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17:15 22nd October 2016

York 1 Chester 1

Kane Richards’ last gasp leveller kept the Blues excellent unbeaten run alive at Bootham Crescent this afternoon.

The superb sub struck two minutes into added time after Matt Fry’s opener – in a game that provided great entertainment.

Jon McCarthy’s side were lively throughout – with Ryan Lloyd firing over the first effort of the game after being teed up by Elliott Durrell.

At the other end, Higgins headed just over for the home side following a set piece routine.

The Blues, who were beaten by Southport last weekend in the FA Cup, certainly created plenty of opportunities as the first half drew to a close.

Craig Mahon stung the palms of Letheren from range; Durrell’s free kick crept beyond the post and crosses from both Mahon and Jordan Chapell failed to get touches.

The second half provided more of the same – Durrell belting an effort just over the crossbar and James Alabi was somehow denied by the legs of the keeper one-on-one.

Moments later however, the home side opened the scoring.

A short corner routine allowed Fry to open the scoring – ending the Blues’ clean sheet run at 738 minutes.

Chester were defiant though and put in a response to try and get back level; Durrell’s free kick was saved before Richards somehow managed to strike the post from a matter of yards out.

Nevertheless, the forward made amends in added time; nodding home from Lloyd’s cross to ensure a share of the spoils.

YORK CITY: Letheren, Whittle, Kamdjo, Higgins, Fry, Ntl, Heslop, Fenwick (Brodie 69), Clarke (Galbraith 64), Rzonca (Klukowski 77), Oyebanjo.
SUBS NOT USED: Flinders, Clappison.
BOOKED: Nti, Heslop, Fenwick, Galbraith, Brodie.
CHESTER: Roberts, Vassell, Hughes, Astles, Hunt, Durrell, Lloyd, George, Chapell (Richards 66), Mahon, Alabi.
SUBS NOT USED: Lynch, Killock, Hudson, Joyce.
BOOKED: Vassell, Richards.
SCORERS: Fry 70; Richards 90+2
ATTENDANCE: 2,639 (565 away).
REFEREE: Ryan Johnson.


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