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16 January 2016

The Exiles pick up a vital three points on the road at York City...

Manager Warren Feeney named three debutants in his first team selection as Manager, with the loanees Connor Dymond, Ben Davies and goalkeeper Mitchell Beeney all making the starting XI.

The Exiles were able to make the perfect start to the game, with youngster Aaron Collins making a big statement on his return to the first-team, scoring a well taken goal from the edge of the area to put the visitors in front.

Straight after the goal Collins was involved in an identical move on the edge of the area, cutting inside his defender, before firing his effort into an onrushing defender.  

County continued their attacking mentality past the twenty-minute mark, with Danny Holmes finding Medy Elito with a deep cross from the right and the midfielder saw his effort bounce clean back off the post.

The hosts enjoyed a succession of corners during the first-half and on the stroke of thirty minute mark The Minstermen had their first real threat on goal, when a corner from the right was met by defender Dave Winfield, who saw his header cleared off the line by Scott Boden.

In first half stoppage time a crucial challenge by Andrew Hughes prevented lively midfielder McEvoy from having a chance to shoot from inside the area and the Exiles went into the break ahead.

At the start of the second half the Exiles had to withstand a period of heavy pressure from the hosts. Goalkeeper Mitchell Beeney pulled off a fine save, diving to his left to deny Vadaine Oliver from scoring a close range header, within five minutes from the restart.

York had the best of the possession during the second period, but weren't able to carve out any real threats on goal, with the County defence looking very organised.

Into the final ten minutes of the game and  still the hosts struggled to force an opportunity on goal and the Exiles were able to see out the game comfortably and return to South Wales with three crucial points. 

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