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Bootham Crescent (ATT 4,531) 26th April 2014 - Kick off 15:00

York City York City vs Newport County AFC Newport

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Minstermen seal play-off place

Last Updated: 26/04/14 6:08pm

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Michael Coulson: Netted the crucial winner

Michael Coulson: Netted the crucial winner

York City sealed a place in the League Two play-offs following a late 1-0 win over Newport County.

York had gone into the match on the back of 12 clean sheets from 14 games, but they almost conceded early on with Lee Minshull heading Ryan Jackson's throw against the post.

The Minstermen had struggled in the opening 25 minutes but they were lucky to keep 11 men on the pitch but Lewis Montrose only received a yellow card for a lunge on Minshull.

Five minutes before the break Newport needed goalkeeper Ian McLoughlin to be alert as he blocked two efforts from Adam Reed either side of Michael Coulson striking the crossbar.

Both sides went close to opening the scoring after the restart with Reed threatening before Newport's Robbie Willmott saw his 25-yard free kick tipped over by Nick Pope.

York pushed on for the crucial goal and they finally got it in the 77th minute with Coulson converting a 25-yard free kick beyond McLoughlin to seal a play-off place.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 46 94
2 Shrewsbury Town 46 89
3 Bury 46 85
4 Wycombe Wanderers 46 84
5 Southend United 46 84
6 Stevenage 46 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 46 71
8 Luton Town 46 68
9 Newport County AFC 46 65
10 Exeter City 46 64
11 Morecambe 46 63
12 Northampton Town 46 61
13 Oxford United 46 61
14 Dagenham & Redbridge 46 59
15 AFC Wimbledon 46 58
16 Portsmouth 46 57
17 Accrington Stanley 46 56
18 York City 46 52
19 Cambridge United 46 51
20 Carlisle United 46 50
21 Mansfield Town 46 48
22 Hartlepool United 46 45
23 Cheltenham Town 46 41
24 Tranmere Rovers 46 39