Ashley Chambers

Ashley Chambers has now scored nine goals for York this season

Promotion-chasing York City battled back from two goals behind to take a share of the spoils at Darlington.

The hosts took the lead against the run of play when Marc Bridge-Wilkinson's cross was poked home by Adam Rundle.

John McReady doubled their lead when he ran at the Minstermen defence before placing a shot past keeper Mike Ingham.

Chris Smith pulled one back for the visitors from a corner before sub Ashley Chambers levelled moments later with a fine low drive.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Darlington manager Craig Liddle told BBC Tees:

"It outlined everything I said about the players, the desire, the aggression and the commitment was there in abundance.

"They're disappointed in there, but I'm thrilled and delighted with the performance, because, playing against a side as good as York, we gave as good as we got.

"I'm so proud of the players.

York City manager Gary Mills told BBC Radio York:

"We were poor. They were better than us until we went 2-0 down, then we played how we can play and had more urgency about us.

"It was a funny game but we got a point. We got a big big point when you're 2-0 down and we've shown a lot of character to come back.

"We could have won it in the end, so the pleasing thing is we got a point back. We've showed a lot of character to get back into the game."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Darlington

  • 24 Pickford
  • 02 Arnison (Gray - 41' )
  • 03 Brown
  • 08 Taylor Booked
  • 27 Harrison Booked
  • 16 McReady
  • 20 Rundle
  • 30 Hopson (Gray - 76' )
  • 31 Bridge-Wilkinson
  • 12 Bowman
  • 22 Ramshaw Booked

Substitutes

  • 13 Nixon
  • 15 Gray
  • 11 Lambert
  • 14 Barton
  • 28 Gray

York City

  • 24 Ingham
  • 03 Meredith
  • 04 Smith
  • 06 Parslow
  • 08 Kerr
  • 12 Pilkington (Chambers - 54' )
  • 15 Boucaud (Reed - 54' )
  • 17 Blair
  • 20 Challinor
  • 26 McLaughlin
  • 21 Blinkhorn (Fyfield - 73' )

Substitutes

  • 05 McGurk
  • 16 Fyfield
  • 14 Potts
  • 07 Reed
  • 10 Chambers
Ref: Handley
Att: 6,413

Match Stats

Shots

10 17

On target

5 12

Corners

5 13

Fouls

11 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:12

Centre by Jamal Fyfield, clearance by Phil Gray.

90:00 +3:02 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +2:53

Patrick McLaughlin takes a shot. Jordan Pickford makes a save. Corner taken by Ashley Chambers, Header on goal by Chris Smith from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

90:00 +2:23

Jon Challinor takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +2:23 Booking

Booking The referee shows Scott Harrison a yellow card.

90:00 +2:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Patrick McLaughlin by Scott Harrison.

90:00 +1:40

Scott Kerr concedes a free kick for a foul on John McReady. Free kick taken by Aaron Brown.

90:00 +1:01

Ryan Bowman concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Smith. Michael Ingham takes the direct free kick.

90:00

Ashley Chambers crosses the ball, save made by Jordan Pickford.

89:51

Jamal Fyfield delivers the ball, Scott Harrison makes a clearance.

87:41

The ball is sent over by Adam Rundle, Matty Blair gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Adam Rundle, Close range header by Scott Harrison goes wide of the left-hand upright.

87:01

Jamal Fyfield produces a cross.

84:31

Jon Challinor takes a shot. Save by Jordan Pickford.

83:09

Scott Harrison gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ashley Chambers. Free kick taken by Jon Challinor.

81:25

James Gray challenges James Meredith unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ashley Chambers produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

81:20

Centre by Chris Smith, clearance by Phil Gray.

80:53

Matty Blair crosses the ball, James Gray manages to make a clearance.

79:29

John McReady has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

76:49

Patrick McLaughlin restarts play with the free kick.

76:49 Booking

Booking Kris Taylor receives a yellow card.

76:47

Kris Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Reed.

75:43 Substitution

Substitution James Gray replaces Dale Hopson.

74:53

Headed effort from inside the area by Chris Smith misses to the left of the goal.

74:24

Foul by Kris Taylor on Ashley Chambers, free kick awarded. Ashley Chambers restarts play with the free kick.

73:19

Jamal Fyfield produces a cross, Jordan Pickford manages to make a clearance.

72:17 Substitution

Substitution Jamal Fyfield is brought on as a substitute for Matthew Blinkhorn.

71:21

A cross is delivered by Ashley Chambers, Daniel Parslow takes a shot. Jordan Pickford makes a save.

69:54

Patrick McLaughlin has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save by Michael Ingham. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ashley Chambers played to the near post, Phil Gray manages to make a clearance.

69:54 Booking

Booking The referee books Rob Ramshaw for unsporting behaviour.

69:37

Rob Ramshaw challenges Jon Challinor unfairly and gives away a free kick.

69:30

The ball is swung over by Patrick McLaughlin, clearance by Kris Taylor.

68:30

Ryan Bowman is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by Michael Ingham.

68:07

The ball is delivered by Ashley Chambers, Rob Ramshaw gets a block in.

67:34

Ashley Chambers takes a shot. Blocked by Phil Gray.

66:56

Jamie Reed takes a shot. Blocked by Kris Taylor.

66:01

Scott Kerr concedes a free kick for a foul on John McReady. Aaron Brown takes the free kick.

64:10

John McReady takes a shot. Blocked by Scott Kerr. Rob Ramshaw takes the outswinging corner, Kris Taylor takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

63:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Meredith on John McReady. Kris Taylor takes the free kick.

63:04

Adam Rundle challenges Chris Smith unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michael Ingham takes the direct free kick.

61:51

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Adam Rundle, Daniel Parslow makes a clearance.

61:34

Adam Rundle takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Matthew Blinkhorn.

60:31

Jamie Reed provided the assist for the goal.

60:31 Goal scored

Goal! - Ashley Chambers - Darlington 2 - 2 York Goal scored by Ashley Chambers from the edge of the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Darlington 2-2 York.

59:26

The assist for the goal came from Ashley Chambers.

59:26 Goal scored

Goal! - Chris Smith - Darlington 2 - 1 York Chris Smith finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Darlington 2-1 York.

58:10

The ball is delivered by Ashley Chambers, Phil Gray makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ashley Chambers, clearance by Phil Gray. Inswinging corner taken by Ashley Chambers from the left by-line,

57:22

The ball is sent over by Matthew Blinkhorn, clearance made by Aaron Brown.

57:13

Centre by James Meredith, clearance by Marc Bridge-Wilkinson.

56:10

John McReady takes a shot. Save made by Michael Ingham.

53:29

Aaron Brown crosses the ball, Jon Challinor manages to make a clearance.

53:29 Substitution

Substitution Ashley Chambers is brought on as a substitute for Danny Pilkington.

53:29 Substitution

Substitution Jamie Reed is brought on as a substitute for Andre Boucaud.

50:37

Jon Challinor produces a cross. Danny Pilkington sends in a cross, blocked by Phil Gray. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Danny Pilkington.

48:56

Kris Taylor provided the assist for the goal.

48:56 Goal scored

Goal! - John McReady - Darlington 2 - 0 York John McReady scores a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Darlington 2-0 York.

46:50

Short corner taken by Danny Pilkington. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jon Challinor.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +2:12 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +1:32

The ball is sent over by Danny Pilkington, Unfair challenge on Jordan Pickford by Matthew Blinkhorn results in a free kick. Jordan Pickford takes the free kick.

45:00 +0:59

Danny Pilkington takes a shot. Save by Michael Ingham. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Danny Pilkington, Aaron Brown manages to make a clearance.

44:08

Corner taken by Danny Pilkington from the right by-line, Scott Kerr takes a shot. Danny Pilkington decides to take the corner short. Aaron Brown gets a block in.

43:53

Jon Challinor challenges Rob Ramshaw unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Kris Taylor.

42:10

Assist by Marc Bridge-Wilkinson.

42:10 Goal scored

Goal! - Adam Rundle - Darlington 1 - 0 York A goal is scored by Adam Rundle from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Darlington 1-0 York.

42:05

Marc Bridge-Wilkinson sends in a cross,

41:34

Ryan Bowman delivers the ball, Daniel Parslow gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Rob Ramshaw.

40:20 Substitution

Substitution Phil Gray joins the action as a substitute, replacing Paul Arnison.

39:31

Danny Pilkington takes a shot. Save made by Jordan Pickford.

39:07

James Meredith delivers the ball, Adam Rundle manages to make a clearance.

39:00

Danny Pilkington delivers the ball, Kris Taylor makes a clearance.

38:03

Dale Hopson produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

35:48

Aaron Brown produces a cross, clearance made by Andre Boucaud.

32:55

Adam Rundle takes a shot. Save made by Michael Ingham.

32:12

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Jordan Pickford.

31:03

The ball is crossed by Marc Bridge-Wilkinson, clearance made by Michael Ingham.

30:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Daniel Parslow on Ryan Bowman. Kris Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

29:43

Danny Pilkington takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post.

26:15

Danny Pilkington crosses the ball, clearance by Jordan Pickford.

25:29

Unfair challenge on Kris Taylor by Matthew Blinkhorn results in a free kick. Jordan Pickford restarts play with the free kick.

24:56

The assistant referee signals for offside against Ryan Bowman. Free kick taken by Michael Ingham.

22:36

The ball is swung over by Matty Blair, clearance made by Jordan Pickford.

20:10

The ball is swung over by Adam Rundle, clearance by Chris Smith.

19:35

Danny Pilkington takes a shot. Save made by Jordan Pickford.

13:41

Danny Pilkington fouled by Paul Arnison, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Andre Boucaud.

12:58

Foul by Matty Blair on John McReady, free kick awarded. Kris Taylor takes the free kick.

10:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Blinkhorn by Kris Taylor. Andre Boucaud takes the direct free kick.

8:30

Danny Pilkington is caught offside. Free kick taken by Jordan Pickford.

8:08

Danny Pilkington takes a shot. Scott Harrison gets a block in.

7:41

The ball is crossed by Adam Rundle, clearance made by Chris Smith.

6:58

A cross is delivered by Danny Pilkington, Paul Arnison manages to make a clearance.

5:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Smith by Ryan Bowman. Direct free kick taken by Michael Ingham.

5:01

Foul by Daniel Parslow on Ryan Bowman, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Aaron Brown.

4:27

Matty Blair produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

4:04

Adam Rundle delivers the ball, save by Michael Ingham.

3:01

Inswinging corner taken by Danny Pilkington from the left by-line played to the near post, Paul Arnison makes a clearance.

2:27

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Danny Pilkington from the left by-line to the near post, Paul Arnison makes a clearance.

0:35

Marc Bridge-Wilkinson takes a shot. Save by Michael Ingham.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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