York City 2-2 Cambridge United

Jason Walker
York City top scorer Jason Walker took his goal tally to 14 for the season

Two-goal Jason Walker's late strike earned York City a point in their 2-2 draw against Cambridge United.

Harrison Dunk gave Cambridge an early lead after a nice run down the left.

Walker equalised with a diving header, Patrick McLaughlin's shot having been saved after a mazy run, only for Michael Gash to head the visitors in front from Ashley Carew's cross.

But, from 2-1 down at half-time, Walker levelled with a great free-kick before James Jennings' red card for handball.

Jennings' injury-time sending-off was for a second bookable offence.

'We cannot give goals away' - Mills

York's point keeps them third in the Blue Square Bet Premier - but now seven behind leaders Wrexham.

The U's, who have lost just one of their last 12 league games, remain sixth, a point further back.

It looked as if they might claim all three points when former York forward Gash nodded in Carew's cross from close range.

But, just when it seemed that York's five-match unbeaten home run was coming to an end, Walker produced a 20-yard free-kick to ensure a share of the spoils.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

York City boss Gary Mills told BBC Radio York:

"We've had to score late to get a point out of a game we've dominated possession wise.

"We've given two goals away and had to come back again. We've got to address that not and, while I'm not making a major issue out of it, we need a clean sheet.

"We'd talked about the importance of being patient and thought that it was never going to come. But we picked up a few free-kicks on the edge of the box and Jason Walker has come up with it again."

Cambridge United boss Jez George told BBC Radio Cambridge:

George hails 'outstanding workrate'

"The workrate and the commitment were just outstanding today. They've set new standards.

"They're a good side, we have to aspire to be like that and it shows how far we've come that we're in the dressing room devastated to just pick up one point.

"It was a soft free-kick that's cost us in the end, I think our wall's 15 yards back, but there you go."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

York

  • 24 Ingham
  • 03 Meredith
  • 04 Smith
  • 16 Fyfield Booked
  • 20 Challinor
  • 08 Kerr
  • 15 Boucaud (Potts - 74' )
  • 17 Blair (Moke - 54' )
  • 09 Walker
  • 10 Chambers
  • 26 McLaughlin (Reed - 74' )

Substitutes

  • 05 McGurk
  • 06 Parslow
  • 14 Potts
  • 18 Moke
  • 07 Reed

Cambridge Utd

  • 01 Naisbitt Booked
  • 03 Jennings Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 04 Coulson
  • 12 McAuley
  • 27 Thorpe (Wylde - 77' )
  • 06 Shaw
  • 10 Carew
  • 11 Dunk Booked (Winn - 64' )
  • 16 Jarvis
  • 18 Berry (Charles - 86' )
  • 09 Gash

Substitutes

  • 05 Wylde
  • 08 Murtagh
  • 20 Patrick
  • 07 Charles
  • 21 Winn
Ref: Clark
Att: 2,711

Match Stats

Shots

22 2

On target

11 2

Corners

6 1

Fouls

4 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:19 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +2:34

Ashley Chambers takes the direct free kick, Effort on goal by Jason Walker from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.

90:00 +2:34 Dismissal

Dismissal Red card for James Jennings.

90:00 +1:46

James Jennings handles the ball and concedes a free kick.

90:00 +0:25

Adriano Moke produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.

88:59 Goal scored

Goal! - Jason Walker - York 2 - 2 Cambridge Jason Walker finds the net with a goal direct from the free kick from just outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. York 2-2 Cambridge Utd.

88:18

Rory McAuley challenges Adriano Moke unfairly and gives away a free kick.

85:43 Substitution

Substitution Luke Berry goes off and Ryan Charles comes on.

84:51

Corner taken by Ashley Chambers from the right by-line to the near post, Shot by Jason Walker. Blocked by Josh Coulson.

84:33

Jon Challinor produces a cross, save by Danny Naisbitt.

83:33 Booking

Booking Booking for Danny Naisbitt for time wasting.

83:01

Jon Challinor has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

81:30

Unfair challenge on Jon Challinor by Peter Winn results in a free kick. Michael Ingham takes the direct free kick.

78:26

Effort from outside the area by Adriano Moke goes wide right of the goal.

76:15 Substitution

Substitution Michael Wylde is brought on as a substitute for Jonathon Thorpe.

74:24

Effort from the edge of the area by Ashley Chambers goes wide of the left-hand post.

72:45 Substitution

Substitution Jamie Reed replaces Patrick McLaughlin.

72:45 Substitution

Substitution Michael Potts is brought on as a substitute for Andre Boucaud.

72:45

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jon Challinor on James Jennings. Danny Naisbitt restarts play with the free kick.

71:57

Shot from 18 yards by Adriano Moke. Save by Danny Naisbitt.

69:53

Foul by Rossi Jarvis on Jamal Fyfield, free kick awarded. Ashley Chambers takes the free kick.

68:36

Josh Coulson restarts play with the free kick.

68:36 Booking

Booking Jamal Fyfield booked for unsporting behaviour.

68:13

Handball by Jamal Fyfield.

67:54

Shot by Patrick McLaughlin. Danny Naisbitt makes a comfortable save.

67:36

A cross is delivered by Adriano Moke, blocked by James Jennings.

65:08

Unfair challenge on Adriano Moke by James Jennings results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Patrick McLaughlin.

63:46 Substitution

Substitution (Cambridge Utd) makes a substitution, with Peter Winn coming on for Harrison Dunk.

62:36

Tom Shaw gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Meredith. Ashley Chambers has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

59:08

Rory McAuley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jason Walker. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Ashley Chambers, Danny Naisbitt makes a save. Ashley Chambers takes the inswinging corner, save by Danny Naisbitt.

58:20

Unfair challenge on Andre Boucaud by Tom Shaw results in a free kick. Andre Boucaud takes the free kick.

56:40

Andre Boucaud takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save made by Danny Naisbitt.

55:18

Foul by Patrick McLaughlin on Rory McAuley, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Danny Naisbitt.

53:21 Substitution

Substitution Adriano Moke comes on in place of Matty Blair.

53:21

The offside flag is raised against Matty Blair. Danny Naisbitt restarts play with the free kick.

52:23

A cross is delivered by Jon Challinor, save by Danny Naisbitt.

47:14

Patrick McLaughlin takes the inswinging corner, Header by Jason Walker from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

46:59

Ashley Chambers produces a drilled right-footed shot from 18 yards. Danny Naisbitt makes a save.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +2:14 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +1:00

Patrick McLaughlin produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

45:00 +0:13

Shot by Ashley Chambers. Save by Danny Naisbitt.

44:57

Jon Challinor sends in a cross, clearance by Rory McAuley.

43:37

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jason Walker. Danny Naisbitt restarts play with the free kick.

42:04

Unfair challenge on James Meredith by Ashley Carew results in a free kick. Ashley Chambers restarts play with the free kick.

37:23

Harrison Dunk crosses the ball, clearance made by Chris Smith.

36:32 Booking

Booking Harrison Dunk booked for unsporting behaviour.

34:47

Harrison Dunk challenges Patrick McLaughlin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Patrick McLaughlin crosses the ball in from the free kick.

34:26

Patrick McLaughlin has an effort at goal from 12 yards. Save by Danny Naisbitt.

33:38

The ball is swung over by Matty Blair, James Jennings gets a block in.

30:50

Assist by Ashley Carew.

30:50 Goal scored

Goal! - Michael Gash - York 1 - 2 Cambridge Michael Gash finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. York 1-2 Cambridge Utd.

30:47

Ashley Carew delivers the ball,

27:40

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Meredith on Ashley Carew. Free kick taken by Ashley Carew.

26:16

The ball is delivered by Jon Challinor.

25:15

The ball is swung over by Michael Gash, save made by Michael Ingham.

22:54 Booking

Booking James Jennings goes into the referee's book.

22:34

Unfair challenge on Matty Blair by James Jennings results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jon Challinor.

20:05

Assist by Patrick McLaughlin.

20:05 Goal scored

Goal! - Jason Walker - York 1 - 1 Cambridge Jason Walker finds the net with a headed goal from close range. York 1-1 Cambridge Utd.

17:52

Ashley Carew takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post.

17:20

James Meredith concedes a free kick for a foul on Ashley Carew. Josh Coulson takes the direct free kick.

16:28

The ball is delivered by Jon Challinor, clearance by Josh Coulson.

15:45

The referee penalises Ashley Carew for handball. Direct free kick taken by Scott Kerr.

15:05

A cross is delivered by Matty Blair, Shot from 12 yards from Ashley Chambers. Save made by Danny Naisbitt.

13:55

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Ashley Chambers, Danny Naisbitt makes a save.

13:24

Corner taken by Ashley Chambers played to the near post, Rory McAuley manages to make a clearance.

12:14

A cross is delivered by James Meredith.

10:27

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jason Walker by Rory McAuley. Andre Boucaud takes the direct free kick.

9:27

Corner from the right by-line taken by Patrick McLaughlin, Jason Walker produces a volleyed right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

8:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ashley Carew on James Meredith. Andre Boucaud takes the free kick.

7:21

The assist for the goal came from Michael Gash.

7:21 Goal scored

Goal! - Harrison Dunk - York 0 - 1 Cambridge Goal scored by Harrison Dunk from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. York 0-1 Cambridge Utd.

6:33

Patrick McLaughlin produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.

5:18

Shot from long range by Jon Challinor goes wide of the left-hand post.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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