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.

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Cheltenham Town manager Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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

Mark Yates

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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:

York City manager Nigel Worthington

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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."

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