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Burrow rescues point for City

By Dan Simmonite | 29th February 2020
Match Result
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York City
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Curzon Ashton
Bootham Crescent
Saturday 29th Feb - 15:00

Jordan Burrow scored late into stoppage time to rescue a point for York, as they drew 1-1 with Curzon Ashton at Bootham Crescent.

York came into this game top of the league by two points, having played three more games than Kings Lynn. City were looking to make it five home wins in a row and build on last week’s 1-0 away win at Kidderminster.

Curzon last played in the league three weeks ago, losing 1-0 to Gateshead. Despite York’s torrid record at the Tameside stadium, they were unbeaten against Curzon at Bootham Crescent. 

Kurt Willoughby returned to AFC Fylde during the week, but new signing Sam Jones went straight into the side. Burrow and Kallum Griffiths came back into the starting line-up, with Kieran Green and Patrick McLaughlin dropping to the bench.

The first big chance of the game fell to Dan Maguire after just five minutes. He was played through on goal and tried to place one into the corner, only for it to go narrowly wide.

York were applying all the early pressure. Burrow was able to get his head on a floated ball in from the right which went over the bar.

Burrow then had another chance with his head after a shot deflected into his path. This time it was on target, but it was straight at the keeper who was able to catch it.

Owen Watkinson had the first chance for Curzon. He did well to spin Steve McNulty on the halfway line and got all the way into the box before firing straight at Peter Jameson.

Despite York’s bright start, chances really dried up as both sides struggled to get anything going. A couple of late first half corners were cleared by Curzon, and the sides went in at half time goal less.

Just like the first half, York started on the front foot. Sean Newton crossed one from the left and it was only just out of the reach of Maguire who threw himself at it but was unable to get anything on it.

Jones’ debut came to end after 56 minutes, as he was replaced by Green.

Maguire looked like he was hacked down inside the area by a defender, but the referee waved it away.

Burrow was found by Adriano Moke after the midfielder made a good run infield. Burrow’s shot went wide of the post.

Griffiths put a good ball into the near post from the right and again Burrow was on the end of it. This time the keeper palmed it behind for a corner.

Curzon took the lead with twenty minutes to play. A couple of deflected shots eventually found its way to George Broadbent whose powerful effort went past Jameson.

York looked to respond. Newton’s free kick from 25 yards was pushed behind for a corner, and the header from that corner went wide.

Green almost managed to level the game, hitting a left footed effort wide from inside the area wide.

A great last-ditch tackle from Joe Tait prevented Curzon being clean through on goal, after an error from Newton.

With time ticking away, Burrow was able to get his head on another cross from the right, which went over the bar.

Finally, in stoppage time York scored. A mistake from Curzon keeper Cameron Mason allowed Burrow to take the ball from him and put into the net, despite best efforts from the defenders on the line.

York City: Jameson, Griffiths, Tait, McNulty © (Kempster 68), Newton, Ferguson, Bond (York 72), Moke, Jones (Green 56), Burrow, Maguire

Unused substitutes: King, McLaughlin

Curzon Ashton: Mason, Halls, Askew, Evans ©, Thornley, Ali, Broadbent, Calveley, Watkinson (Bayode 83), Sinclair (Tavares 58), Ballie

Unused substitutes: Merrill, Davies, Sloan

Attendance: 2354 (45 away)

Referee: Paul Brown

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