Thursday, 12 November 2009

City lose away record in defeat at York

Chester City lost their good record on the road, in a 3-2 defeat at Kit Kat Crescent, as York's Richard Brodie netted a hat trick to become the Blue Square Premier League joint top scorer on 17 goals.
It didn't take long for his first, just 33 seconds had passed when Brodie fired home from close range to put the Minstermen one up, and half an hour later, he grabbed his second from the penalty spot after Neil Ashton had dragged Brodie down.

City went in at half time two down, and came back out hoping for an early goal to get them back in the game, but it went the other way, as Brodie completed his hat trick just two minutes into the second half, slotting home past John Danby to make it 3-0.

At this point you'd have been forgiven for thinking that the game was over, but City sub Anthony Barry, on for midfielder James Owen, who was replaced mid way through the first half, smashed in a shot from 30 yards to give the Blues some hope.

Sadly they couldn't get another until the last minute of stoppage time, when defender Shaun Kelly nodded homs past ex-Wrexham goalkeeper Mike Ingham, but the final whistle went soon after, and Chester had been beaten 3-2.

Jimmy Harvey was understandably disappointed, "we didn't comepet in the first half, and looked weak through the middle", and was also unhappy at a penalty decision which wasn't given for City.

Harvey also admitted that 'concentration' was possibly an issue, but said that the changes in the side hadn't helped.

City are next in action on Saturday, away to Tamworth, who have fallen away since their excellent start this season, which included a 2-1 victory over City at the Deva Satadium earlier this season.

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