Accrington and York shared the spoils to keep both sides above the League Two relegation zone.
The visitors took the lead when Dean Winnard was judged to have dragged back Wes Fletcher, who converted the penalty for his eighth goal of the season.
But Stanley equalised on the stroke of half-time when George Bowerman found the bottom corner from eight yards out.
Stanley piled on the pressure at the end but neither side could find the winning goal.
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York City manager Nigel Worthington told BBC Radio York:
"We probably didn't play as well as we have done and it's one of those games that when you play like that you think we could have got three points from it.
"Having played some of the games that we've played recently and played very well and only got one point, it would have been nice.
"But Accrington have been on a good run over the course of the last 10 games and coming here is not easy.
"When you pick up a point away from home it's always good."
Accrington Stanley 22 Dawber 16 Hunt Booked 27 Naylor 04 Joyce 05 Aldred 06 Winnard Booked 11 Naismith 02 Murphy 17 Gray (Webber - 70' ) 44 Bowerman 15 Mingoia Substitutes 03 Liddle 07 McCartan 08 Richardson 09 Webber 10 Hatfield 20 Windass 25 Atkinson York City 32 McCarey 30 O'Neill 03 Davies 29 Whitehouse 15 Lowe 05 McGurk 02 Oyebanjo (Coulson - 45' ) 14 Montrose 11 Jarvis (Bowman - 69' ) 09 Fletcher 12 Carson Substitutes 07 Coulson 10 Chambers 16 Fyfield 18 Platt 19 Bowman 24 Ingham 28 Puri
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