York City twice came from behind to earn a draw at Cheltenham.

Byron Harrison put the hosts ahead, poking home from close range after Matt Richards' corner, before Ryan Bowman's header restored parity.

Richards' free-kick then curled into the net, and although Troy Brown was flagged offside, the referee allowed the goal to stand after consulting his assistant.

A defensive howler from Sido Jombati gifted Bowman his second of the game.

Portuguese defender Jombati and goalkeeper Scott Brown got in each other's way trying to deal with Luke O'Neill's cross and Bowman headed into the empty net.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Cheltenham Town manager Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"We don't blame players individually but we take responsibility together.

Post-match: Cheltenham boss Yates

"We're all just sick of somebody coming in at the end of the game saying 'sorry' for something. They are not doing their jobs properly for 90 minutes. It's cost us four points in the last two games without a shadow of a doubt.

"The league is so tight. We can be where we want to be but we've got to be more consistent and stop giving goals away.

"I'm looking around and I haven't got another defender in the squad at the minute, it's something I need to look at and address."

York City manager Nigel Worthington told BBC Radio York:

Post-match: York boss Worthington

"I thought it was excellent from start to finish.

"It's a very tough place to come to and they are a difficult side to play against but the way we got into the game was very pleasing.

"I'm disappointed with the goal but we showed the character and resilience to get back into the game in very blustery, wet, windy conditions.

"It was the same for both teams but I thought it was a good honest game and probably a fair result at the end of the day."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Cheltenham Town

  • 01 Brown
  • 20 Jombati
  • 14 Richards
  • 16 Penn (Kotwica - 83' )
  • 05 Brown
  • 02 Lowe
  • 25 Noble Booked
  • 08 Deering Booked
  • 07 Cureton (Gornell - 70' )
  • 09 Harrison
  • 04 Taylor

Substitutes

  • 10 Gornell
  • 12 Roberts
  • 17 Hanks
  • 19 Kotwica
  • 22 Braham-Barrett
  • 27 Williams

York City

  • 24 Ingham
  • 30 O'Neill
  • 03 Davies
  • 18 Platt
  • 04 Smith
  • 06 Parslow
  • 12 Carson
  • 29 Whitehouse Booked
  • 19 Bowman (Cresswell - 88' )
  • 09 Fletcher (Jarvis - 70' )
  • 27 Brobbel (Puri - 65' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Kettings
  • 08 Clay
  • 11 Jarvis
  • 16 Fyfield
  • 17 Cresswell
  • 20 Allen
  • 28 Puri
Ref: James Linington

Match Stats

Shots

12 9

On target

6 6

Corners

8 7

Fouls

13 14

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Cheltenham Town 2, York City 2.

90:00 +4:20 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 2, York City 2.

90:00 +2:31

Foul by Terry Gornell (Cheltenham Town).

90:00 +2:31

Daniel Parslow (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +2:02

Attempt saved. Josh Carson (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

90:00 +1:16

Foul by David Noble (Cheltenham Town).

90:00 +1:16

Josh Carson (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

87:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, York City. Richard Cresswell replaces Ryan Bowman.

86:16

Attempt missed. Keith Lowe (Cheltenham Town) header from very close range misses to the left.

85:52

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Ben Davies.

82:41

Foul by Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town).

82:41

Luke O'Neill (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Zachary Kotwica replaces Russell Penn.

81:17

Foul by Keith Lowe (Cheltenham Town).

81:17

Ryan Bowman (York City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

80:02

Attempt saved. Matthew Richards (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

79:06

Sam Deering (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

79:06

Foul by Daniel Parslow (York City).

78:28

Attempt saved. Josh Carson (York City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

76:31

Hand ball by Josh Carson (York City).

73:19

Corner, York City. Conceded by Byron Harrison.

72:41

Corner, York City. Conceded by Troy Brown.

69:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Terry Gornell replaces Jamie Cureton.

69:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, York City. Ryan Jarvis replaces Wes Fletcher.

68:13

Keith Lowe (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:13

Foul by Tom Platt (York City).

67:00

Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66:59

Foul by Chris Smith (York City).

66:10

(Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

66:10

Foul by Ryan Bowman (York City).

65:44

Corner, York City. Conceded by Troy Brown.

65:16

Corner, York City. Conceded by Keith Lowe.

64:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, York City. Sander Puri replaces Ryan Brobbel.

62:47

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Chris Smith.

62:24

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Michael Ingham.

62:12

Attempt saved. Sam Deering (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

61:08

Corner, York City. Conceded by David Noble.

60:32

Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:32

Foul by Wes Fletcher (York City).

58:07

Attempt missed. Luke O'Neill (York City) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

57:36

Foul by Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town).

57:36

Wes Fletcher (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:09

Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

57:09

Foul by Luke O'Neill (York City).

54:27 Booking

Booking David Noble (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

54:17

Foul by David Noble (Cheltenham Town).

54:17

Elliot Whitehouse (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53:14 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Cheltenham Town 2, York City 2. Ryan Bowman (York City) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

47:53

Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:53

Foul by Chris Smith (York City).

46:13

Corner, York City. Conceded by Sido Jombati.

45:43

Foul by Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town).

45:43

Ben Davies (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00

Second Half begins Cheltenham Town 2, York City 1.

45:00 +2:22 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Cheltenham Town 2, York City 1.

44:51 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Cheltenham Town 2, York City 1. Matthew Richards (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from more than 35 yards to the bottom left corner.

44:01

Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44:01

Foul by Ryan Bowman (York City).

42:02 Booking

Booking Elliot Whitehouse (York City) is shown the yellow card.

42:00

Russell Penn (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41:50

Foul by Elliot Whitehouse (York City).

38:34

Attempt saved. Russell Penn (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

37:04 Booking

Booking Sam Deering (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

36:01

Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:01

Foul by Ryan Bowman (York City).

33:26

Foul by Keith Lowe (Cheltenham Town).

33:26

Wes Fletcher (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33:01

Attempt saved. Josh Carson (York City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

32:36

Foul by Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town).

32:36

Ryan Bowman (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:44

Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

30:44

Foul by Ryan Bowman (York City).

28:07

Attempt saved. Josh Carson (York City) right footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

24:55

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Tom Platt.

24:12

Attempt saved. Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

21:45

Attempt missed. Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

21:09

David Noble (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:09

Foul by Elliot Whitehouse (York City).

20:19

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Luke O'Neill.

20:08

Attempt blocked. Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

19:16 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Cheltenham Town 1, York City 1. Ryan Bowman (York City) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ryan Brobbel.

18:50

Corner, York City. Conceded by Keith Lowe.

18:23

Foul by Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town).

18:23

Wes Fletcher (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

17:05

Attempt missed. David Noble (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

15:53

Attempt missed. Wes Fletcher (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

15:08

Foul by Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town).

15:08

Wes Fletcher (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11:44 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Cheltenham Town 1, York City 0. Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

11:16

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Chris Smith.

9:54

Attempt missed. Keith Lowe (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

9:24

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Ryan Brobbel.

8:54

Foul by Daniel Parslow (York City).

8:54

Sam Deering (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8:10

Attempt missed. Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town) header from very close range is too high.

7:42

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Ben Davies.

2:13

Attempt missed. Luke O'Neill (York City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

1:14

Luke O'Neill (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

1:14

Foul by Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town).

0:26

Foul by Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town).

0:26

Ben Davies (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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