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York City 0-0 Carlisle United

York City and League Two relegation rivals Carlisle United shared a drab goalless draw at Bootham Crescent.

Charlie Wyke wasted the best first-half chance for Carlisle, who had lost five of their six previous contests, heading straight at home keeper Bobby Olejnik.

The home side survived an early second-half scare when Steven Rigg drove across the face of goal after bursting through the left channel.

But York were then twice denied in an incredible 74th-minute scramble.

Michael Coulson's shot was cleared off the line by visiting defender Sean O'Hanlon before Emile Sinclair was similarly denied by Troy Archibald-Henville.

Carlisle gave a full debut to midweek Bradford City loan signing Jason Kennedy, while fellow midfielder Paul Corry, signed on loan from Sheffield Wednesday, came on for the final half hour.

Both sides are now three points clear of trouble, with 23rd-placed Tranmere Rovers having lost at Northampton.

York City manager Russ Wilcox told BBC Radio York:

"It was nervy to say the least on a difficult pitch.

"Its not the way I want to play but the way the conditions are at the moment we've got to play more direct and get it up there a bit quicker.

"But we created enough to win. It was never going to be a terrific footballing game. It was two teams desperate for points."

Line-ups

York

Formation 4-4-2

  • 31Olejnik
  • 2McCoy
  • 38Zubar
  • 15Lowe
  • 3Ilesanmi
  • 7Coulson
  • 17Halliday
  • 10Penn
  • 12CarsonSubstituted forDe Girolamoat 85'minutes
  • 29Sinclair
  • 39HydeSubstituted forCoulthirstat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5McCombe
  • 14Montrose
  • 18Platt
  • 19De Girolamo
  • 20Meikle
  • 24Ingham
  • 30Coulthirst

Carlisle

Formation 4-4-2

  • 20Hanford
  • 31Young
  • 6Archibald-Henville
  • 23O'HanlonBooked at 77mins
  • 2Grainger
  • 16PottsSubstituted forCorryat 64'minutes
  • 4Kennedy
  • 34GriffithSubstituted forPaynterat 72'minutes
  • 22Dempsey
  • 26WykeSubstituted forBeckat 83'minutes
  • 21Rigg

Substitutes

  • 7Amoo
  • 9Paynter
  • 15Meppen-Walter
  • 17Beck
  • 18Brough
  • 24Spiegel
  • 35Corry
Referee:
Pat Miller
Attendance:
4,274

Match Stats

Home TeamYorkAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home10
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home11
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, York City 0, Carlisle United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, York City 0, Carlisle United 0.

  3. Post update

    Shaquile Coulthirst (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Danny Grainger (Carlisle United).

  5. Post update

    Corner, York City. Conceded by Matt Young.

  6. Post update

    Corner, York City. Conceded by Sean O'Hanlon.

  7. Post update

    Corner, York City. Conceded by Troy Archibald-Henville.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Jason Kennedy (Carlisle United).

  10. Post update

    Corner, York City. Conceded by Matt Young.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, York City. Diego De Girolamo replaces Josh Carson.

  12. Post update

    Corner, York City. Conceded by Sean O'Hanlon.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Carlisle United. Mark Beck replaces Charlie Wyke.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paul Corry (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Steven Rigg (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Brad Halliday (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Carson (York City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  18. Booking

    Sean O'Hanlon (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

  19. Post update

    Shaquile Coulthirst (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Sean O'Hanlon (Carlisle United).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton36217850302070
2Wycombe361813552322067
3Shrewsbury36198950272365
4Southend361711843331062
5Bury361871147361161
6Luton3616101043331058
7Plymouth361681242261656
8Stevenage36168125245756
9Newport36159124242054
10Northampton361651555451053
11Exeter361311124951-250
12Wimbledon361310134747049
13Portsmouth361212124239348
14Morecambe36139143838048
15Accrington36135184359-1644
16Cambridge361110155049143
17Oxford Utd361013133841-343
18Dag & Red36127174351-843
19Mansfield36119163044-1442
20York36716133542-737
21Carlisle36114214261-1937
22Cheltenham36812163251-1936
23Tranmere36810183749-1234
24Hartlepool3686222657-3130
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