Wes Fletcher equalised from the penalty spot as York hit back from 2-0 down to earn their third draw of the season.

After Keith Lowe headed an early effort against the post for the Minstermen, Tom Elliott nodded the visitors in front midway through the first half.

Kwesi Appiah then doubled the lead with a penalty after Elliott was brought down by keeper Jason Mooney.

Jake Hyde responded with a header after the break with Fletcher levelling after being felled by Josh Coulson.

Cambridge United boss Richard Money told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:

Money on York v Cambridge

"It's an away point in a really tough game, in the middle of a tough period.

"Three points from the first four games - I don't think we should be too unhappy with that.

"People will say 'You've let a two-goal lead slip'. I don't think you can think about that. Really, 2-2 was the least they deserved.

"It's a very steep learning curve. I thought York were very good. It's because we were very good in the front half of the pitch in the first half that we came out with a result."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

York City

  • 01 Mooney (Ingham - 45' )
  • 02 McCoy
  • 05 McCombe (Winfield - 45' )
  • 15 Lowe
  • 03 Ilesanmi
  • 20 Meikle
  • 13 Straker
  • 10 Penn Booked
  • 08 Summerfield
  • 39 Hyde (Fletcher - 71' )
  • 07 Coulson

Substitutes

  • 06 Parslow
  • 09 Fletcher
  • 14 Montrose
  • 16 Winfield
  • 18 Platt
  • 21 Hirst
  • 24 Ingham

Cambridge United

  • 01 Dunn
  • 17 Hughes
  • 05 Bonner Booked
  • 03 Taylor
  • 04 Coulson
  • 15 Simpson (Sam-Yorke - 62' )
  • 22 Chadwick (Whittall - 60' Booked )
  • 07 Donaldson
  • 08 Champion
  • 10 Elliott Booked (Tait - 51' )
  • 21 Appiah

Substitutes

  • 02 Tait
  • 09 Cunnington
  • 13 Norris
  • 14 Hunt
  • 19 Sam-Yorke
  • 24 Whittall
  • 25 Lennon
Ref: Richard Clark
Att: 3,176

Match Stats

Shots

23 12

On target

9 7

Corners

6 2

Fouls

13 14

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, York City 2, Cambridge United 2.

90:00 +4:11 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, York City 2, Cambridge United 2.

90:00 +3:55

Attempt saved. Liam Hughes (Cambridge United) header from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

90:00 +3:17

Foul by Femi Ilesanmi (York City).

90:00 +3:17

Liam Hughes (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +2:14

Foul by Wes Fletcher (York City).

90:00 +2:14

Tom Champion (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

89:33

Attempt missed. Josh Coulson (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

89:18

Attempt saved. Liam Hughes (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

88:41

Foul by Luke Summerfield (York City).

88:41

Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:17

Attempt missed. Femi Ilesanmi (York City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

86:12

Foul by Dave Winfield (York City).

86:12

Tom Champion (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

85:49

Corner, York City. Conceded by Greg Taylor.

85:01

Attempt missed. Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

84:08

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Keith Lowe.

83:24

Keith Lowe (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

83:24

Foul by Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United).

82:00 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! York City 2, Cambridge United 2. Wes Fletcher (York City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

81:30

Penalty York City. Wes Fletcher draws a foul in the penalty area.

81:30

Penalty conceded by Tom Bonner (Cambridge United) after a foul in the penalty area.

79:07

Attempt saved. Michael Coulson (York City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

77:43

Lindon Meikle (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77:43

Foul by Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United).

76:04

Russell Penn (York City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

76:04

Foul by Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United).

73:08

Attempt missed. Lindon Meikle (York City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

72:17

Attempt saved. Wes Fletcher (York City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

70:03 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, York City. Wes Fletcher replaces Jake Hyde.

69:25

Russell Penn (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

69:25

Foul by Sam Whittall (Cambridge United).

69:06 Booking

Booking Russell Penn (York City) is shown the yellow card.

69:00

Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

68:46

Foul by Russell Penn (York City).

68:14

Marvin McCoy (York City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

68:14

Foul by Delano Sam-Yorke (Cambridge United).

65:44

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

64:48 Booking

Booking Sam Whittall (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card.

64:35

Luke Summerfield (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:35

Foul by Sam Whittall (Cambridge United).

62:39

Corner, York City. Conceded by Josh Coulson.

62:22

Lindon Meikle (York City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

62:22

Foul by Tom Champion (Cambridge United).

61:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cambridge United. Delano Sam-Yorke replaces Robbie Simpson.

59:42 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cambridge United. Sam Whittall replaces Luke Chadwick.

58:02

Attempt saved. Luke Summerfield (York City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

55:30

Dave Winfield (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

55:30

Foul by Robbie Simpson (Cambridge United).

53:55

Corner, York City. Conceded by Greg Taylor.

52:32

Attempt missed. Marvin McCoy (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

52:00

Corner, York City. Conceded by Richard Tait.

51:21

Corner, York City. Conceded by Ryan Donaldson.

51:00

Dave Winfield (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

50:58

Foul by Luke Chadwick (Cambridge United).

50:38

Attempt missed. Femi Ilesanmi (York City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

50:02 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cambridge United. Richard Tait replaces Tom Elliott because of an injury.

48:00

Attempt saved. Michael Coulson (York City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

45:00

Second Half begins York City 1, Cambridge United 2.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, York City. Dave Winfield replaces John McCombe.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, York City. Michael Ingham replaces Jason Mooney.

45:00 +2:35 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, York City 1, Cambridge United 2.

45:00 +2:17

Attempt blocked. John McCombe (York City) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

45:00 +1:36

Attempt saved. Luke Summerfield (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

45:00

Tom Champion (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

44:59

Foul by Michael Coulson (York City).

43:49

Luke Summerfield (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

43:49

Foul by Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United).

42:41 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! York City 1, Cambridge United 2. Jake Hyde (York City) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Michael Coulson.

39:52

Attempt saved. Robbie Simpson (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

39:05

Foul by Russell Penn (York City).

39:05

Tom Elliott (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:03 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! York City 0, Cambridge United 2. Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

36:38

Penalty conceded by Keith Lowe (York City) after a foul in the penalty area.

36:38

Penalty Cambridge United. Tom Elliott draws a foul in the penalty area.

34:58

Attempt missed. Michael Coulson (York City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

31:34

Attempt missed. Anthony Straker (York City) header from the left side of the box misses to the left.

29:39

Attempt saved. Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

26:27 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! York City 0, Cambridge United 1. Tom Elliott (Cambridge United) from a free kick with a header to the high centre of the goal.

26:04

Foul by Jake Hyde (York City).

26:04

Tom Champion (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

25:47

Attempt missed. Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

20:00

Attempt missed. Lindon Meikle (York City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

19:46

Attempt blocked. Luke Summerfield (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

19:00

Tom Champion (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

18:55

Foul by Jake Hyde (York City).

18:20

Attempt missed. Tom Elliott (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

17:17

Attempt missed. Michael Coulson (York City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

16:10

Attempt missed. Michael Coulson (York City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

14:45

Foul by Luke Summerfield (York City).

14:45

Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

14:11

Attempt saved. Tom Elliott (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

13:52

Attempt blocked. Robbie Simpson (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

13:15

Foul by Luke Summerfield (York City).

13:15

Tom Elliott (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:27

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

12:27

Foul by Liam Hughes (Cambridge United).

12:02

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by John McCombe.

10:25

Marvin McCoy (York City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

10:25

Foul by Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United).

5:39 Booking

Booking Tom Elliott (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card.

4:28

Luke Summerfield (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

4:28

Foul by Tom Elliott (Cambridge United).

4:04

Foul by Lindon Meikle (York City).

4:04

Tom Champion (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

2:35

Attempt saved. Jake Hyde (York City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

1:25

Attempt missed. Luke Summerfield (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

1:06

Keith Lowe (York City) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box following a corner.

0:37

Corner, York City. Conceded by Chris Dunn.

0:18

Attempt saved. Michael Coulson (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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