Max York urges Histon to focus on Thurlow Nunn League, Premier Division promotion
Max York has set Histon’s sights on promotion after their record-breaking run in the FA Vase was brought to an end by Northwich Victoria.
The 25-year-old captain and centre-back has been the Stutes’ talisman this season, and is their top scorer, and is calling for them to rally from the 3-1 extra-time defeat to secure promotion from the Thurlow Nunn League, Premier Division.
“It’s always a fairytale to do as well as we’ve done in a competition like this and get to the fifth round to create a bit of history for the club,” said York.
“Ultimately, the league has always been our main focus and I think after this result it just clarifies that these games in hand that we’ve got, we can go and try to smack some points on the board and hopefully get ourselves back up to top position.”
With an attendance of 643, there was an atmosphere at the Glass World Stadium that was reminiscent of when the Stutes went through the pyramid to the Conference National.
“That’s exactly what this club is all about and why I signed back here,” said York. “I want to see that kind of fanbase week in, week out.
“The atmosphere was great and in a competition like this, it’s always going to be like that.
“Hopefully, if we keep doing well in the league we can keep the numbers and get the old school Histon feel back.”
He added: Hopefully everyone stays fit, we’re getting through the worst weather so the pitches stay fresh and we get no abandoned or postponed games then, we can keep ticking through and getting the points.”
And Histon took on board the skipper's words by bouncing back immediately to return to the top of the table.
They beat bottom club Framlington Town 4-2 on Tuesday night (February 5), with Dan Brown, Salim Relizani, Evan Key and York on target for the Stutes.
Their next game is away to Ely City this Saturday (February 9).