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By Richard Snowball This match was played on September 16, 1957 against Carlisle United and resulted in York City's biggest ever home defeat by 5-0. The final score was partly due to an injury to goalkeeper Tommy Forgan and Arthur Bottom being sent off, meaning York finished the match with only nine men. A crowd of 6,711 watched the game. The programme notes show the clubs accounts for the year ending June 30, 1957 (covering the season 1956-57) and show that the club was run on a very efficient basis to keep it on an even keel. A profit of £608 may not seem a lot nowadays, but in 1957 it was a substantial amount, and the directors’ report points out it was becoming increasingly difficult due to increasing costs. The profit was only attained by a large donation from the Auxiliary Supporters Club of £12,613, who over the years since 1922 had donated a huge amount of money and volunteers’ time in helping the club to stay stable. Acknowledgement This facsimile of the match programme was created by the publisher of There’s Only One Arthur Bottom, the daily email newsletter for fans of York City FC, and TOOAB contributor Richard Snowball. www.tooab.com

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Match programme: York City v Carlisle United (16 September 1957)  

This programme covers the match played on September 16, 1957, against Carlisle United that resulted in York City's biggest ever home defeat...

Match programme: York City v Carlisle United (16 September 1957)  

This programme covers the match played on September 16, 1957, against Carlisle United that resulted in York City's biggest ever home defeat...

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