Select a Team

Sky Bet League 2

The Crown Ground (ATT 2,009) 26th December 2013 - Kick off 15:00

Accrington Accrington Stanley vs York City York City

Accrington 1

G Bowerman (45+2)

ft

York City 1

W Fletcher (pen 35)

All-square between strugglers

Last Updated: 26/12/13 8:02pm

  • Share:
Wes Fletcher: Penalty not enough for three points

Wes Fletcher: Penalty not enough for three points

A Wes Fletcher penalty was cancelled out by George Bowerman's goal as Accrington and York settled for a point in a 1-1 draw.

Both sides are battling at the wrong end of the table but a draw keeps them both out of the bottom two.

It was a big day for Stanley's 19-year-old keeper Andrew Dawber, making his league debut after Fulham recalled on loan keeper Marcus Bettinelli on Christmas Day.

Dawber saved the first shot on target, diving low to deny Lewis Montrose.

Peter Murphy side-footed just wide for Accrington from a Lee Naylor corner while James Gray's diving header forced keeper Aaron McCarey into a superb one-handed save.

It was York who took the lead after 35 minutes when referee Mark Heywood pointed to the spot, judging defender Dean Winnard to have dragged back Fletcher. Fletcher, who had a spell on loan at Stanley earlier in his career, struck home the penalty for his eighth goal of the season.

However Stanley equalised on the stroke of half-time when Piero Mingoia's ball in from the right bounced around the area and Bowerman managed to find the bottom corner of the net from eight yards out.

Michael Coulson came on at the break for the visitors and just failed to connect with a cross seconds after the restart while Gray fired wide in a good position for the home side.

Josh Carson burst through for York but could only find the side netting and Stanley put the visitors under intense pressure at the end but neither side could find the winning goal.

  • Share:

Matches

Table

Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Scunthorpe United 42 76
2 Rochdale 42 75
3 Chesterfield 42 74
4 Fleetwood Town 42 69
5 Burton Albion 42 68
6 Southend United 42 62
7 Oxford United 42 62
8 York City 42 61
9 Plymouth Argyle 42 58
10 Mansfield Town 42 56
11 Bury 42 54
12 Dagenham & Redbridge 42 54
13 Newport County AFC 42 53
14 AFC Wimbledon 42 52
15 Cheltenham Town 42 52
16 Portsmouth 42 51
17 Accrington Stanley 42 50
18 Hartlepool United 42 49
19 Morecambe 42 49
20 Exeter City 42 48
21 Bristol Rovers 42 47
22 Wycombe Wanderers 42 46
23 Northampton Town 42 46
24 Torquay United 42 39