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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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cheltenham Town 2, York City 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by Terry Gornell (Cheltenham Town).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by David Noble (Cheltenham Town).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, York City. Richard Cresswell replaces Ryan Bowman.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Ben Davies.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Zachary Kotwica replaces Russell Penn.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Keith Lowe (Cheltenham Town).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Parslow (York City).

  19. Post update

    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.

  20. Post update

    Hand ball by Josh Carson (York City).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Fleetwood1591526161028
2Oxford Utd1575323131026
3Chesterfield157532114726
4Rochdale158252319426
5Morecambe157442220225
6Exeter157352017324
7Burton157352018224
8Scunthorpe156631717024
9Southend157261814423
10Newport156542219323
11Dag & Red156542220223
12Wycombe146352017321
13Hartlepool156361917221
14Mansfield155641515021
15Wimbledon156361719-221
16Portsmouth145542322120
17Plymouth155371015-518
18Cheltenham154562127-617
19York154472124-316
20Bristol Rovers153571218-614
21Torquay153571725-814
22Bury153481620-413
23Accrington152581222-1011
24Northampton152491322-910
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