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Max York makes return to Histon to boost relegation battle in Northern Premier League

Max York has returned to Histon. Picture: Mark Hopkin
Max York has returned to Histon. Picture: Mark Hopkin

Max York has returned to Histon to boost their bid to avoid relegation from the Northern Premier League, Midlands Division.

The Stutes are currently bottom of the table, having lost 1-0 to high-flying Chasetown last Saturday.

Former captain York left Histon in the summer, after they were moved leagues to the north division, having previously played more than 200 games for the club.

Histon boss Lance Key said: “It goes without saying that Max brings a huge amount of experience and know-how with him, and maybe even a goal or two. I hope that his return will help to spur the team on to a higher level and give us the extra push we need to get the results that will lift us away from the danger zone in the league.”

He marked the homecoming by appearing for the Stutes in the Cambridgeshire Invitation Cup, second round against Ely City on Tuesday night, but was unable to inspire them to victory as they were beaten 3-2.

Luke Young put Ely ahead after five minutes, but Marcus Cole equalised for Ely.

Young restored the Robins' lead in the 59th minute but they were pegged back again, with Rhys Thorpe scoring after 65 minutes.

However, Young completed his hat-trick in the 78th minute to secure Ely's victory.

Histon gave second-placed Chasetown a run for their money before falling to a 1-0 defeat last Saturday.

The Stutes suffered a blow as early as the fifth minute as Danny Gould was forced off with an injury which, after a trip to hospital, was not as bad as first feared and was diagnosed as a pulled ligament.

The visitors got what turned out to be the only goal of the game in the 12th minute, with Joey Butlin going through one on one with advancing keeper Sam Roach and blast into the net.

It was an improved display from Histon in the second half, but the goal for their efforts proved elusive again.

It means they remain bottom of the table, locked on 12 points with Soham Town Rangers.

Histon are away to Yaxley this Saturday (January 19).

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