It’s back to those heady days of May 2012 and BBC Radio York’s Barry Parker describing two famous Wembley victories in the space of just over a week.
The Minstermen first overcame Newport County 2-0 in the FA Trophy final for a first-ever national knockout cup in their proud ninety-year history. Matty Blair and Lanre Oyebanjo with the goals.
Then just over a week later, York returned to the national stadium to beat Luton Town 2-1 in the Conference play-off final despite falling behind after just over a minute. Ashley Chambers and Blair [again] forever writing their names into club folklore.
In between those two truly momentous occasions,, City had also finally achieved planning permission on their long-awaited new community stadium at Monks Cross, a move described as “helping secure their future”.
“I can’t put into words. I’m holding back the tears, I’ve got to be honest,” admitted an emotional Gary Mills. “Look at the fans!”
“YORK CITY ARE BACK IN THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE!,” proclaimed a jubilant Parker, as their fabulous supporters finally celebrated the end of eight long years of hurt.
Rewind Extra – May 2012