YORK CITY have been relegated into the National League North – just a year after coming down from League 2.
The Minstermen drew 2-2 with promotion-chasing Forest Green at a packed Bootham Crescent – but it counted for nothing as fellow strugglers Guiseley got a stoppage time equaliser against Solihull.
It is a remarkable fall for York, who came down League 2 a year ago and were expected to challenge for promotion – but it has been exactly the opposite.
Omar Bugiel twice gave the visitors the lead, but Forest Green old boy Jon Parkin scored a brace of his own, which ended up not being enough for Gary Mills’ side.
Full time led to stunned silence around the stadium as relegation sunk in to a club beset by off field turbulence in recent years.
Next season, they will play in English football’s sixth tier for the first time, in the National League North.
But they do have a day out a Wembley to look forward to, in an FA Trophy final against Macclesfield in three weeks.