Worthington wants to reward fans

BY foxsports • April 23, 2013

Catania players Mariano Andujar and Giuseppe Bellusci have been banned for three Serie A matches after fighting broke out at the end of yesterday's Sicilian derby.

Moments after Palermo midfielder Josip Ilicic scored in the fourth minute of stoppage time to secure a 1-1 draw, following Pablo Barrientos' opener, goalkeeper Andujar and defender Bellusci became involved in a group scuffle on the Stadio Angelo Massimino pitch.

A statement published on legaseriea.it read: "Mariano Andujar is banned for three games for grabbing an opponent by the neck before hitting him with punches to the stomach with the ball out of play.

"Giuseppe Bellusci is banned for three games for tugging and pulling at an opponent's neck repeatedly at the end of the game."

The duo will miss Serie A games against AC Milan, Siena and Sampdoria.

The Lega also issued Catania with a fine of 6,000 euros after fans threw a flare towards visiting fans.

No Palermo players were sanctioned for their involvement but defender Andrea Dossena activated a one-match ban by earning his fifth yellow card of the season.

The Minstermen, unbeaten in their last fives games, winning three of those, climbed two points clear of the relegation zone by beating Southend 2-1 in their final home game on Saturday in front of their biggest crowd of the season, 5,975.

"I've been amazed by York City's supporters since day one when we were playing at Wimbledon and 500 were in the away end," Worthington told the York Press.

"The support home and away is phenomenal and we just want to give them something to smile and shout about."

York travel to Dagenham & Redbridge in their final game on Saturday without having to rely on other results to ensure another season in League Two.

"We've got one game left and it's in our hands," Worthington added.

"We're in a good position because we know what we need to do and are only focused on that game now."


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