Match ends, York City 1, Plymouth Argyle 1.
Plymouth's Tope Obadeyi cancelled out a Ryan Bowman goal for York as the League Two strugglers shared the points.
The hosts were denied early when Chris Smith's header was somehow kept out by Luke McCormick, and the keeper made two more vital saves before the break.
York's pressure paid off just after the restart, Bowman heading home a Luke O'Neill cross - the first goal Plymouth had conceded in almost 500 minutes.
But Argyle substitute Obadeyi soon levelled, heading in at the back post.
The result leaves Plymouth 18th, and York a place and two points behind.
VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
York City manager Nigel Worthington told BBC Radio York:
"I thought the first half we were excellent, the only thing we didn't do was score the all important goal and then you can probably get in at half-time and look to win the game from there.
"Second half we wanted to go and try and crank it up a little bit and turn the screw and see the game through.
"We've got a very good goal then we conceded a silly free-kick, we didn't defend it and they scored.
"When you're on top as much as we were in the first half you really have to go and try and kill the game off.
- 30O'NeillSubstituted forClayat 90+3'minutes
- 4SmithBooked at 69mins
- 11JarvisSubstituted forChambersat 83'minutes
- 28ReckordSubstituted forYoungat 45'minutes
- 5BranstonBooked at 58minsSubstituted forGurrieriat 59'minutes
- 17NelsonBooked at 61mins
- 8BocoBooked at 20minsSubstituted forObadeyiat 54'minutes
- Seb Stockbridge
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, York City 1, Plymouth Argyle 1.
Substitution, York City. Craig Clay replaces Luke O'Neill because of an injury.
Attempt saved. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Foul by Durrell Berry (Plymouth Argyle).
Lanre Oyebanjo (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Hand ball by Durrell Berry (Plymouth Argyle).
Attempt missed. Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.
Tope Obadeyi (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Elliot Whitehouse (York City).
Attempt blocked. Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Tope Obadeyi (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Substitution, York City. Ashley Chambers replaces Ryan Jarvis.
Foul by Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle).
Chris Smith (York City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Attempt saved. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Lewis Montrose (York City).
Corner, York City. Conceded by Andres Gurrieri.
Neal Trotman (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.