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Strikers on target in away draw

By Ian Appleyard | 2nd October 2018
Match Result
Nuneaton Borough Logo
Nuneaton Borough
2
York City Logo
York City
2
Liberty Way
Tuesday 2nd Oct - 19:45

SUBSTITUTES Jon Parkin and Jake Wright bagged the goals that earned City a point tonight at Nuneaton Borough.

City twice came from behind to maintain their climb up the league table with Parkin equalising five minutes from time.

Caretaker-manager Sam Collins named an unchanged side and unchanged bench after the 4-2 weekend victory over Guiseley.

But Nuneaton took the game to City from the first whistle and had forced three corners before taking the lead with only 10 minutes gone.

Goalkeeper Adam Bartlett attempted to punch away a corner from Devon Kelly-Evans but the ball bounced around the area and was eventually hooked into the net by striker Dior Angus.

Striker Macaulay Langstaff might have equalised for City six minutes later but was unable to take the ball around goalkeeper Cam Belford.

Boro striker Angus, who is on loan from Port Vale, wasted two good opportunities to increase the home side's lead but headed wide and volleyed over the bar from close-range.

City might have drawn level in the 39th minute when a corner from Alex Harris was headed against the crossbar by Joe Tait. Boro were unable to clear the danger but Tait turned the ball wide from a Jordan Burrow header.

There were sighs of relief from City supporters just before the interval when a second Boro 'goal' was ruled out by an offside flag. Angus had delivered a cross from the right but Adam McGurk had strayed inches ahead of the City defence when heading past Bartlett.

City were back under pressure from the re-start and goalkeeper Bartlett pulled off two impressive saves to deny Angus and Andoh.

The introduction of three substitutes - Wes York, Jon Parkin, and Jake Wright - helped City gain a foothold in the contest.

David Ferguson soon headed wide, Sean Newton curled a freekick straight at the goalkeeper, and Wright appealed in vain for a penalty after his path appeared to be blocked by a Boro defender.

City finally got a reward for their efforts in the 74th minute when Wright got on the end of a lovely cross from Josh Law and sent a looping header back across the goalkeeper and into the top corner of the net.

Parkin chipped narrowly wide of the far post soon after as City, now on level terms, threatened to take the lead.

But Boro scored again in the 83rd minute thanks to a quality finish from Angus who curled the ball past Bartlett from 25 yards.

City were not to be denied a share of the spoils, however, and substitute Parkin levelled again just moments later when drilling a low shot past goalkeeper Cam Belford. 

York City: Bartlett; Law, Tait, Newton; Griffiths (York 58), Heslop, Harris, Moke, Ferguson; Burrow (Parkin 62), Langstaff (Wright 62). Unused substitutes: Penn, Bencherif.

Nuneaton Borough: Belford; Obeng, Davies, Wharton, Calveley, Carter, Richards, Kelly-Evans, McGurk (Baker 86), Angus, Andoh. Unused substitutes: Panayiotou, Basso, Benjamin, Wesolowski.

Referee: Jacob Miles

Attendance: 501

Bookings: Griffiths, Heslop, Wright, Law (City), Obeng (Nuneaton)

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