Blair planning to write glorious final chapter to fairytale

If the man who writes Matty Blair’s scripts ever decides to go into business he would make a fortune.

As if two winning goals in successive semi-final second legs were not enough, the 21-year-old winger went and realised every boyhood dream by scoring at Wembley.

It was not any old goal either, but the one that turned an edgy final into one within York’s grasp.

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On top of that, his father Andy, an unused substitute when Aston Villa won the European Cup in 1982, was in the crowd to watch him, just weeks after breaking his fifth metatarsal while celebrating his son’s first fairytale goal.

That was in the FA Trophy semi-final second leg against Luton, when Blair senior was swept forward by the jubilant York crowd.

Two crucial goals later and Andy Blair is a little wiser, and steadier on his feet.

But Luton have been warned about Matty Blair’s goalscoring prowess.

And all this from a young man who was playing Sunday league football four years ago, for the ‘Dog and Duck’ as he puts it.

“I have no idea who is writing my scripts,” joked Blair.

“Whoever he is, he’s a top bloke.

“No one could have written this but I’m not finished yet, let’s make it four, let’s go again.

“I’ve been blessed to score in front of our fans at Luton and at Mansfield but it was incredible doing it at Wembley.

“It makes me proud.”

There was more pride emanating from the stands.

“It was good to have my dad in the crowd,” said Blair. “He came to both the Mansfield game and Wembley. He’s a proud man.

“It was great to do it in front of him and my family.

“It’s great to score but I couldn’t have done it without the rest of the lads, they were awesome today.

“Newport started the better in the first half, but when me and Ash (Chambers) pushed up a bit it made a difference.

“Ash scared the hell out of them and Jason (Walker) bossed it a little more than he had been doing.”

Blair believes victory on Saturday is the perfect tonic ahead of next weekend’s play-off final.

“This gives us a lot of confidence,” said a player who only joined the club last summer. “We’ve hit a good run of form at the right time.

“If we’d have lost today we’d have had to pick ourselves up.

“One more to go and this will be the best year, the best summer of my life.

“But Luton will also be on a high so it all points to being one hell of a game.”