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York City 2-2 Crawley Town

York City twice come from behind to earn a draw against Crawley Town but remain seven points adrift of safety.

Matt Harrold scored Crawley's first, however Luke Summerfield equalised with a penalty when Lewis Alessandra's run was stopped by Jon Ashton.

The visitors went ahead through Liam McAlinden's low shot, but Michael Coulson's curling 15-yard strike found the top corner to make it 2-2.

Crawley remain 16th in League Two while York's winless runs extends to eight.

York City manager Jackie McNamara told BBC Radio York:

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McNamara on York v Crawley

"I think it's two points dropped. We should have won that.

"We lost two very poor goals again. I don't think Scott Flinders has had an entire save to make in the whole match.

"In terms of normal open play they didn't cause us one problem. "But being on the back foot has cost us."

Crawley Town boss Mark Yates told BBC Surrey:

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Mark Yates: Crawley boss on draw with York

"We are five unbeaten now and we probably could've won it but today we've come to a place where they are fighting for their lives.

"The only slight criticism of my team is that I felt we started well in the opening 10 minutes and I felt we allowed them back into the game.

"My group are honest and I think we can be relatively pleased that we stuck at it and perhaps had a few chances to win it."

Line-ups

York

  • 1Flinders
  • 27Hendrie
  • 16Winfield
  • 31Boyle
  • 3Ilesanmi
  • 10Penn
  • 5BennettSubstituted forCoulsonat 59'minutes
  • 8Summerfield
  • 37GalbraithSubstituted forMcEvoyat 59'minutes
  • 26Alessandra
  • 9OliverSubstituted forThompsonat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Berrett
  • 7Coulson
  • 12Riordan
  • 22Thompson
  • 23Dixon
  • 24Ingham
  • 33McEvoy

Crawley

  • 12Preston
  • 22Bond
  • 6Bradley
  • 16Ashton
  • 31Dunne
  • 7EdwardsSubstituted forFenelonat 85'minutes
  • 24Sutherland
  • 4WaltonBooked at 63mins
  • 30Della VerdeSubstituted forYoungat 70'minutes
  • 11McAlinden
  • 18HarroldSubstituted forTomlinat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Rose
  • 5McNerney
  • 14Young
  • 15Fenelon
  • 17Bawling
  • 21Tomlin
Referee:
Phil Gibbs
Attendance:
2,942

Match Stats

Home TeamYorkAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home14
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, York City 2, Crawley Town 2.

Full Time

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

Attempt missed. Charles Dunne (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Russell Penn (York City).

Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Gavin Tomlin replaces Matt Harrold.

Reece Thompson (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jon Ashton (Crawley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Shamir Fenelon replaces Gwion Edwards.

Dave Winfield (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam McAlinden (Crawley Town).

Foul by Reece Thompson (York City).

Jon Ashton (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Matt Harrold (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Reece Thompson (York City).

Sonny Bradley (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Reece Thompson replaces Vadaine Oliver.

Foul by Dave Winfield (York City).

Matt Harrold (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Lewis Young replaces Lyle Della Verde.

Goal!

Goal! York City 2, Crawley Town 2. Michael Coulson (York City) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Luke Summerfield.

Attempt missed. Vadaine Oliver (York City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Lewis Alessandra (York City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Russell Penn (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lyle Della Verde (Crawley Town).

Attempt missed. Luke Summerfield (York City) right footed shot from very close range is high and wide to the right following a set piece situation.

Booking

Simon Walton (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Vadaine Oliver (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Simon Walton (Crawley Town).

Attempt missed. Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Kenneth McEvoy replaces Daniel Galbraith.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Michael Coulson replaces Scot Bennett.

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

Corner, York City. Conceded by Andy Bond.

Foul by Frankie Sutherland (Crawley Town).

Daniel Galbraith (York City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (York City).

Jon Ashton (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Dave Winfield (York City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Matt Harrold (Crawley Town).

goal

As It Stood

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1Northampton38267569373285
2Oxford Utd392012769363372
3Bristol Rovers382151259372268
4Plymouth382081053332068
5Accrington381910961441767
6Portsmouth381615762352763
7Wycombe38179124134760
8Leyton Orient381611115349459
9Wimbledon381511125547856
10Carlisle37131595553254
11Cambridge38159145351254
12Luton37158145149253
13Exeter381411135253-153
14Mansfield381410144744352
15Barnet38139164956-748
16Crawley38138174358-1547
17Newport381011174054-1441
18Morecambe38117205767-1040
19Notts County37117194766-1940
20Yeovil38912173650-1439
21Hartlepool36116193755-1839
22Stevenage38811194564-1935
23York38610224171-3028
24Dag & Red38510233466-3225
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