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York City relegated from the National League to Conference North just a year after being in EFL

Minstermen drew 2-2 with Forest Green after fellow strugglers Guiseley stayed up with stoppage time equaliser

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.

Heartbreaking scenes at Bootham Crescent as York went down two years in a row

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Heartbreaking scenes at Bootham Crescent as York went down two years in a row

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.

A 2-2 draw was not enough for the Minstermen to stay up

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A 2-2 draw was not enough for the Minstermen to stay up

Full time led to stunned silence around the stadium as relegation sunk in to a club beset by off field turbulence in recent years.

They will now play in the National League North for the first time in their history

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They will now play in the National League North for the first time in their history

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.

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