Report: Maidenhead United 1-1 York City
Posted on 26th November 2023
The Magpies shared the points with York City at York Road as they drew 1-1 in the Vanarama National League.
Alan Devonshire made 2 changes to his side following the 1-1 draw away at Ebbsfleet United during mid-week, as James Golding was recalled from his loan and Jayden Mitchell-Lawson was not included in the match day squad and made way for Ashley Nathaniel-George and Remy Clerima in the starting line-up.
First chance of the game fell the hosts way just before the quarter of an hour mark, as Ashley Nathaniel-George found himself with space on the right-hand side of the penalty area, but his shot was blocked by York City defenders.
York City came close shortly after with Alex Woodyard who had an effort on the edge of the penalty area, but he saw his attempt just go narrowly wide.
Not long after the same Alex Woodyard saw himself to the changing room following a straight red card after his challenge on Zico Asare leaving his side with 10 men.
The Magpies stepped up the pressure following the sending off and found a chance with Sam Beckwith, but his shot was low and wide of the target.
Maidenhead continued that pressure as Ashley Nathaniel-George found himself in space once again but his shot from inside the penalty area was blocked.
Moments later, Sam Barratt had an effort at goal following a nice piece of skill on the edge of the penalty area, but his shot from inside the box was deflected out for a corner.
Maidenhead looked to capitalise on the man advantage, as Ashley Nathaniel-George had an effort from range, but his effort went wide of the target.
The hosts got close to opening the scoring with Reece Smith, who found himself in the penalty area following his intricate footwork, but his effort was well gathered at the bottom corner by York City goalkeeper George Sykes-Kenworthy.
Just before half time Maidenhead got close to going in the lead with Reece Smith once again, but his effort from the penalty area was well collected by the goalkeeper.
HALF TIME – Maidenhead United 0-0 York City
After an uneventful first 10 minutes in the second half, the first chance of the half fell the hosts way after a cross from Ashley Nathaniel-George found Tobi Sho-Silva, but his effort was just narrowly wide.
The Magpies got close to going in front with Ashley Nathaniel-George, as he made his way into the penalty area his initial effort was blocked but continued with the ball, but the second effort was just over the crossbar.
Ashley Nathaniel-George got close to opening the scoring once again, after a brilliant run from Reece Smith who found Nathaniel-George on the left-hand side with space, but his effort was well saved.
Shortly after the Magpies had a chance to go in front from a spot kick but Ashley Nathaniel-George failed to convert the penalty after a save from York City goalkeeper.
Ashley Nathaniel-George managed to redeem himself moments after, as he found himself on the edge of 6-yard box following a pass from Zico Asare and his low effort to the bottom right corner found the back of net putting the home side 1-0 up.
Maidenhead got close to doubling their lead with Casey Pettit, as his effort from dinked off the crossbar and went out of play.
The visitors equalised with a few minutes left in the game, as a cross in by Scott Burgess from the right side turned into a loose ball in the penalty area and was pounced on by Callum Howe right on the goal line to equalise for his side.
FULL TIME – Maidenhead United 1-1 York City
Maidenhead United – Craig Ross, Zico Asare, Sam Beckwith, Will De Havilland, Kane Ferdinand, Casey Pettit, Remy Clerima, Reece Smith, Ashley Nathaniel-George, Sam Barratt (Shawn McCoulsky 55’), Tobi Sho-Silva
York City – George Sykes-Kenworthy, Ryan Fallowfield, Tyler Cordner, Will Davies, Maziar Kouhyar (Thierry Latty-Fairweather 41’), Lenell John-Lewis (Paddy McLaughlin 46’), Callum Howe, Luke Daley, Scott Burgess, Alex Woodyard, Oliver Green (Olly Dyson 46’)
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