York 1-1 Accrington

Accrington rescued a priceless point in stoppage time as they salvaged a dramatic draw at relegation rivals York - who remain in the bottom two.

After several chances and some fine goalkeeping, York made the breakthrough in first-half injury time as Adam Reed calmly slotted the ball home.

Accrington came close to levelling late on as Michael Coulson blocked an effort from ex-England man James Beattie.

But Peter Murphy did rescue a point, bundling in a Lee Molyneux corner.

The result means Accrington, who have scored injury-time goals in their past three games, are two points above the drop zone.

York, meanwhile, are in the bottom two on goal difference, with Torquay above them also on 46 points.

However, bottom-of-the-table Aldershot are just two points behind the pair and have two games in hand.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

York City manager Nigel Worthington told BBC Radio York:

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Fate in our hands - Worthington

"You knew that they would be throwing things in around the box and 99.9% of the time we dealt with it, but unfortunately with 5 minutes of extra time - I don't know where it came from - low and behold they got a goal, which is disappointing.

"But we're still in the race and that's the big thing I think.

"Three big games in seven days is tough for anybody, but the effort that the players put in is phenomenal and you could see some of them today were running on the red light."

Accrington manager Leam Richardson told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"It's a huge point. Come the end of the season, you'll realise how big that point is.

"The spectacle wasn't great and we didn't come out of the traps at all in the first half.

"But we took the game to them in the second half and I thing we deserved a point in the end."

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