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Bootham Crescent (ATT 3,448) 16th August 2014 - Kick off 15:00

York City York City vs Northampton Town Northamptn

York City 1

A Straker (67)

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Northamptn 1

M Richards (90)

Richards earns Northampton draw

Last Updated: 16/08/14 6:21pm

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Marc Richards: Late strike earns a share of the spoils

Marc Richards: Late strike earns a share of the spoils

Marc Richards' late free-kick ensured Northampton continued their unbeaten start to the season following a 1-1 draw at York.

Anthony Straker's strike looked set to give the hosts all three points until Richards' 90th-minute contribution.

The visitors almost made the perfect to start to the match inside the opening three minutes with Ivan Toney carelessly dragging an 18-yard effort wide despite having time and space.

The striker was almost made to pay for his miss as York's Lindon Meikle raced clear one-on-one against Matt Duke but he could only shoot straight at the goalkeeper.

Toney was having an eventful game and he was inches away from giving his side the lead on 30 minutes only for City defender Marvin McCoy to clear his effort off the line.

York had upped the pressure after the break and they took the lead in the 67th minute with Duke unable to stop Straker's low corner from creeping in at the near post.

There would be one final goal in the game, though, with Northampton preserving their unbeaten start to the season as Richards powered home a 90th-minute free-kick.

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Sky Bet League 2

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1 Wycombe Wanderers 21 42
2 Shrewsbury Town 21 40
3 Luton Town 21 40
4 Burton Albion 22 40
5 Plymouth Argyle 21 37
6 Southend United 21 35
7 Newport County AFC 21 34
8 Exeter City 22 34
9 Bury 21 31
10 Morecambe 21 30
11 Accrington Stanley 21 30
12 Cambridge United 21 29
13 Stevenage 21 28
14 Portsmouth 21 27
15 AFC Wimbledon 21 27
16 Mansfield Town 21 26
17 Oxford United 21 25
18 Cheltenham Town 21 25
19 Northampton Town 21 24
20 Dagenham & Redbridge 21 21
21 Carlisle United 21 21
22 York City 21 20
23 Tranmere Rovers 21 19
24 Hartlepool United 21 13