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York City 1-1 Chester

Kane Richards' late strike spoilt the day on York boss Gary Mills' homecoming as he secured a draw for Chester at Bootham Crescent.

Following a slow first half, Chester could have taken the lead when James Alabi forced home goalkeeper Kyle Letheren into a fine save with his feet on 67 minutes.

But, just three minutes later, Matt Fry headed home Danny Galbraith's corner much to the relief of the home crowd.

Alabi was once again foiled by Letheren moments before Richards smacked the woodwork with nine minutes remaining.

But home hearts were broken when the striker made amends by heading in a left-wing cross in the 92nd minute, a goal that condemned York to a 10th game without a win.

Chester's injury-time equaliser stretched their unbeaten National League run to eight matches, but Fry's strike ended their club record league run of seven clean sheets in a row.

It was the first league goal Chester had conceded in over 12 hours of football since Darren Carter's 52nd-minute strike for Forest Green at Bumpers Lane on 3 September.

Report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

York

  • 28Letheren
  • 3Whittle
  • 4Kamdjo
  • 8HeslopBooked at 35mins
  • 6Fry
  • 5Higgins
  • 7NtiBooked at 13mins
  • 21FenwickBooked at 22minsSubstituted forBrodieat 69'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 24ClarkeSubstituted forGalbraithat 64'minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 25RzoncaSubstituted forKlukowskiat 78'minutes
  • 26Oyebanjo

Substitutes

  • 1Flinders
  • 9Brodie
  • 10Klukowski
  • 11Galbraith
  • 14Clappison

Chester

  • 13Roberts
  • 4George
  • 6Astles
  • 11ChapellSubstituted forRichardsat 66'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 9Alabi
  • 7Mahon
  • 10Durrell
  • 12Hughes
  • 16Hunt
  • 17VassellBooked at 86mins
  • 21Lloyd

Substitutes

  • 2Killock
  • 5Hudson
  • 14Joyce
  • 15Richards
Referee:
Ryan Johnson
Attendance:
2,639

Live Text

Match ends, York City 1, Chester FC 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, York City 1, Chester FC 1.

Goal!

Goal! York City 1, Chester FC 1. Kane Richards (Chester FC).

Booking

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

Booking

Kane Richards (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Theo Vassell (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Daniel Galbraith (York City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Yan Klukowski replaces Callum Rzonca.

Goal!

Goal! York City 1, Chester FC 0. Matt Fry (York City).

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Richard Brodie replaces Scott Fenwick.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Kane Richards replaces Jordan Chapell.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Daniel Galbraith replaces Franklyn Clarke.

Second Half

Second Half begins York City 0, Chester FC 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, York City 0, Chester FC 0.

Booking

Simon Heslop (York City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Scott Fenwick (York City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Daniel Nti (York City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Forest Green16113232112136
2Dag & Red16102426121432
3Lincoln City1693429141530
4Tranmere1693420101030
5Barrow168622415930
6Macclesfield169252416829
7Aldershot168532013729
8Dover169163127428
9Gateshead1683527161127
10Eastleigh1676326151127
11Boreham Wood167632011927
12Chester167452416825
13Sutton United167272020023
14Wrexham166461320-722
15Solihull Moors165472228-619
16Torquay165381419-518
17Bromley165381925-618
18Maidstone United165381929-1018
19York163581727-1014
20Woking163492334-1113
21Braintree1624101330-1710
22North Ferriby United163112626-2010
23Southport1624101236-2410
24Guiseley1623111930-119
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