The Minstermen were left with a distinct feeling of déjà vu on Saturday when denied a deserved victory by a ‘94th-minute’ equaliser from Northampton Town.
A week earlier, York had suffered an identical fate at Tranmere Rovers, and the League Two outfit were also knocked out of the Capital One Cup by a ‘91st-minute’ strike by Doncaster Rovers’ Harry Forrester.
Ahead of tonight’s game with promoted Cambridge United at Bootham Crescent, Worthington replied: “It is something we have to learn from.
“Our performance, once again, had been excellent and I felt we deserved to win the game.
“But we didn’t and we have to move on. I know what people will be saying after we conceded late on three times in a week, but it won’t affect us or make the players anxious in the future.
“You will probably never see it happen three times to a team again so we move on and focus on Cambridge.”
Wes Fletcher’s return after five months out was a bright spot for York, but the striker is likely to start on the bench again tonight.
Last six games: York City DLDDLD, Cambridge United LWWWLL.
Last time: York City 2 Cambridge United 2; October 18, 2011; Conference.
Referee: R Clark (Northumberland).