York 2 Cambridge 2: Walker snatches late York equaliser

Jason Walker, York City’s leading scorer, snatched the equaliser in a dramatic finish after York had trailed for much of the match.

Walker, who has now scored 13 goals this season, levelled in the first half and then crashed home a free kick with a minute to go.

York made an early raid from Ashley Chambers shooting high and wide. But it was Cambridge who took an eighth-minute lead when Michael Gash headed on and Harrison Dunk fired home low inside Michael Ingham’s left-hand post.

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York drew level when Patrick McLaughlin’s shot was parried by Danny Naisbitt and Walker pounced to head home.

Cambridge were in front again on 32 minutes when Ashely Carew put in a cross from the right and Gash, a former York player, headed in unchallenged. McLaughlin was inches away from equalising right on half time.

York went all out for the equaliser after the interval with Cambridge hardly having an attack worthy of note.

Then, in a grandstand finish, York snatched a late equaliser. An attack on the left saw Adriano Moke brought down on the edge of the penalty area and Walker hammered the free kick from the 18-yard line over the defensive wall into the roof of the net. James Jennings was sent off for handball, his second cautionable offence.