Richard Cresswell loses first match as York caretaker against Crawley | Jeremy Alexander

02 November 2015 00:26
Simon Walton scored the penalty that continued Crawley’s recent good run but left York City one place off the League Two relegation zoneCrawley Town, alone in Leagues One and Two, acknowledged possible interest in the Rugby World Cup final on Saturday and kicked off against York City before lunch. Little good it did them in terms of the crowd (1,950 is nearly 800 below average) so maybe fans at Broadfield Stadium are not as broad-minded as the club imagined. Or perhaps shopping rituals rule; this was new town against ancient city. But they got their reward in a 1-0 victory through a late and fortunate penalty.It was tough on York and especially Richard Cresswell, in his first match as caretaker after Russ Wilcox’s nine games without a win. He may draw comfort, though, from the experience of Crawley’s new manager. Mark Yates has followed one league win in his first nine games with five out of seven to take the club from the danger zone York still occupy in League Two to a level closer to play-offs than relegation. Continue full article

Source: TheGuardian