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York City make it to FA Trophy final at Wembley

Lincoln City have crashed out of the FA Trophy semi-final after York City won on aggregate.

Credit: ITV Yorkshire

A hard-fought battle went to extra time when York City's Scott Fenwick converted a 104th minute penalty after a hand ball from Terry Hawkridge.

Full Time score 1-1 (2-3 agg).

York City will now face Macclesfield in the final at Wembley.

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Watch: Live FA Trophy semi-final draw

Find out live who Lincoln City and York City will face in the FA Trophy semi-final at Wembley.

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The draw is being made by FA Trophy Committee Chairman Phil Smith and Buildbase's commercial director Paul Roche.

The Trophy semi-finals will take place over two legs, with the first tie taking place on Saturday 11 March and the second game seven days later on Saturday 18 March.

York City part company with manager McNamara

York City have parted company with manager Jackie McNamara following Saturday's 1 all draw with Braintree.

Jackie McNamara Credit: Nigel French/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The club announced last week that unless they achieved a positive result at the weekend McNamara would step aside.

The club released a statement today saying McNamara was leaving but has been asked to train and prepare the team until his replacement is named.

York City fans injured in 'cowardly attack'

Two York City fans have been taken to hospital with head injuries after the coaches they were travelling in were attacked with rocks. It happened as the supporters were travelling home from Barrow after yesterday's game.

North Yorkshire Police's football unit tweeted that it was a "cowardly attack."

Police say two people been arrested in connection with the incident.


York City appoint McNamara as manager

York have appointed former Dundee United boss Jackie McNamara as their new manager after the departure of Russ Wilcox.

McNamara takes over with the club 22nd in Sky Bet League Two after taking just two points from their last eight games.

The former Celtic and Scotland defender will be joined at Bootham Crescent by former Scotland team-mate Simon Donnelly, who becomes his assistant for a third time.

McNamara began his managerial career with Partick Thistle and the club were second in the Scottish First Division in January 2013 when he left to take the vacant position at Dundee United.

The 42-year-old parted company with the Tannadice side in September after a poor start to the season.

York City expected to unveil new manager

York City are expected to unveil former Scotland international, Jackie McNamara, as their new manger this afternoon.

Jackie McNamara is expected to be unveiled as York City manager today Credit: Press Association

Russ Wilcox was sacked from the club in late October, with the club currently 22nd in League Two. McNamara was previously in charge of Dundee United and Partick Thistle.

York City sack manager Russ Wilcox

Russ joined York City in October 2014 and successfully achieved the Board of Directors' target of securing League Two status at the end of last season finishing 11 points clear of the relegation zone.

Sadly, however, due to the team only attaining 12 points so far this season, the Board felt they had to make a managerial change in order to give the Club the best chance of necessary progress in the League.

– York City statement

The Board of Directors would like to thank Russ for his hard work, commitment and endeavour during his time as York City manager.

He has been a pleasure to work with and is an honourable, decent individual who has given his all to his role at the Club.

The Board would also like to thank John Schofield for his hard work and enthusiasm on the training ground. Like Russ, he has also shown a high level of commitment to the Club during his time here.

Everyone at York City Football Club wishes both Russ and John the very best for the future.

– Jason McGill, York City Chairman
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