Hull City 0 York 0

Mike Ingham claims a cross
Mike Ingham claims a cross
This was a local derby which never really sprang in to life, although York boss Terry Dolan leapt off his seat and punched the air in delight at the final whistle, as his team completed their mission of holding the Tigers to a goalless draw.

The game started very quietly, although Hull were marginally the more dominant team.

In the fifth minute Stuart Green nearly latched on a mistake by Michael Ingham, but the on-loan keeper was injured in the clash, and play was held up for a couple of minutes while he was treated.

Three minutes later a fierce shot from Ryan Williams was deflected for a corner before Damien Delaney saw his effort go wide. Marc Joseph also had a shot charged down in the 14th minute.

Graham Potter in action
Graham Potter in action
Four minutes later Scott Jones deflected a cross away from John Anderson as the Minstermen dealt competently with the Hull attacks.

York began to get on top as the half wore on and in the 32nd minute Peter Duffield missed the best chance of the match when he fired well over the bar after being played in by Graham Potter who completely outstripped Hull's defence.

Michael Reddy and Potter both went close, while Potter also had an effort ruled out for offside.

The second half was even quieter than the first, although Hull had a scare when Lee Bullock's glancing header went just wide in the 62nd minute.

Michael Reddy shoots wide
Michael Reddy shoots wide
A minute later Hull were let off again when Potter got into a great position 25 yards out, but he completely scuffed his shot.

With 15 minutes left Reddy shot inches wide from 12 yards out with Paul Musselwhite well off his line.

Hull's new signing Jamie Forrester was largely anonymous while Alan Fettis, who was roundly booed by the York fans following his midweek move from the Minstermen, was not in the starting line-up.