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Taking a break from National League action, Town take on York City in the FA Trophy this weekend with a place in the Second Round up for grabs.

Simon Weaver’s side bounced back from defeat at Solihull Moors with an impressive comeback performance against Aldershot Town at the weekend, with an especially inspired performance from defender Warren Burrell, who picked up a hattrick.

Former Football League side York City are currently 14th in the National League North having picked up seven wins and six draws so far this season.
 
The Minstermen will be looking to bounce back after losing 2-0 to Boston United at the weekend, having won two and drawn one in there three games previous.
 
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York overcame Kidderminster to set up the fixture, securing a 3-1 win thanks to a brace from Jordan Burrow and a strike from Lewis Hawkins.

Last season the North Yorkshire derby between the two sides was a very entertaining affair, Joe Leesley gave Town the lead from the spot after 15 minutes before Liam Agnew doubled Towns lead in the second half to give Town all three points in front of a sold out CNG Stadium.
 
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In the reverse fixture at Bootham Crescent, Town were successful again with another 2-0 win thanks to goals from Jake Wright and Mark Beck.
 
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The man in the opposition technical area will be Sam Collins, previously employed as the club’s youth team manager, but taking over as interim manager after Martin Gray was sacked in August.
 
Collins’ playing career lasted 21 years having spent time at Huddersfield Town, Hull City and Hartlepool United.
 
Saturday’s opponents decided to promote Collins to first team manager after he won four games as Caretaker and only lost two of his first eight matches.
 
Before taking the helm at Bootham Crescent, Collins was Assistant Manager and Coach at Hartlepool United, where , he experienced three spells as Caretaker Manager during his time at the club.

The Town defence will have to wary of Minstermen strike duo of Jordan Burrow and Macauley Langstaff who both have five goals this season and will be looking to add to that tally in what is set to be another exciting derby encounter.
 
Preview by Isaac Martin