Away day troubles mount up for York
NATIONAL LEAGUE NORTH: York City equalled their worst post-War run of away league defeats at the end of a calendar year following a 2-1 loss at Blyth Spartans.
Six straight National League North disappointments on the road saw York match the club’s miserable away finale to 1965, with former loan striker Bradley Fewster rubbing salt into the wounds by grabbing an 83rdminute winning goal.
Fewster latched on to a long free-kick that was taken quickly and netted as half the away team were still celebrating a disallowed Macaulay Langstaff ‘goal’. Earlier, Sean Reid’s penalty was wiped out by a goal from Jake Wright.
Ben McKenna struck in stoppage time to extend tabletopping Bradford Park Avenue’s unbeaten run to an 11th league game during a 2-2 draw at Boston.
Lewis Knight opened the scoring with a spectacular freekick, goals from Ben Davies and Max Wright edged the Pilgrims in front, before McKenna’s late equaliser.
Guiseley missed out on a first home league win since October 13 when Connor Hampson grabbed an 89th-minute equaliser for Altrincham.
Earlier goals from Niall Heaton and Will Hatfield had overhauled Ashley Hemmings’s opener.