YORK WITH LATE STRIKE
ACCRINGTON ....1 Stanley boss is keeping the faith
shouldn’t need anyone to do that. The only good thing to come out of the first half was that it was only 1-0. We’ve got goals in our team and we can raise our game.
“We came out miles better in the second-half and I’m made up. We took the game to them and they got deeper and deeper. In the end, the pressure told.” Paul Rachubka tipped Richard Cresswell’s goalbound header over the bar on six minutes and he later saved Ashley Chambers’ shot when one-onone.
Murphy cleared Reed’s shot from Chambers’ 24thminute corner off the line as Stanley lived dangerously.
But Reed finished coolly inside the penalty area after his initial shot was blocked in first-half stoppage time to give York the lead. Josh Carson played in substitute Michael Coulson with an incisive 69th-minute throughball and Rachubka saved well to keep Stanley in the game.
And they equalised at the death when Murphy poked home amid a goalmouth scramble from Laurence Wilson’s corner.
That strike kept York in the relegation zone on goal difference, but Ministermen boss Nigel Worthington refused to give up hope.
“It’s still in our hands and as long as the players continue to put the commitment and energy into their performance then we can’t ask anymore,” he said.
“There’s good spirit and belief that we can do it and while there are points available we will fight until the last whistle.
“I think if the game was a month ago then we probably would have lost it but there’s resilience there and character. We’re showing the dirty side of the game that is required to make a good team and that is important.
“I thought our play in the first-half was excellent. In the second half the change in personnel in losing David McGurk was a little bit of an upset for us as we had to change things about.
“You know they are going to throw things in the box and 99 per cent of the time we dealt with them. Unfortunately there was five minutes of stoppage time, I don’t know where it came from, and
they get a goal.”
ON THE WAY IN: Chaos in the York area as Accrington equalise through Peter Murphy, hidden