MATCH REPORT: York City 2 Newcastle United 1, Bootham Crescent, 29/Jul/15, KO: 7:45pm (Friendly).

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So just over 5,000 people and the turf of Bootham Crescent saw the first appearance of YorkMags
Mitrovic on British soil, but the lack of service must be a talking point for Newcastle fans.
Despite lots of possession throughout the 90 minutes the Magpies failed to make it count, undone by a four minute double blast from the Minstermen as Anthony Straker bundled 
in the first before trialist Reece Thompson curled in a superb second on the 20 minute 
mark. 
For the away side Rolando Aarons, Siem De Jong and Ajoze Perez looked dangerous and
good on the ball but they were limited to long-range efforts from Yohan Gouffran
and Mehdi Abeid that sailed over the crossbar. The away side did come close just
on the whistle as Aarons headed against the crossbar.
Newcastle began to make greater inroads after the interval and Mitrovic was close to reducing the deficit but dragged his shot wide from an offside position while Gouffran drew a
good save from former Hartlepool keeper Scott Flinders. With 15 mins to go it
was the hard working Perez who got one back, squeezing the ball in at the back
post in front of the 2,000 away fans. 
York could have had the chance of a third as the ball was fired across the box from Josh Carson, striking Jamaal Lascelles clearly on the hand but the referee was unsighted and waved play on.

There was almost another in the last few seconds as Femi Ilesanmi headed towards the far corner but Rob Elliott gathered easily.
All in all it was nothing but positives for the home side, who worked tirelessly to close 
down their illustrious opponents and never gave them a chance to settle. 
For Newcastle fans, it is pre-season. We lost 2-0 at Harrogate on Saturday which
proves that the results of these games generally mean very little. 
Perez looked lively, as did Aarons and De Jong. Gouffran though.....what is he doing
in the famous Black & White???

Great atmosphere in the pub beforehand involving both home and away fans. Lets get the kick-about games out the way and get on with the real stuff.

MOTM - York: Luke Summerfield
MOTM - Newcastle: Ajoze Perez

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