YORK City were denied victory by a late goal at promotion-chasing Gillingham in npower League Two.

Coventry loan striker Cody McDonald snatched a 1-1 draw for the Gills in the 85th minute after the Minstermen had led for the majority of the match.

The visitors took the lead in the 17th minute at the Priestfield Stadium when Gillingham's Charlie Lee turned Paddy McLaughlin's corner into his own net.

City skipper Chris Smith saw his header from another McLaughlin corner hit a post, while York 'keeper Michael Ingham was called into action to keep the Gills at bay.

The draw, the Minstermen's 13th of the campaign, leaves Gary Mills' men in 15th place in the League Two table.