Richard Brodie scored against his former club to move Fleetwood closer to the Blue Square Bet Premier title.

The best chance in an uneventful first half fell to the visitors when Lee Fowler's free-kick deflected off York's James Meredith and hit the crossbar.

The hosts tested the league leaders after the break but Lanre Oyebanjo and Ashley Chambers failed to find the net.

Against the run of play, Brodie dummied the ball past two defenders and struck low under keeper Michael Ingham.

The Minstermen pushed for an equaliser but Meredith's shot was cleared off the line and Matty Blair's effort ricocheted off the inside of the post late on.

Victory means that Fleetwood will win the title and promotion to the Football League if they beat second-placed Wrexham at home on Tuesday.

VIEW FROM THE CHANGING ROOM

York City manager Gary Mills told BBC Radio York:

"As we say in football, you don't always get what you deserve and I think it's a bit hard on us today.

"I think a point would have been a big point for us - but we haven't got it.

"It's got to be taken on the chin. We've got to learn what men we are now, what we've about now.

"We're still fourth and what happens now whether it's poor performances, defeats, wins, draws, whatever - as long as we're in the top five come the end of the season it doesn't matter."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

York City

  • 24 Ingham
  • 02 Oyebanjo
  • 03 Meredith Booked
  • 06 Parslow
  • 23 Doig
  • 27 Gibson
  • 13 Bopp Booked (Moke - 45' )
  • 15 Tonne (Blinkhorn - 76' )
  • 17 Blair Booked
  • 26 McLaughlin
  • 07 Reed (Chambers - 64' )

Substitutes

  • 16 Fyfield
  • 18 Moke
  • 19 Brown
  • 10 Chambers
  • 21 Blinkhorn

Fleetwood Town

  • 01 Davies
  • 02 Beesley Booked
  • 05 McNulty
  • 06 Pond
  • 13 Goodall
  • 26 Cavanagh (Vieira - 19' )
  • 11 Till (Brodie - 51' )
  • 18 McGuire
  • 27 Fowler
  • 14 Mangan
  • 33 Vardy

Substitutes

  • 23 Charnock
  • 34 Stephenson
  • 09 Brodie
  • 10 Vieira (Seddon - 86' )
  • 19 Seddon
Ref: Duncan
Att: 4,048

Match Stats

Shots

9 3

On target

4 3

Corners

5 5

Fouls

14 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:50 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +2:17

Inswinging corner taken by Patrick McLaughlin.

90:00 +0:22

Foul by Adriano Moke on Shaun Beeley, free kick awarded. Scott Davies takes the free kick.

89:10

Shaun Beeley fouled by Ben Gibson, the ref awards a free kick. Jamie Vardy restarts play with the free kick.

88:12

Unfair challenge on Jamie McGuire by Matty Blair results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Davies.

87:24

Matty Blair produces a header from the edge of the box and hits the post.

86:49

Nathan Pond challenges Matthew Blinkhorn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lanre Oyebanjo.

85:01 Substitution

Substitution Magno Vieira goes off and Gareth Seddon comes on.

83:40

Short corner taken by Patrick McLaughlin from the left by-line.

82:00

Andy Mangan decides to take the corner short.

80:49 Booking

Booking Shaun Beeley is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

80:35

Foul by Shaun Beeley on Matty Blair, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ashley Chambers.

80:07

James Meredith concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Fowler. Free kick taken by Lee Fowler.

79:40 Booking

Booking James Meredith receives a caution.

78:46

Lee Fowler takes a shot. Save by Michael Ingham.

78:09

Patrick McLaughlin concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Fowler. Indirect free kick taken by Lee Fowler.

76:40

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Patrick McLaughlin. Jamie McGuire fouled by Matthew Blinkhorn, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Davies takes the indirect free kick.

75:04

James Meredith takes a shot. Clearance by Shaun Beeley.

75:04 Substitution

Substitution Matthew Blinkhorn on for Erik Tonne.

75:04

Corner taken by Patrick McLaughlin,

74:44

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Patrick McLaughlin, clearance made by Scott Davies.

73:46

Effort from the edge of the area by Adriano Moke goes wide of the right-hand post.

72:24 Goal scored

Goal! - Richard Brodie - York 0 - 1 Fleetwood A goal is scored by Richard Brodie from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. York 0-1 Fleetwood Town.

71:55

Magno Vieira takes a shot. Save by Michael Ingham.

70:27

Shaun Beeley fouled by Erik Tonne, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Davies takes the indirect free kick.

70:01

The official flags Richard Brodie offside. Michael Ingham takes the free kick.

67:46

Ashley Chambers takes a shot. Save made by Scott Davies.

66:57

The ball is swung over by Ashley Chambers, Effort on goal by Lanre Oyebanjo from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

65:20

The referee blows for offside against Richard Brodie. Free kick taken by Michael Ingham.

63:40 Substitution

Substitution (York) makes a substitution, with Ashley Chambers coming on for Jamie Reed.

60:58

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matty Blair by Magno Vieira. Direct free kick taken by Chris Doig.

54:43

Corner taken by Alan Goodall from the right by-line to the near post, Michael Ingham manages to make a clearance.

53:36

Ben Gibson concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Vardy. Lee Fowler restarts play with the free kick.

50:39 Substitution

Substitution Richard Brodie is brought on as a substitute for Peter Till.

49:30

Magno Vieira is penalised for a handball. Indirect free kick taken by Michael Ingham.

45:25

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Mangan by James Meredith. Scott Davies takes the free kick.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +2:42 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +0:50 Substitution

Substitution Adriano Moke is brought on as a substitute for Eugen Bopp.

42:54

Lee Fowler gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Eugen Bopp. Ben Gibson restarts play with the free kick.

42:41

Erik Tonne takes a shot. Save by Scott Davies.

41:28

The offside flag is raised against Jamie Vardy. Michael Ingham takes the free kick.

37:00

Ben Gibson concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Till. Lee Fowler takes the direct free kick.

36:30

Ben Gibson has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

31:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shaun Beeley by Jamie Reed. Lee Fowler restarts play with the free kick.

26:29

Jamie Vardy is caught offside. Michael Ingham restarts play with the free kick.

25:38

Inswinging corner taken by Peter Till from the left by-line, Lanre Oyebanjo manages to make a clearance.

24:38

Indirect free kick taken by Lee Fowler.

24:38 Booking

Booking Matty Blair is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

24:08

Matty Blair concedes a free kick for a foul on Shaun Beeley.

23:14

Alan Goodall gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Patrick McLaughlin. Free kick taken by Eugen Bopp.

22:26

Eugen Bopp handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Steve McNulty.

22:26 Booking

Booking Booking for Eugen Bopp.

21:40

Steve McNulty concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Reed. Free kick taken by Eugen Bopp, Daniel Parslow takes a shot. Save by Scott Davies.

20:19

The referee blows for offside against Jamie Vardy. Michael Ingham takes the indirect free kick.

20:02

The ball is crossed by Patrick McLaughlin, clearance made by Scott Davies.

18:08 Substitution

Substitution (Fleetwood Town) makes a substitution, with Magno Vieira coming on for Peter Cavanagh.

16:25

Unfair challenge on Shaun Beeley by Jamie Reed results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Davies.

13:50

Erik Tonne fouled by Steve McNulty, the ref awards a free kick. Eugen Bopp has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

9:37

Alan Goodall challenges Matty Blair unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Erik Tonne.

8:02

Lee Fowler delivers the ball, save by Michael Ingham.

7:29

Inswinging corner taken by Alan Goodall from the right by-line.

5:46

Unfair challenge on James Meredith by Peter Till results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Michael Ingham.

3:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Shaun Beeley on Jamie Reed. Ben Gibson takes the free kick.

2:15

Alan Goodall decides to take the corner short.

0:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Eugen Bopp on Peter Till. Indirect free kick taken by Lee Fowler.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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