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FULL TIME: Accrington Stanley 1 York City 1
4:54pm Thursday 26th December 2013 in Sport
GEORGE Bowerman’s goal gave Accrington Stanley a point in their League Two fixture at home to York City.
Former Stanley loanee Wes Fletcher had put the visitors ahead from the penalty spot, but Bowerman levelled just before half time.
Stanley named 19-year-old Andrew Dawber in goal after loan keeper Marcus Bettinelli was recalled by Fulham.
The Reds almost went ahead on the half hour mark when Aaron McCarey made a good save to keep out James Gray’s header, but York were ahead in the 35th minute.
Former Burnley striker Fletcher, who once had a loan spell at Stanley, scored from the penalty spot after he had been fouled by Dean Winnard in the box.
Bowerman put Stanley back on level terms on the stroke of half time, however, as he turned home from close range after Piero Mingoia’s cross had caused the York defence problems.
Stanley looked for a winner in the second half, but the game ended all square.
Stanley: Andrew Dawber, Nicky Hunt, Dean Winnard, Tom Aldred, Lee Naylor, Kal Naismith, Luke Joyce, Peter Murphy, Piero Mingoia, George Bowerman, James Gray (Danny Webber 70). Subs not used: Rob Atkinson, Michael Liddle, Michael Richardson, Will Hatfield, Shay McCartan, Josh Windass.
York: Aaron McCarey, Luke O’Neill, Keith Lowe, David McGurk, Ben Davies, Lanre Odebanjo (Michael Coulson 46), Josh Carson, Lewis Montrose, Elliott Whitehouse, Ryan Jarvis (Ryan Bowman 69), Wes Fletcher. Subs not used: Michael Ingham, Jamal Fyfield, Tom Platt, Sander Puri, Ashley Chambers.
Attendance: 2,009 (away 717).
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