Football League newcomers York twice fought back from a goal down to earn a point at Morecambe.

Richard Brodie fired the hosts ahead from the penalty spot after Gary McDonald was felled by Chris Doig.

Lanre Oyebanjo's free-kick was headed back across goal and Chris Smith was in the right place to nod in for 1-1.

Stewart Drummond volleyed the Shrimps back in front, but Ashley Chambers converted at the second attempt after Barry Roche saved his first effort.

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York City manager Gary Mills told BBC Radio York:

"I'm delighted. It's always important to get the first point on the table and we've done that.

"It's important for the players mentally that we came here and got a point.

"The disappointment for me is that we've conceded two goals and we've had two or three other chances.

"I think if we'd been a bit livelier, particularly in the first half, we could have had a couple of goals and been more positive."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Morecambe

  • 01 Roche
  • 03 Threlfall
  • 06 Haining (Fenton - 80' )
  • 15 McCready
  • 22 Parrish
  • 07 Reid (Alessandra - 64' )
  • 11 Ellison
  • 16 Drummond
  • 17 Fleming
  • 18 McDonald (Wright - 64' )
  • 10 Brodie

Substitutes

  • 25 Arestidou
  • 02 Fenton
  • 08 Wright
  • 09 Alessandra
  • 14 Burrow
  • 27 Redshaw
  • 30 Carlton

York

  • 24 Ingham
  • 02 Oyebanjo
  • 03 Blanchett
  • 04 Smith
  • 06 Parslow
  • 23 Doig Booked
  • 13 Smith
  • 26 McLaughlin (Blair - 76' )
  • 09 Walker (Bullock - 89' )
  • 10 Chambers
  • 11 Coulson (McReady - 84' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Musselwhite
  • 16 Fyfield
  • 12 Bullock
  • 15 McReady
  • 17 Blair
  • 19 Potts
  • 20 Challinor
Ref: Mohareb
Att: 2,063

Match Stats

Shots

11 9

On target

5 7

Corners

9 3

Fouls

14 6

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:25 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +3:50

A cross is delivered by Robbie Threlfall.

90:00 +3:39

Corner taken short by Richard Brodie.

90:00 +1:48

A cross is delivered by Andrew Wright.

90:00 +1:03

Jonathan Smith manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +1:03 Booking

Booking Chris Doig goes into the book for dissent.

90:00 +0:49

Corner taken right-footed by Andrew Fleming,

89:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lewis Alessandra by Danny Blanchett. Stewart Drummond takes the free kick.

89:00 Substitution

Substitution Jason Walker leaves the field to be replaced by Lee Bullock.

86:54

Kevin Ellison takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

86:00 Goal scored

Goal! - Ashley Chambers - Morecambe 2 - 2 York Ashley Chambers finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box high into the middle of the goal. Morecambe 2-2 York.

84:57

The ball is crossed by Daniel Parslow, Ashley Chambers takes a shot. Save made by Barry Roche.

84:25

Handball decision goes against Richard Brodie. Michael Ingham restarts play with the free kick.

83:31 Substitution

Substitution John McReady is brought on as a substitute for Michael Coulson.

79:52 Substitution

Substitution Nicholas Fenton replaces Will Haining.

78:29

Ashley Chambers has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

75:41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Daniel Parslow by Andrew Fleming. Lanre Oyebanjo restarts play with the free kick.

74:55

Chris Smith takes the direct free kick.

74:55 Substitution

Substitution Matty Blair replaces Patrick McLaughlin.

74:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Daniel Parslow by Andrew Fleming.

74:24

Lanre Oyebanjo delivers the ball, save by Barry Roche.

73:21

Andrew Fleming provided the assist for the goal.

73:21 Goal scored

Goal! - Stewart Drummond - Morecambe 2 - 1 York Stewart Drummond finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Morecambe 2-1 York.

72:38

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Andrew Fleming,

72:11

Centre by Richard Brodie, save by Michael Ingham.

71:45

Jason Walker takes a shot. Andrew Fleming gets a block in.

69:18

A cross is delivered by Andrew Parrish, Danny Blanchett gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Robbie Threlfall played to the near post, Chris Smith makes a clearance.

66:10

Andrew Fleming concedes a free kick for a foul on Patrick McLaughlin. Jason Walker has an effort direct from the free kick.

65:11

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Lanre Oyebanjo, Christopher McCready manages to make a clearance.

65:01

The ball is crossed by Danny Blanchett, clearance by Robbie Threlfall.

63:53 Substitution

Substitution Gary McDonald goes off and Andrew Wright comes on.

63:29 Substitution

Substitution Lewis Alessandra is brought on as a substitute for Izak Reid.

62:11

Richard Brodie challenges Lanre Oyebanjo unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michael Ingham takes the direct free kick.

59:58

Ashley Chambers concedes a free kick for a foul on Izak Reid. Barry Roche takes the direct free kick.

59:37

Lanre Oyebanjo sends in a cross, clearance by Will Haining.

58:17

Shot by Izak Reid from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

57:07

Assist by Daniel Parslow.

57:07 Goal scored

Goal! - Chris Smith - Morecambe 1 - 1 York Chris Smith grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Morecambe 1-1 York.

56:40

Will Haining gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jason Walker. Lanre Oyebanjo takes the free kick.

54:22

Jonathan Smith takes a shot. Stewart Drummond gets a block in. Outswinging corner from right by-line taken by Lanre Oyebanjo to far post, save by Barry Roche.

53:36

Michael Coulson fouled by Kevin Ellison, the ref awards a free kick. Lanre Oyebanjo crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Christopher McCready manages to make a clearance.

52:46 Goal scored

Goal! - Richard Brodie - Morecambe 1 - 0 York Richard Brodie scores a placed penalty. Morecambe 1-0 York.

51:49

Chris Doig challenges Gary McDonald unfairly and gives away a Penalty.

51:15

Richard Brodie takes a shot. Clearance made by Danny Blanchett.

49:15

Kevin Ellison challenges Chris Smith unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael Ingham.

48:41

Richard Brodie delivers the ball, Kevin Ellison takes a shot. Save made by Michael Ingham.

47:57

Izak Reid delivers the ball, Kevin Ellison produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

46:39

Stewart Drummond gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Smith. Free kick taken by Chris Doig.

46:01

Daniel Parslow concedes a free kick for a foul on Stewart Drummond. Barry Roche takes the free kick.

45:48

The ball is crossed by Patrick McLaughlin, clearance made by Robbie Threlfall.

45:22

The ball is sent over by Michael Coulson, clearance by Will Haining.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +1:09 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +0:33

Robbie Threlfall produces a cross.

43:14

The referee blows for offside against Richard Brodie. Free kick taken by Chris Doig.

42:30

Foul by Kevin Ellison on Chris Doig, free kick awarded. Michael Ingham restarts play with the free kick.

40:40

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Andrew Fleming, Ashley Chambers manages to make a clearance.

40:02

Kevin Ellison sends in a cross, Danny Blanchett manages to make a clearance.

38:35

The assistant referee flags for offside against Michael Coulson. Barry Roche takes the free kick.

37:18

A cross is delivered by Robbie Threlfall, clearance by Daniel Parslow.

36:43

Centre by Chris Smith, Izak Reid manages to make a clearance.

36:02

Andrew Fleming challenges Jonathan Smith unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michael Ingham takes the free kick.

34:27

Unfair challenge on Danny Blanchett by Gary McDonald results in a free kick. Chris Doig takes the direct free kick.

34:02

Andrew Fleming takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

33:36

Corner taken by Robbie Threlfall from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Ashley Chambers.

33:08

Andrew Fleming takes a shot. Blocked by Jonathan Smith.

32:19

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Andrew Fleming, Chris Doig manages to make a clearance.

31:50

The ball is sent over by Robbie Threlfall, Patrick McLaughlin manages to make a clearance.

30:07

The ball is crossed by Andrew Parrish, clearance made by Ashley Chambers. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Andrew Fleming.

29:47

The ball is delivered by Jonathan Smith, clearance by Kevin Ellison.

28:20

Unfair challenge on Ashley Chambers by Stewart Drummond results in a free kick. Shot comes in from Michael Coulson from the free kick, Barry Roche makes a save.

25:04

Jason Walker fouled by Will Haining, the ref awards a free kick. Michael Ingham restarts play with the free kick.

24:56

Richard Brodie sends in a cross, clearance by Michael Coulson.

22:18

Chris Smith concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Brodie. Free kick crossed right-footed by Andrew Fleming, clearance by Chris Smith.

21:23

Daniel Parslow gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Parrish. Barry Roche takes the direct free kick.

20:43

The ball is crossed by Danny Blanchett, Andrew Parrish gets a block in.

16:00

The ball is sent over by Danny Blanchett, save by Barry Roche.

9:28

The ball is sent over by Michael Coulson, Robbie Threlfall gets a block in. Corner taken by Lanre Oyebanjo.

8:48

Ashley Chambers takes a shot. Andrew Parrish gets a block in.

7:29

Richard Brodie takes a shot. Save made by Michael Ingham. Kevin Ellison takes a shot from close in clearing the crossbar.

4:22

Corner taken right-footed by Andrew Fleming to the near post, clearance made by Ashley Chambers.

3:56

Gary McDonald takes a shot. Patrick McLaughlin gets a block in.

2:58

The ball is sent over by Izak Reid, blocked by Danny Blanchett.

2:33

Andrew Parrish is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by Danny Blanchett.

2:04

The official flags Jonathan Smith offside. Indirect free kick taken by Barry Roche.

0:55

Patrick McLaughlin fouled by Gary McDonald, the ref awards a free kick. Lanre Oyebanjo takes the free kick.

0:41

The ball is sent over by Jason Walker, Barry Roche makes a save.

0:00

The game begins.

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