Southport substitute Vinny Mukendi's late leveller grabbed a point for the 10-man Sandgrounders against York.
Mukendi came off the bench to steal an unlikely draw with a smart finish from the edge of the area.
Ashley Chambers had given York the lead, curling home from 18 yards after good work from Scott Kerr.
The visitors had the best chances after James Smith was red carded for a studs-up challenge on Chambers, while Michael Potts hit the post in injury time.
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Southport manager Liam Watson tells BBC Radio Merseyside:
"I though James Smith's tackle was the best of the night and I thought initially he had sent him off for handball.
"James has won the ball cleanly and Gary Mills, who has won the European Cup, said it was never a sending off and Alan Wiley, a former Premier League referee, said it was never a sending off.
"But I've got to give our lads massive credit because they've dug in, stuck at their task and we just hoped we'd get a break."
City manager Gary Mills told BBC Radio York:
"We've thrown away two points tonight. We had to be patient against a strong side playing at home.
"We were patient, got the goal and the only danger I saw was from a long throw that might have got them a goal and we've gifted them a point.
"I've never been so disappointed coming away from home with a 1-1. It's a tough place to come".