After an incredible eight days for York City they have won the big one, the one that really mattered, beating Luton 2-1 at Wembley and moving out of the Conference and back into the league.
The second trip to Wembley in a week started off in the worse possible way as York fell behind to an Andre Gray goal after 71 seconds, as a few fans were still taking their seats.
York rallied well though and Ashley Chambers hit a fantastic shot to draw level on the 28th minute. York deserved to be back in the game were looking the strongest team as the first half of this excellent match ended.
The second half started with as much excitement as the first had as two minutes into the second 45 minutes, Matty Blair scored from close range from an off-side position that the linesman some how failed to spot. The decision was harsh on Luton but the fans who had made a second long trip south in a week didn’t care, and now it was the vastly outnumbered York fans who were making all the noise.
Luton put the pressure on but City held out with Oyebanjo excellent at right-back, and although Luton should have scored one of several chances they couldn’t find the back of the net, with an incredible miss by Luton striker Andre Gray as sung to shoot six yards out but failed to make any contact with the ball, and it began to feel more and more like it was going to be York’s day once again.
York held on and won what was a fantastic game and a wonderful advert for York City as they played expansive, attacking football and despite the controversial nature of the winner, they thoroughly deserved to win.
At the final whistle Gary Mills saluted the fans and the celebrations began, with the team now off to Ibiza as a treat from the Chairman for taking the club up.
Joining the 91 other Football League clubs means so much for the Minstermen, and with the FA Trophy and the stadium plans approved all in the same week, the season has ended on an almost unbelievable high. Roll on August and League Two!