Plymouth's Tope Obadeyi cancelled out a Ryan Bowman goal for York as the League Two strugglers shared the points.

The hosts were denied early when Chris Smith's header was somehow kept out by Luke McCormick, and the keeper made two more vital saves before the break.

York's pressure paid off just after the restart, Bowman heading home a Luke O'Neill cross - the first goal Plymouth had conceded in almost 500 minutes.

But Argyle substitute Obadeyi soon levelled, heading in at the back post.

The result leaves Plymouth 18th, and York a place and two points behind.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

York City manager Nigel Worthington told BBC Radio York:

"I thought the first half we were excellent, the only thing we didn't do was score the all important goal and then you can probably get in at half-time and look to win the game from there.

Post-match: York City boss Worthington

"Second half we wanted to go and try and crank it up a little bit and turn the screw and see the game through.

"We've got a very good goal then we conceded a silly free-kick, we didn't defend it and they scored.

"When you're on top as much as we were in the first half you really have to go and try and kill the game off.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

York City

  • 24 Ingham
  • 30 O'Neill (Clay - 93' )
  • 03 Davies
  • 14 Montrose
  • 04 Smith Booked
  • 06 Parslow
  • 02 Oyebanjo
  • 29 Whitehouse
  • 19 Bowman
  • 09 Fletcher
  • 11 Jarvis (Chambers - 83' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Kettings
  • 05 McGurk
  • 08 Clay
  • 10 Chambers
  • 16 Fyfield
  • 17 Cresswell
  • 18 Platt

Plymouth Argyle

  • 23 McCormick
  • 02 Berry
  • 28 Reckord (Young - 45' )
  • 16 Trotman
  • 05 Branston Booked (Gurrieri - 59' )
  • 04 Blanchard
  • 06 Hourihane
  • 17 Nelson Booked
  • 07 Alessandra
  • 09 Reid
  • 08 Boco Booked (Obadeyi - 54' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Cole
  • 03 Blackman
  • 11 Blizzard
  • 14 Young
  • 18 Harvey
  • 26 Obadeyi
  • 27 Gurrieri
Ref: Seb Stockbridge
Att: 3,803

Match Stats

Shots

9 8

On target

4 4

Corners

10 0

Fouls

7 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, York City 1, Plymouth Argyle 1.

90:00 +3:35 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, York City 1, Plymouth Argyle 1.

90:00 +2:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, York City. Craig Clay replaces Luke O'Neill because of an injury.

90:00 +1:02

Attempt saved. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

89:47

Foul by Durrell Berry (Plymouth Argyle).

89:47

Lanre Oyebanjo (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:59

Hand ball by Durrell Berry (Plymouth Argyle).

86:18

Attempt missed. Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

85:29

Tope Obadeyi (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85:29

Foul by Elliot Whitehouse (York City).

84:30

Attempt blocked. Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

83:32

Attempt missed. Tope Obadeyi (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

82:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, York City. Ashley Chambers replaces Ryan Jarvis.

82:10

Foul by Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle).

82:10

Chris Smith (York City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

78:31

Attempt saved. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

78:02

Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78:02

Foul by Lewis Montrose (York City).

75:32

Corner, York City. Conceded by Andres Gurrieri.

70:02

Neal Trotman (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

70:02

Foul by Lewis Montrose (York City).

69:27

Foul by Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle).

69:27

Ryan Bowman (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:34 Booking

Booking Chris Smith (York City) is shown the yellow card.

68:28

Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

68:28

Foul by Chris Smith (York City).

66:59

Corner, York City. Conceded by Neal Trotman.

64:22 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! York City 1, Plymouth Argyle 1. Tope Obadeyi (Plymouth Argyle) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Neal Trotman following a set piece situation.

63:29

Tope Obadeyi (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63:29

Foul by Luke O'Neill (York City).

61:57

Corner, York City. Conceded by Durrell Berry.

61:22

Attempt blocked. Luke O'Neill (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

60:32 Booking

Booking Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

60:27

Foul by Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle).

60:27

Ryan Bowman (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:57 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Andres Gurrieri replaces Guy Branston.

57:51 Booking

Booking Guy Branston (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

57:45

Foul by Guy Branston (Plymouth Argyle).

57:45

Lanre Oyebanjo (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53:58 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Tope Obadeyi replaces Romuald Boco.

53:27 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! York City 1, Plymouth Argyle 0. Ryan Bowman (York City) header from the left side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Luke O'Neill with a cross.

46:29

Corner, York City. Conceded by Maxime Blanchard.

45:54

Foul by Guy Branston (Plymouth Argyle).

45:54

Wes Fletcher (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00

Second Half begins York City 0, Plymouth Argyle 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Luke Young replaces Jamie Reckord.

45:00 +1:03 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, York City 0, Plymouth Argyle 0.

42:31

Attempt saved. Elliot Whitehouse (York City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

39:43

Corner, York City. Conceded by Luke McCormick.

39:02

Corner, York City. Conceded by Maxime Blanchard.

38:51

Attempt blocked. Wes Fletcher (York City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

34:34

Attempt saved. Ryan Bowman (York City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

34:16

Attempt blocked. Ryan Jarvis (York City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

28:09

Attempt missed. Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

27:16

Foul by Ryan Bowman (York City).

27:16

Durrell Berry (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

19:48 Booking

Booking Romuald Boco (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

19:32

Ben Davies (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:32

Foul by Romuald Boco (Plymouth Argyle).

18:56

Attempt saved. Chris Smith (York City) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the bottom right corner.

17:55

Corner, York City. Conceded by Guy Branston.

17:24

Corner, York City. Conceded by Conor Hourihane.

16:46

Corner, York City. Conceded by Neal Trotman.

13:21

Lewis Montrose (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

13:21

Foul by Durrell Berry (Plymouth Argyle).

13:00

Romuald Boco (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

12:59

Foul by Lewis Montrose (York City).

12:11

Ryan Bowman (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

12:11

Foul by Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle).

10:23

Attempt missed. Wes Fletcher (York City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

8:29

Corner, York City. Conceded by Romuald Boco.

8:02

Foul by Guy Branston (Plymouth Argyle).

8:02

Lanre Oyebanjo (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7:04

Attempt saved. Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

5:47

Attempt blocked. Luke O'Neill (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

5:10

Foul by Neal Trotman (Plymouth Argyle).

5:10

Wes Fletcher (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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