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Worthington proud of York

Nigel Worthington spoke of his pride in his York side after a 0-0 draw with Fleetwood shattered their promotion dreams.

The hosts had to weather considerable storms to record their second straight clean sheet, meaning Matty Blair's goal four days ago in Yorkshire settled the semi-final over the two legs.

The Minstermen failed to find the net in the tie's 180 minutes but their Worthington admitted his troops gave everything in an open contest.

"I thought it was a tremendous effort from start to finish," he said.

"The energy, commitment - they never stopped. That's the type of group we've had and as the manager of the football club I'm very proud of them.

"Not just here, they've done that all season. To come away to a very good side and put on a show like that you've got to be proud. Credit to them."

Although York failed to carve out any clear-cut chances they enjoyed large spells of possession and territorial advantage, yet came up short against a resolute home defence led by man of the match Nathan Pond.

Worthington continued: "There were many half chances when the ball was in and around the box but it's just got to fall to you. Sometimes you've got to make that; that's about better finishing and being sharper. But Fleetwood are a good side and I wish them well in the final.

"It's disappointing at the moment but you've got to get over that, dust yourself down and get ready for the new season once we've had a holiday."