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Braintree Town 1-1 York City

York boss Jackie McNamara was left to decide on his future after watching his side concede a late penalty in their draw at Braintree.

McNamara declared in midweek that he would resign if the Minstermen failed to get a "positive result" from the trip to Braintree, and was just moments away from York's first win in 30 away league games thanks to Simon Heslop's early strike.

But Lee Barnard tucked home an 88th-minute penalty to leave McNamara to ponder his future, with York winless in seven games and just above the drop zone.

The former Celtic player had made his win-or-bust call in the wake of a 6-1 defeat to lowly Guiseley on Tuesday night, and he was indebted to his goalkeeper Kyle Letheren, who saved a 12th-minute Simeon Akinola spot-kick and then made a string of saves before Braintree finally broke through.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Braintree

  • 1Puddy
  • 2Williams
  • 24Elokobi
  • 4LeeSubstituted forHall-Johnsonat 70'minutes
  • 3Okimo
  • 8IsaacBooked at 57mins
  • 5Gayle
  • 14MuldoonSubstituted forBarnardat 86'minutes
  • 10Akinola
  • 7MidsonSubstituted forCheekat 54'minutes
  • 15Matthews

Substitutes

  • 6Ashton
  • 9Barnard
  • 17Hall-Johnson
  • 20Corne
  • 23Cheek

York

  • 28Letheren
  • 26OyebanjoSubstituted forFryat 87'minutes
  • 3Whittle
  • 30Fielding
  • 2RooneyBooked at 90mins
  • 8Heslop
  • 5Higgins
  • 4Kamdjo
  • 9BrodieBooked at 23minsSubstituted forNtiat 65'minutes
  • 11Galbraith
  • 10Klukowski

Substitutes

  • 6Fry
  • 7Nti
  • 13Simpson
  • 23Dixon
  • 24Clarke
Referee:
David Rock
Attendance:
728

Live Text

Match ends, Braintree Town 1, York City 1.

Booking

Shaun Rooney (York City) is shown the yellow card.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Braintree Town 1, York City 1.

Goal!

Goal! Braintree Town 1, York City 1. Lee Barnard (Braintree Town) converts the penalty with a.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Lee Barnard replaces Oliver Muldoon.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Reece Hall-Johnson replaces Harry Lee.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Daniel Nti replaces Richard Brodie.

Booking

Chez Isaac (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Michael Cheek replaces Jack Midson.

Second Half

Second Half begins Braintree Town 0, York City 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Braintree Town 0, York City 1.

Booking

Richard Brodie (York City) is shown the yellow card.

Penalty missed! Bad penalty by (Braintree Town). should be disappointed.

Goal!

Goal! Braintree Town 0, York City 1. Simon Heslop (York City).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Forest Green15103229111833
2Dag & Red15101425111431
3Lincoln City1592429141529
4Barrow158522314929
5Macclesfield159152315828
6Aldershot158432013728
7Tranmere158341710727
8Eastleigh1575326151126
9Dover158162526-125
10Gateshead157352516924
11Chester157352315824
12Boreham Wood156631911824
13Sutton United157171919022
14Solihull Moors155462225-319
15Wrexham155461119-819
16Bromley155371823-518
17Maidstone United155371927-818
18Torquay155281419-517
19York153481626-1013
20Woking153392233-1112
21Braintree152491224-1210
22North Ferriby United153111625-1910
23Guiseley1523101927-89
24Southport1523101135-249
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