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Cheltenham Town 2-2 York City

York City twice came from behind to earn a draw at Cheltenham.

Byron Harrison put the hosts ahead, poking home from close range after Matt Richards' corner, before Ryan Bowman's header restored parity.

Richards' free-kick then curled into the net, and although Troy Brown was flagged offside, the referee allowed the goal to stand after consulting his assistant.

A defensive howler from Sido Jombati gifted Bowman his second of the game.

Portuguese defender Jombati and goalkeeper Scott Brown got in each other's way trying to deal with Luke O'Neill's cross and Bowman headed into the empty net.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Cheltenham Town manager Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"We don't blame players individually but we take responsibility together.

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Post-match: Cheltenham boss Yates

"We're all just sick of somebody coming in at the end of the game saying 'sorry' for something. They are not doing their jobs properly for 90 minutes. It's cost us four points in the last two games without a shadow of a doubt.

"The league is so tight. We can be where we want to be but we've got to be more consistent and stop giving goals away.

"I'm looking around and I haven't got another defender in the squad at the minute, it's something I need to look at and address."

York City manager Nigel Worthington told BBC Radio York:

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Post-match: York boss Worthington

"I thought it was excellent from start to finish.

"It's a very tough place to come to and they are a difficult side to play against but the way we got into the game was very pleasing.

"I'm disappointed with the goal but we showed the character and resilience to get back into the game in very blustery, wet, windy conditions.

"It was the same for both teams but I thought it was a good honest game and probably a fair result at the end of the day."

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Brown
  • 20Jombati
  • 14Richards
  • 16PennSubstituted forKotwicaat 83'minutes
  • 5Brown
  • 2Lowe
  • 25NobleBooked at 55mins
  • 8DeeringBooked at 38mins
  • 7CuretonSubstituted forGornellat 70'minutes
  • 9Harrison
  • 4Taylor

Substitutes

  • 10Gornell
  • 12Roberts
  • 17Hanks
  • 19Kotwica
  • 22Braham-Barrett
  • 27Williams

York

  • 24Ingham
  • 30O'Neill
  • 3Davies
  • 18Platt
  • 4Smith
  • 6Parslow
  • 12Carson
  • 29WhitehouseBooked at 43mins
  • 19BowmanSubstituted forCresswellat 88'minutes
  • 9FletcherSubstituted forJarvisat 70'minutes
  • 27BrobbelSubstituted forPuriat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Kettings
  • 8Clay
  • 11Jarvis
  • 16Fyfield
  • 17Cresswell
  • 20Allen
  • 28Puri
Referee:
James Linington

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamYork
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home8
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 2, York City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 2, York City 2.

Foul by Terry Gornell (Cheltenham Town).

Daniel Parslow (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Josh Carson (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by David Noble (Cheltenham Town).

Josh Carson (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Richard Cresswell replaces Ryan Bowman.

Attempt missed. Keith Lowe (Cheltenham Town) header from very close range misses to the left.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Ben Davies.

Foul by Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town).

Luke O'Neill (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Zachary Kotwica replaces Russell Penn.

Foul by Keith Lowe (Cheltenham Town).

Ryan Bowman (York City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Matthew Richards (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Sam Deering (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Daniel Parslow (York City).

Attempt saved. Josh Carson (York City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Hand ball by Josh Carson (York City).

Corner, York City. Conceded by Byron Harrison.

Corner, York City. Conceded by Troy Brown.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Terry Gornell replaces Jamie Cureton.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Ryan Jarvis replaces Wes Fletcher.

Keith Lowe (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Platt (York City).

Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Smith (York City).

(Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Bowman (York City).

Corner, York City. Conceded by Troy Brown.

Corner, York City. Conceded by Keith Lowe.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Sander Puri replaces Ryan Brobbel.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Chris Smith.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Michael Ingham.

Attempt saved. Sam Deering (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, York City. Conceded by David Noble.

Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Wes Fletcher (York City).

Attempt missed. Luke O'Neill (York City) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Fleetwood159151028
2Oxford Utd157531026
3Chesterfield15753726
4Rochdale15825426
5Morecambe15744225
6Exeter15735324
7Burton15735224
8Scunthorpe15663024
9Southend15726423
10Newport15654323
11Dag & Red15654223
12Wycombe14635321
13Hartlepool15636221
14Mansfield15564021
15Wimbledon15636-221
16Portsmouth14554120
17Plymouth15537-518
18Cheltenham15456-617
19York15447-316
20Bristol Rovers15357-614
21Torquay15357-814
22Bury15348-413
23Accrington15258-1011
24Northampton15249-910
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