Fleetwood Town have a slim advantage in their Playoff Semi-Final with York City after a narrow win at Bootham Crescent.
Matty Blair’s goal just after half-time was enough to give Fleetwood Town the win against his former club.
The game was supposed to take place on Saturday evening, but a waterlogged pitch caused referee Carl Boyeson to call the game off.
When it finally got kicked off, it was a slow-burner with Antoni Sarcevic’s driven shot the only action worthy of note in a first half where Fleetwood were the better team.
The Cod Army were rewarded for their positive start in the game just after half-time as Matty Blair found the net after a cross-shot from Sarcevic. It was controversial goal as Blair was part of the York City team that won the FA Trophy and gained promotion to the Football League.
David Ball almost doubled Fleetwood’s lead on 53 minutes, but he was denied by fine save from Nick Pope.
York City then piled the pressure on Fleetwood for an equaliser. First substitute Ryan Bowman forced a save from Chris Maxwell after connecting with Michael Coulson cross.
Michael Coulson then tried to find Calvin Andrew with a driven pass, but the former Palace striker failed to poke it home.
Andrew was the next to try his luck, but he could only fire wide after fashioning himself a chance.
Finally Coulson had York’s final chance of the game as he fired over the bar following a corner from the right.
In the end Fleetwood could have been heading back to Highbury with a 2-0 lead. Canadian striker Iain Hume wasted a vital chance as he found the wrong side of the post after being played through.
Fleetwood will now try to defend the lead on Friday night at Highbury, where they haven’t lost since February.