Jason Walker's 84th-minute equaliser earned York a share of the points at promotion-chasing Cheltenham.

After a lacklustre opening period, Minstermen keeper Michael Ingham was called into action to deny an effort from Shaun Harrad.

Harrad then found the net for the first time since September in the league with a superb curling strike.

However the visitors were not to be denied a point and levelled when Walker steered home Chris Smith's flick-on.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Cheltenham Town Manager Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"It was never going to be the easiest of games and they came to frustrate us. They had pace on the break and we dealt with it well, and we should've won the game.

"Only once when we conceded did we look under any pressure, we had to grind it out and we should have seen it through, but we shouldn't be conceding goals as soft as that.

"I'm happy with most things apart from their goal.

"We had to work into the game and I thought we got better and better.

"This league is tight and it's a case of hanging on in there and picking up points until the last ten games of the season."

York City manager Gary Mills told BBC Radio York:

"I thought my lads were tremendous today.

"It was a great finish from Shaun Harrad to put us a goal behind but I thought our response was immense.

"I thought we were on the front foot as soon as we conceded the goal and again, I've said it many times, if we had gone away from here today without anything it would have been hard on my players.

"I'm delighted for them, delighted for our football club that we've got another big point here at Cheltenham."

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Saturday, 12 January 2013

League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Cheltenham 1-1 York FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Harrad 67
  • Walker 84

Cheltenham

  • 01 Brown
  • 02 Lowe
  • 03 Jones
  • 06 Elliott
  • 22 Jombati
  • 04 Carter (McGlashan 65)
  • 07 Pack yellow card
  • 16 Penn yellow card
  • 18 Taylor (Deering 90+2)
  • 10 Goulding (Mohamed 64)
  • 14 Harrad yellow card

Substitutes

  • 12 Roberts,
  • 15 Bennett,
  • 08 Deering,
  • 11 McGlashan,
  • 34 Hanks,
  • 09 Duffy,
  • 23 Mohamed

York

  • 24 Ingham
  • 02 Oyebanjo yellow card
  • 04 Smith
  • 05 McGurk (Allen 71)
  • 06 Parslow
  • 16 Fyfield
  • 08 Kerr
  • 17 Blair
  • 19 Potts yellow card (Challinor 73)
  • 26 McLaughlin (Reed 73)
  • 09 Walker

Substitutes

  • 01 Musselwhite,
  • 27 Allen,
  • 12 Bullock,
  • 15 McReady,
  • 18 Platt,
  • 20 Challinor,
  • 07 Reed
Ref: BondAtt: 2,881
CHELTENHAM
YORK

Possession

  • Cheltenham 56%
  • York 44%

Attempts on target

  • Cheltenham 7
  • York 7

Attempts off target

  • Cheltenham 6
  • York 2

Corners

  • Cheltenham 10
  • York 4

Fouls

  • Cheltenham 11
  • York 12
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+6:31 The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
  • 90:00+6:11 Inswinging corner taken by Billy Jones.
  • 90:00+5:01 Corner from right by-line taken by Billy Jones. Steve Elliott takes a shot. Michael Ingham makes a save.
  • 90:00+0:54 Substitution Jake Taylor leaves the field to be replaced by Sam Deering.
  • 90:00+0:54 Foul by Chris Smith on Steve Elliott, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Scott Brown.
  • 90:00+0:12 Corner taken by Jason Walker, save made by Scott Brown.
  • 89:28 The ball is swung over by Jon Challinor, save by Scott Brown.
  • 87:39 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jason Walker by Jake Taylor. Free kick taken by Jason Walker.
  • 83:49 GOAL - Jason WalkerCheltenham 1 - 1 York Goal scored by Jason Walker from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Cheltenham 1-1 York.
  • 82:48 Booking Marlon Pack booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 82:39 Free kick awarded for a foul by Marlon Pack on Jamal Fyfield. Scott Kerr takes the direct free kick.
  • 81:44 Billy Jones takes a inswinging corner. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Billy Jones from the left by-line to the near post.
  • 80:45 Billy Jones takes the outswinging corner, Marlon Pack has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 79:43 Chris Smith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Russell Penn. Kaid Mohamed takes the free kick.
  • 77:37 The referee blows for offside against Lanre Oyebanjo. Free kick taken by Scott Brown.
  • 76:53 Daniel Parslow gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jake Taylor. Free kick taken by Marlon Pack.
  • 76:12 Matty Blair takes a shot. Save by Scott Brown.
  • 73:52 Shot by Jamal Fyfield. Save by Scott Brown.
  • 73:28 Kaid Mohamed challenges Jon Challinor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jon Challinor restarts play with the free kick.
  • 72:22 Substitution Jamie Reed joins the action as a substitute, replacing Patrick McLaughlin.
  • 72:22 Substitution (York) makes a substitution, with Jon Challinor coming on for Michael Potts.
  • 71:18 Corner taken by Billy Jones, Keith Lowe takes a shot. Save by Michael Ingham.
  • 70:07 Substitution David McGurk goes off and Tom Allen comes on.
  • 67:42 Booking Booking for Shaun Harrad for persistent infringement.
  • 66:47 GOAL - Shaun HarradCheltenham 1 - 0 York Goal scored by Shaun Harrad from just inside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Cheltenham 1-0 York.
  • 65:39 Scott Kerr takes a shot. Save by Scott Brown.
  • 64:51 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Billy Jones played to the near post, Matty Blair manages to make a clearance.
  • 63:48 Substitution Darren Carter leaves the field to be replaced by Jermaine McGlashan.
  • 63:48 Substitution (Cheltenham) makes a substitution, with Kaid Mohamed coming on for Jeff Goulding.
  • 63:48 The assistant referee flags for offside against Matty Blair. Indirect free kick taken by Billy Jones.
  • 62:19 The referee blows for offside. Michael Ingham restarts play with the free kick.
  • 59:35 Effort by Marlon Pack from a long way out goes over the target.
  • 58:37 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jeff Goulding by Chris Smith. Free kick taken by Billy Jones.
  • 57:48 Russell Penn takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Smith.
  • 57:00 Unfair challenge on Jake Taylor by Michael Potts results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Billy Jones.
  • 55:27 Jake Taylor takes a shot. Save by Michael Ingham.
  • 54:56 Matty Blair is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by Billy Jones.
  • 54:33 Matty Blair takes a shot. Scott Brown makes a save.
  • 54:16 Booking Booking for Lanre Oyebanjo for unsporting behaviour.
  • 53:31 Unfair challenge on Jeff Goulding by Lanre Oyebanjo results in a free kick. Scott Brown takes the free kick.
  • 53:17 Jeff Goulding challenges Lanre Oyebanjo unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Smith.
  • 52:13 The referee gives a free kick against Jason Walker for handball. Scott Brown takes the free kick.
  • 50:22 Marlon Pack fouled by Scott Kerr, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Marlon Pack.
  • 48:58 Jake Taylor has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.
  • 48:13 The ball is crossed by Sido Jombati, Chris Smith makes a clearance.
  • 47:42 Jason Walker is caught offside. Scott Brown takes the indirect free kick.
  • 46:58 Marlon Pack challenges Jamal Fyfield unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jamal Fyfield.
  • 45:01 The game restarts for the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:12 The match has reached half-time.
  • 45:00+0:20 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darren Carter by Daniel Parslow. Sido Jombati restarts play with the free kick.
  • 44:29 Patrick McLaughlin concedes a free kick for a foul on Shaun Harrad. Free kick taken by Sido Jombati.
  • 42:34 Jason Walker is ruled offside. Scott Brown takes the free kick.
  • 41:56 Jeff Goulding takes a shot. Save made by Michael Ingham.
  • 38:31 Jake Taylor is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Michael Ingham.
  • 36:13 Shot from just outside the box by Jake Taylor misses to the right of the goal.
  • 31:47 Corner taken left-footed by Billy Jones, Keith Lowe takes a shot. Save made by Michael Ingham.
  • 29:50 Booking Russell Penn booked.
  • 29:09 Unfair challenge on Jamal Fyfield by Russell Penn results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lanre Oyebanjo.
  • 25:26 The ball is crossed by Michael Potts, clearance made by Sido Jombati.
  • 24:44 Marlon Pack gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Potts. Lanre Oyebanjo restarts play with the free kick.
  • 24:06 A cross is delivered by Jake Taylor.
  • 22:14 Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Billy Jones, Jamal Fyfield manages to make a clearance.
  • 21:28 The ball is swung over by Jason Walker, save by Scott Brown.
  • 21:08 Jason Walker takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Keith Lowe.
  • 20:36 Corner taken by Jason Walker from the left by-line played to the near post.
  • 19:50 Russell Penn challenges Patrick McLaughlin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jason Walker restarts play with the free kick.
  • 18:35 Free kick awarded for a foul by Sido Jombati on Jason Walker. Jamal Fyfield restarts play with the free kick.
  • 17:09 Shot by Matty Blair from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.
  • 16:29 Free kick awarded for a foul by Marlon Pack on Michael Potts. Jamal Fyfield takes the direct free kick.
  • 15:44 Booking Michael Potts receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 15:31 Foul by Michael Potts on Marlon Pack, free kick awarded. Billy Jones restarts play with the free kick.
  • 14:45 Inswinging corner taken by Jason Walker from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Steve Elliott.
  • 12:46 Marlon Pack takes a shot.
  • 10:40 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Billy Jones from the right by-line, Keith Lowe takes a shot. Save made by Michael Ingham.
  • 9:46 Patrick McLaughlin takes a shot. Save by Scott Brown.
  • 9:07 Jake Taylor produces a cross, clearance made by Michael Ingham.
  • 7:51 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Potts by Marlon Pack. Free kick taken by Lanre Oyebanjo.
  • 6:57 Matty Blair takes a shot. Save made by Scott Brown.
  • 4:25 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jake Taylor by Lanre Oyebanjo. Billy Jones takes the direct free kick.
  • 3:56 Patrick McLaughlin has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 2:17 Shaun Harrad is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Chris Smith restarts play with the free kick.
  • 1:29 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Brown by Matty Blair. Scott Brown takes the direct free kick.
  • 0:00 The referee starts the match.

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