-guts 'spoiler' performance, equalled by some promising attacking-play. 3. A captain who never looked 100% confident in his touches, yet rarely made a wrong move, partnered with a real gem of a find in central defence. 4. Adam Smith doing exactly what we all knew he could, until his positional switch just before half time. 5. A strong front-line blossoming. Gash has the awareness and strength to develop passages of play despite blatant rough-house defending from Crawley. 6. A hit-and-miss performance for Meredith - some iffy distribution, but did anyone else notice that he won six consecutive aerial challenges against that giant number 9? 7. Good movement and weight-of-passing all round. All-in-all, I came away seeing no goals but clear signs of quality and the feeling of £17 well-spent . Let's have more of the same!
Got to the ground late and missed both goals! What I did see was: 1. In imperious Alex Lawless - first-class ball-winning, ball-retention and distribution. 2. In Ferrell, a blood-and-guts 'spoiler' performance, equalled by some promising attacking-play. 3. A captain who never looked 100% confident in his touches, yet rarely made a wrong move, partnered with a real gem of a find in central defence. 4. Adam Smith doing exactly what we all knew he could, until his positional switch just before half time. 5. A strong front-line blossoming. Gash has the awareness and strength to develop passages of play despite blatant rough-house defending from Crawley. 6. A hit-and-miss performance for Meredith - some iffy distribution, but did anyone else notice that he won six consecutive aerial challenges against that giant number 9? 7. Good movement and weight-of-passing all round. All-in-all, I came away seeing no goals but clear signs of quality and the feeling of £17 well-spent . Let's have more of the same! SbragiaIsOurHero

11:05am Mon 7 Sep 09

rogue84 says...

it was a very good 1st half performance, 2nd half was comfortable as crawley were pretty dreadful and i don't remember a shot on target at any stage of the match.
don't change a winning team, but Mackin for Barrett might be an option as I though Lawless had a lot of work to do to keep the ball in midfield.
Brodie and Gash looked good together, linked up well with Smithy.
Another 3 points tomorrow would be nice before our first 'big game' of the season v Kettering.
it was a very good 1st half performance, 2nd half was comfortable as crawley were pretty dreadful and i don't remember a shot on target at any stage of the match. don't change a winning team, but Mackin for Barrett might be an option as I though Lawless had a lot of work to do to keep the ball in midfield. Brodie and Gash looked good together, linked up well with Smithy. Another 3 points tomorrow would be nice before our first 'big game' of the season v Kettering. rogue84

11:48am Mon 7 Sep 09

josephheller says...

No idea what Martin Foyle was talking about with his attack on local media in the programme. They've hardly been unsuportive - often they've been blindly optimistic even when the performances on the pitch said otherwise.
No idea what Martin Foyle was talking about with his attack on local media in the programme. They've hardly been unsuportive - often they've been blindly optimistic even when the performances on the pitch said otherwise. josephheller

4:29pm Mon 7 Sep 09

Alan Fetish says...

Can anybody copy out what was written in the programme? - Afraid I couldn't make it on Saturday. And could he have been referring to the negativity from the comments here??! Thanks
Can anybody copy out what was written in the programme? - Afraid I couldn't make it on Saturday. And could he have been referring to the negativity from the comments here??! Thanks Alan Fetish

5:19pm Mon 7 Sep 09

YorkFan says...

Red and blue looks to be down at the moment. Temporary forum is - http://ycfc.myfreefo
rum.org/
Red and blue looks to be down at the moment. Temporary forum is - http://ycfc.myfreefo rum.org/ YorkFan

6:12pm Mon 7 Sep 09

sunlounge says...

YorkFan wrote:
Red and blue looks to be down at the moment. Temporary forum is - http://ycfc.myfreefo

rum.org/
will you ask for my account to be activated on the Red and blue forum please?

username sunlounge
[quote][p][bold]YorkFan[/bold] wrote: Red and blue looks to be down at the moment. Temporary forum is - http://ycfc.myfreefo rum.org/[/p][/quote]will you ask for my account to be activated on the Red and blue forum please? username sunlounge sunlounge

6:14pm Mon 7 Sep 09

YorkFan says...

sunlounge wrote:
YorkFan wrote:
Red and blue looks to be down at the moment. Temporary forum is - http://ycfc.myfreefo


rum.org/
will you ask for my account to be activated on the Red and blue forum please?

username sunlounge
Will try and remember to once the site is back up. You're best of registering on the temporary one atm.
[quote][p][bold]sunlounge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YorkFan[/bold] wrote: Red and blue looks to be down at the moment. Temporary forum is - http://ycfc.myfreefo rum.org/[/p][/quote]will you ask for my account to be activated on the Red and blue forum please? username sunlounge[/p][/quote]Will try and remember to once the site is back up. You're best of registering on the temporary one atm. YorkFan

7:00pm Mon 7 Sep 09

OLD - HEAD says...

I dont think that Martin Foyle should even consider changing the starting line-up at Barrow. "If it aint broken leave it alone" is the slogan. Not that I think everything is perfect about the team, for both full backs often seem to lack defensive quality, but as long as its working, leave well alone.
I dont think that Martin Foyle should even consider changing the starting line-up at Barrow. "If it aint broken leave it alone" is the slogan. Not that I think everything is perfect about the team, for both full backs often seem to lack defensive quality, but as long as its working, leave well alone. OLD - HEAD

7:16pm Mon 7 Sep 09

EcclesMustScore says...

SbragiaIsOurHero wrote:
Got to the ground late and missed both goals! What I did see was: 1. In imperious Alex Lawless - first-class ball-winning, ball-retention and distribution. 2. In Ferrell, a blood-and-guts 'spoiler' performance, equalled by some promising attacking-play. 3. A captain who never looked 100% confident in his touches, yet rarely made a wrong move, partnered with a real gem of a find in central defence. 4. Adam Smith doing exactly what we all knew he could, until his positional switch just before half time. 5. A strong front-line blossoming. Gash has the awareness and strength to develop passages of play despite blatant rough-house defending from Crawley. 6. A hit-and-miss performance for Meredith - some iffy distribution, but did anyone else notice that he won six consecutive aerial challenges against that giant number 9? 7. Good movement and weight-of-passing all round. All-in-all, I came away seeing no goals but clear signs of quality and the feeling of £17 well-spent . Let's have more of the same!
Can't argue with any of that. Their centre forward was atrocious; as you say Meredith consistently beat him in the air despite giving away a few inches in height.
Lawless is a class act and, having initially described Ferrell as a stuart Elliott-alike, I am now being forced to eat my words; the fella can really play.
For the first time in a long time we also seem to have decent options on the bench and, whilst there is undoubted competition for places, the spirit in the squad seems great.
Whilst I'm not getting carried away, it all amounts to a mighty relief from last season already.
[quote][p][bold]SbragiaIsOurHero[/bold] wrote: Got to the ground late and missed both goals! What I did see was: 1. In imperious Alex Lawless - first-class ball-winning, ball-retention and distribution. 2. In Ferrell, a blood-and-guts 'spoiler' performance, equalled by some promising attacking-play. 3. A captain who never looked 100% confident in his touches, yet rarely made a wrong move, partnered with a real gem of a find in central defence. 4. Adam Smith doing exactly what we all knew he could, until his positional switch just before half time. 5. A strong front-line blossoming. Gash has the awareness and strength to develop passages of play despite blatant rough-house defending from Crawley. 6. A hit-and-miss performance for Meredith - some iffy distribution, but did anyone else notice that he won six consecutive aerial challenges against that giant number 9? 7. Good movement and weight-of-passing all round. All-in-all, I came away seeing no goals but clear signs of quality and the feeling of £17 well-spent . Let's have more of the same![/p][/quote]Can't argue with any of that. Their centre forward was atrocious; as you say Meredith consistently beat him in the air despite giving away a few inches in height. Lawless is a class act and, having initially described Ferrell as a stuart Elliott-alike, I am now being forced to eat my words; the fella can really play. For the first time in a long time we also seem to have decent options on the bench and, whilst there is undoubted competition for places, the spirit in the squad seems great. Whilst I'm not getting carried away, it all amounts to a mighty relief from last season already. EcclesMustScore

7:24pm Mon 7 Sep 09

alimount says...

Just read on ycfc.net that some 'fan' has been distributing forged tickets.
Must be a bright spark if he expects to make loads of money. Sophie's comments say it all. Nob.
Just read on ycfc.net that some 'fan' has been distributing forged tickets. Must be a bright spark if he expects to make loads of money. Sophie's comments say it all. Nob. alimount

7:51pm Mon 7 Sep 09

sunlounge says...

YorkFan wrote:
sunlounge wrote:
YorkFan wrote:
Red and blue looks to be down at the moment. Temporary forum is - http://ycfc.myfreefo



rum.org/
will you ask for my account to be activated on the Red and blue forum please?

username sunlounge
Will try and remember to once the site is back up. You're best of registering on the temporary one atm.
Thank you buddy...
[quote][p][bold]YorkFan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sunlounge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YorkFan[/bold] wrote: Red and blue looks to be down at the moment. Temporary forum is - http://ycfc.myfreefo rum.org/[/p][/quote]will you ask for my account to be activated on the Red and blue forum please? username sunlounge[/p][/quote]Will try and remember to once the site is back up. You're best of registering on the temporary one atm.[/p][/quote]Thank you buddy... sunlounge

8:51pm Mon 7 Sep 09

RickyC says...

Folye claims Lawless should be playing in the football league. He's right, but he shouldn't be saying it to the media. We don't want to alert scouts from rival clubs!!!
Folye claims Lawless should be playing in the football league. He's right, but he shouldn't be saying it to the media. We don't want to alert scouts from rival clubs!!! RickyC

8:52pm Mon 7 Sep 09

RickyC says...

Folye claims Lawless should be playing in the football league. He's right, but he shouldn't be saying it to the media. We don't want to alert scouts from rival clubs!!!
Folye claims Lawless should be playing in the football league. He's right, but he shouldn't be saying it to the media. We don't want to alert scouts from rival clubs!!! RickyC

8:52pm Mon 7 Sep 09

RickyC says...

Folye claims Lawless should be playing in the football league. He's right, but he shouldn't be saying it to the media. We don't want to alert scouts from rival clubs!!!
Folye claims Lawless should be playing in the football league. He's right, but he shouldn't be saying it to the media. We don't want to alert scouts from rival clubs!!! RickyC

8:55pm Mon 7 Sep 09

sunlounge says...

Cant make this game or satadays home game , off away with the family where can i listen to the games online?

if we win tomora & beat Kettering Town i will be one happy man !
Cant make this game or satadays home game , off away with the family where can i listen to the games online? if we win tomora & beat Kettering Town i will be one happy man ! sunlounge

9:38pm Mon 7 Sep 09

speaks99 says...

sunlounge wrote:
Cant make this game or satadays home game , off away with the family where can i listen to the games online? if we win tomora & beat Kettering Town i will be one happy man !
You can listen to the game on:
http://news.bbc.co.u
k/local/york/hi/tv_a
nd_radio/
then click listen live.
.
Nothing wrong with telling the local rag how good a player is. Lets face it - they're not exactly the national media, and most clubs will be aware of the decent conference players through their scouting networks.
[quote][p][bold]sunlounge[/bold] wrote: Cant make this game or satadays home game , off away with the family where can i listen to the games online? if we win tomora & beat Kettering Town i will be one happy man ![/p][/quote]You can listen to the game on: http://news.bbc.co.u k/local/york/hi/tv_a nd_radio/ then click listen live. . Nothing wrong with telling the local rag how good a player is. Lets face it - they're not exactly the national media, and most clubs will be aware of the decent conference players through their scouting networks. speaks99

9:57pm Mon 7 Sep 09

RickyC says...

sunlounge wrote:
Cant make this game or satadays home game , off away with the family where can i listen to the games online? if we win tomora & beat Kettering Town i will be one happy man !
BBC radio York mate. They should have it on. Although I have noticed before that Minster FM have the L*eds Utd games as thier commentry. Thats shocking for a York local radio station.
[quote][p][bold]sunlounge[/bold] wrote: Cant make this game or satadays home game , off away with the family where can i listen to the games online? if we win tomora & beat Kettering Town i will be one happy man ![/p][/quote]BBC radio York mate. They should have it on. Although I have noticed before that Minster FM have the L*eds Utd games as thier commentry. Thats shocking for a York local radio station. RickyC

10:28pm Mon 7 Sep 09

fewster says...

Thats why most york fans hates l***s, theres loads in york and the local media aint helping the community to get behind york by puttin them on are they?!
Thats why most york fans hates l***s, theres loads in york and the local media aint helping the community to get behind york by puttin them on are they?! fewster

10:30pm Mon 7 Sep 09

fewster says...

Thats why most york fans hates l***s, theres loads in york and the local media aint helping the comm
Thats why most york fans hates l***s, theres loads in york and the local media aint helping the comm fewster

10:44pm Mon 7 Sep 09

PDH says...

Can anyone help me , my comp crashed and i have lost the you tube york city site, can anyone send me the site details please?
Can anyone help me , my comp crashed and i have lost the you tube york city site, can anyone send me the site details please? PDH

10:51pm Mon 7 Sep 09

Dunc says...

Here you are PDH http://www.youtube.c
om/user/YorkCityTV
Here you are PDH http://www.youtube.c om/user/YorkCityTV Dunc

11:15pm Mon 7 Sep 09

PDH says...

Dunc wrote:
Here you are PDH http://www.youtube.c om/user/YorkCityTV
Thanks you are a gent
[quote][p][bold]Dunc[/bold] wrote: Here you are PDH http://www.youtube.c om/user/YorkCityTV[/p][/quote]Thanks you are a gent PDH

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