Yorkshire Times
Voice of the North
Thomas Feaheny
Sport Correspondent
10:00 PM 10th October 2019

Stars Past And Present Celebrate Danny Parslow's Career

It was a special evening at Bootham Crescent for Danny Parslow's benefit match.

The 10th all-time record appearance holder, retired from playing last season due to a concussion injury and he was able to call upon two sides who mean a lot to York City fans for the night.

The Danny Parslow all star 11 featured names who as individuals during their time made a real impression, the likes of Jon Parkin, Russell Penn and Keith Lowe, they were facing the Wembley twice 2012 team, featuring the players who helped City to not only victory in the FA Trophy but also promotion from the National League in the play-off final.

There was a healthy turnout in one of the last evening matches to take place at Bootham Crescent before the team moves to a new stadium.

Parslow was applauded onto and off the pitch with him making a cameo appearance, while he watched on from the dugout, it clearly meant a lot to him that so many had come to take part and watch.

The match itself saw Richard Pacquette score a first-half hat-trick, with Martyn Woolford also getting one for the All Star side, while Jamie Reed scored the only goal for the Wembley Twice side during the opening 45 minutes.

This was a match, where everyone enjoyed themselves probably no more so than Parkin who went in net for the second-half, the forward made a few saves before Michael Potts, Scott Kerr and Ashley Chambers all scored in quick succession to level things up.

Ben Purkiss would restore the All-Star sides advantage as they made it 5-4 with Woolford grabbing another to make it 6-4, Neil Barrett made it 7-4 to round the scoring off.

In the end that is how the game ended but the real winner was of course Danny Parslow himself.

After the match Parslow was thankful for all who were involved.

"This was a special night, a chance to say goodbye, the fans, players everyone has made this an incredible evening.

"Players have gone out of their way, travelled long distances, had niggles & wanted to play, it really means a lot."