Bees feel Minstermen's sting
Last Updated: 25/08/12 7:00pm
Coulson: Scored in the big league
Michael Coulson scored his first league goal to fire York City to their first win of the season with a 3-1 victory at Barnet.
Coulson, a summer signing from Grimsby, arrowed in a close-range effort as goals from Daniel Parslow and Ashley Chambers sealed a deserved success despite Jon Nurse's effort for the Bees.
A seventh-minute counter-attack by the Minstermen was not properly cleared and Parslow fizzed a powerful effort into the bottom corner. From nothing, the visitors doubled their lead. Chambers was sent racing into the box following a lofted throughball and fired high into the net.
On the half-hour Barnet seized a foothold in the game. Andrew Yiadom embarked on a run down the right wing and his cross was expertly turned home by Nurse at the near post.
However, Coulson restored York's two-goal advantage on the stroke of half-time after controlling Chris Doig's free-kick on the edge of box and sending an unerring shot into the bottom right-hand corner as the visitors sealed a first win following their return to the Football League.
Nurse and Anthony Edgar both went close after the break but York withstood an early second-half blitz. Nurse was carried off on a stretcher with an apparent neck injury as the Minstermen held firm and picked up maximum points.
Sky Bet League 2
Sat 25th Aug
Accrington0 - 3Exeter
Aldershot0 - 1Cheltenham
Barnet1 - 3York City
Bradford5 - 1AFC W'don
Burton Alb0 - 1Fleetwood
Chesterfld1 - 1Rotherham
Dag + Red1 - 2Gillingham
Morecambe1 - 3Port Vale
Northamptn3 - 3Southend
Oxford Utd2 - 1Plymouth
Torquay4 - 2Rochdale
WycombeA - ABristol R
Sky Bet League 2
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|13||Newport County AFC||42||53|