Collins stakes his claim for the job
NATIONAL LEAGUE NORTH: Former Hull City and Huddersfield Town defender Sam Collins kicked off his reign as York City caretaker manager with a point at Brackley.
Collins, who wants the job fulltime, secured a 0-0 draw at last season’s beaten play-off finalists, who did not have a shot in the second period.
The Minstermen also also created more chances than their hosts in the first period.
Sunderland academy product Fergus McAughtrie, 18, son of former centre-back Dave, called goalkeeper Danny Lewis into the best save of the match from his 25-yard effort on his senior debut.
York goalkeeper Adam Bartlett was rarely tested, although defender Joe Tait did kick a goalbound shot from James Armson to safety, as the Minstermen secured their first back-to-back clean sheets on the road in more than a year.
Bradford Park Avenue moved up to third with their fourth win in six matches – at Hereford.
Conor Branson gave the visitors a first-half lead by powerfully heading home.
That advantage was doubled when substitute Danny Boshell was tripped by Mike McGrath on 79 minutes for a penalty that Oli Johnson converted.
The Bulls’ consolation also came from the spot through Harry White after Mark Ross tangled with Jamie Bird.
Former York attacker Kaine Felix earned Guiseley their first victory of the season with a ‘93rd-minute’ winner that left Nuneaton bottom of the table.
Felix pounced to secure a 2-1 triumph from Niall Heaton’s long throw.
Nuneaton had led through Enoch Andoh, only for substitute Alex Purver to level with a low shot from Kingsley James’ pass.
Following Felix’s goal, there was more late woe for Nuneaton, as Ash Carter was dismissed for an off-the-ball incident.