Collins stakes his claim for the job

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - FOOTBALL -

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.

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