Collins presses his claims with York

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - FOOTBALL -

NA­TIONAL LEAGUE NORTH: York City’s long­est un­de­feated run since Jan­uary stands at five games fol­low­ing a 1-1 draw at Here­ford.

Care­taker man­ager Sam Collins has taken five points from a pos­si­ble nine, but the former Hull and Hud­der­s­field de­fender is yet to learn whether he will be given the reins on a per­ma­nent ba­sis.

His prospects would have cer­tainly been en­hanced had the Min­ster­men held on to the 24th-minute lead, given to them cour­tesy of Ma­caulay Langstaff’s third goal of the sea­son.

But Mike McGrath replied in the 65th minute to en­sure Here­ford avoided a third straight de­feat.

Guise­ley ex­tended their un­beaten run to six games with a 1-1 home draw with Ch­ester.

The Lions’ lat­est game with­out de­feat also felt like two points lost af­ter former Hal­i­fax de­fender Scott Garner’s 88thminute header had opened the scor­ing. But fel­low cen­tre-back Jon Mo­ran also used his head to level in stop­page time.

Kaine Felix might still have grabbed vic­tory for Guise­ley, only for de­fender Simon Grand to block his goal­bound ef­fort.

Brad­ford Park Av­enue missed out on mov­ing up to sec­ond af­ter Kurt Wil­loughby’s stop­page-time penalty earned hosts FC United of Manch­ester a 2-2 draw.

Close-range ef­forts from cap­tain Shane Kil­lock and Jake Beesley had put Av­enue in front, but Brodie Litch­field re­duced the deficit be­fore Wil­loughby con­verted from the spot.

Mark Bower’s men are now third – five points be­hind lead­ers Chor­ley.

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