1992–93 York City F.C. season
|Manager||John Ward (until March 1993)
Alan Little (from March 1993)
|Football League Third Division||4th|
|FA Cup||First round (eliminated by Stockport County)|
|League Cup||First round (eliminated by Chesterfield)|
|Associate Members' Cup||Group stage|
|Top goalscorer||League: Paul Barnes (21)
All: Paul Barnes (21)
|Highest home attendance||9,206 vs Bury, play-off semi-final, 19 May 1993|
|Lowest home attendance||2,443 vs Shrewsbury Town, 18 August 1992|
|Average home league attendance||3,946|
The 1992–93 season was the 71st season of competitive association football and 64th season in the Football League played by York City F.C., an English football club based in York, North Yorkshire. They finished in fourth position in the 22-team 1992–93 Football League Third Division, qualifying for the play-offs, and were successful in the final, beating Crewe Alexandra in a penalty shoot-out to gain promotion to the Football League Second Division.
They lost in the first rounds in both the 1992–93 FA Cup and Football League Cup, being knocked out by Stockport County and Chesterfield respectively, and failed to progress past the preliminary round of the Associate Members' Cup.
20 players made at least one appearance in nationally organised first-team competition, and there were 11 different goalscorers. Defenders Wayne Hall and Andy McMillan and midfielder Jon McCarthy played in all 50 first-team matches over the season. Paul Barnes finished as leading goalscorer with 21 goals, all scored in the league. The winner of the Clubman of the Year award was Paul Stancliffe.
Football League Third Division
|15 August 1992||6th||Shrewsbury Town||H||W||2–0||Warburton, Barnes||2,443|
|22 August 1992||3rd||Lincoln City||A||W||1–0||Barnes||3,032|
|29 August 1992||1st||Wrexham||H||W||4–0||Blackstone, Pepper pen., Borthwick, Barnes||2,554|
|1 September 1992||1st||Torquay United||H||W||2–1||Pepper pen., Warburton||3,365|
|5 September 1992||1st||Walsall||A||L||1–3||Warburton||3,574|
|12 September 1992||1st||Carlisle United||A||W||2–1||Pepper pen., McCarthy||5,355|
|15 September 1992||1st||Hereford United||H||W||4–2||Borthwick (2), Blackstone, McCarthy||3,672|
|19 September 1992||1st||Colchester United||H||W||2–0||Blackstone (2)||3,730|
|25 September 1992||1st||Darlington||A||W||1–0||Blackstone||3,787|
|3 October 1992||1st||Doncaster Rovers||H||D||1–1||Pepper pen.||4,611|
|10 October 1992||1st||Scunthorpe United||A||W||2–1||McCarthy, Pepper pen.||4,114|
|17 October 1992||1st||Rochdale||H||W||3–0||Barnes, Borthwick (2)||4,161|
|31 October 1992||1st||Bury||A||D||1–1||Borthwick||2,763|
|7 November 1992||1st||Barnet||H||W||2–0||Barnes, Pepper pen.||6,425|
|21 November 1992||1st||Northampton Town||A||L||3–4||Hall, Blackstone (2)||2,812|
|28 November 1992||1st||Crewe Alexandra||H||W||3–1||Atkin (2), Blackstone||4,190|
|12 December 1992||2nd||Chesterfield||H||D||0–0||3,382|
|19 December 1992||1st||Scarborough||A||L||2–4||Barnes, Canham||3,892|
|26 December 1992||1st||Cardiff City||A||D||3–3||Blackstone (2), Barnes||10,411|
|29 December 1992||2nd||Halifax Town||H||D||1–1||Barnes||4,068|
|9 January 1993||2nd||Hereford United||A||D||1–1||Borthwick||1,975|
|16 January 1993||2nd||Darlington||H||D||0–0||3,563|
|19 January 1993||2nd||Carlisle United||H||D||2–2||Borthwick, Barnes||3,071|
|22 January 1993||2nd||Colchester United||A||D||0–0||4,528|
|26 January 1993||3rd||Wrexham||A||L||0–3||6,894|
|30 January 1993||3rd||Lincoln City||H||W||2–0||Stancliffe, Canham||3,948|
|6 February 1993||2nd||Shrewsbury Town||A||D||1–1||Canham||3,532|
|13 February 1993||4th||Walsall||H||L||0–1||3,467|
|20 February 1993||4th||Torquay United||A||L||0–1||3,119|
|20 February 1993||4th||Scunthorpe United||H||W||5–1||Barnes (4), Blackstone||2,990|
|5 March 1993||2nd||Doncaster Rovers||A||W||1–0||Blackstone||3,188|
|9 March 1993||4th||Gillingham||H||D||1–1||Barnes||3,327|
|13 March 1993||3rd||Barnet||A||W||5–1||Barnes (3), Blackstone, opposition o.g.||4,985|
|20 March 1993||4th||Bury||H||L||1–2||McCarthy||3,985|
|23 March 1993||4th||Crewe Alexandra||A||L||1–3||McCarthy||3,381|
|26 March 1993||4th||Northampton Town||H||W||2–1||Canham, Blackstone||3,334|
|2 April 1993||2nd||Gillingham||A||W||4–1||Blackstone, Barnes (2), McCarthy||3,912|
|6 April 1993||3rd||Chesterfield||A||D||1–1||Barnes||3,850|
|10 April 1993||3rd||Cardiff City||H||W||3–1||McCarthy, Blackstone, Pepper||6,568|
|12 April 1993||2nd||Halifax Town||A||W||1–0||Barnes||3,983|
|17 April 1993||2nd||Scarborough||H||W||1–0||Pepper pen.||5,993|
|24 April 1993||3rd||Rochdale||A||L||0–1||3,920|
League table (part)
|Key||Pos = League position; Pld = Matches played;
W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost;
F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points
|First round||14 November 1992||Stockport County||H||L||1–3||Canham||5,640|
|First round first leg||18 August 1992||Chesterfield||A||L||0–2||2,080|
|First round second leg||25 August 1992||Chesterfield||H||D||0–0
Associate Members' Cup
|Preliminary round||1 December 1992||Doncaster Rovers||A||L||1–2||Canham||1,419|
|Preliminary round||8 December 1992||Hull City||H||D||0–0||2,253|
Football League Third Division play-offs
|Semi-final first leg||16 May 1993||Bury||A||D||0–0||6,620|
|Semi-final second leg||19 May 1993||Bury||H||W||1–0
|Final||29 May 1993||Crewe Alexandra||Wembley Stadium||D||1–1 a.e.t.
Appearances and goals
- Numbers in parentheses denote appearances as substitute.
- Players with names struck through and marked left the club during the playing season.
- Players with names in italics and marked * were on loan from another club for the whole of their season with York.
- Key to positions: GK – Goalkeeper; DF – Defender; MF – Midfielder; FW – Forward
|Pos.||Nat.||Name||League||FA Cup||League Cup||AMC||Play-offs||Total|
|DF||ENG||Paul Atkin||28 (3)||1||1||0||0||0||2||0||3||0||34 (3)||2|
|DF||ENG||Steve Tutill||6 (2)||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0 (1)||0||7 (3)||0|
|DF||ENG||Ray Warburton||9 (1)||3||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||11 (1)||3|
|MF||ENG||Tony Barratt||4 (6)||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||4 (6)||0|
|MF||ENG||Tony Canham||16 (13)||4||1||1||1||0||0 (1)||1||3||0||21 (14)||6|
|MF||ENG||Scott Jordan||0 (1)||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1 (1)||0|
|FW||ENG||Ian Blackstone||37 (2)||16||0||0||1 (1)||0||2||0||3||0||43 (3)||16|
|FW||ENG||John Borthwick||28 (5)||8||1||0||2||0||2||0||0 (1)||0||33 (6)||8|
|FW||ENG||Glenn Naylor||1 (3)||0||0||0||0 (1)||0||0 (1)||0||0||0||1 (5)||0|
|FW||ENG||Darren Tilley||4 (2)||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||5 (2)||0|
- Batters, Dave (2008). York City: The Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. ISBN 978-1-85983-633-0.
- Windross, Dave; Jarred, Martin (1997). Citizens and Minstermen, A Who's Who of York City FC 1922–1997. Selby: Citizen Publications. ISBN 978-0-9531005-0-7.
- Source for match dates, league positions and results: "York City 1992–1993: Results". Statto. Archived from the original on 6 May 2014.
- Source for appearances, goalscorers and attendances: Batters. York City: The Complete Record. pp. 380–381, 414–415.
- Source for player details: Jarred; Windross. Citizens and Minstermen, A Who's Who of York City FC 1922–1997. pp. 7–108.
- "York City 1992–1993: English Division Three Table". Statto. Archived from the original on 6 May 2014.