Striker Jason Walker salvages a draw for York City at Cheltenham Town

A LATE goal from striker Jason Walker earned York City a 1-1 draw at npower League Two promotion-chasers Cheltenham Town.

The Minstermen held their own for 66 minutes at Whaddon Road, but striker Shaun Harrad then hit the opening goal that appeared set to lift the home side into the automatic promotion places.

In a further blow to City, defender David McGurk was stretchered off after going down injured in the build up to Harrad's goal.

Shortly after the goal, City manager Gary Mills made a double change, with Jon Challinor and up-for-sale striker Jamie Reed thrown into the action.

And, with six minutes remaining, Walker struck his eighth goal of the season from close range to salvage a point for the visitors.

The draw - York's 11th of the campaign - keeps the Minstermen in 15th place in the League Two table.

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5:04pm Sat 12 Jan 13

duffy says...

I just hope that's not the end for McGurk.
I just hope that's not the end for McGurk. duffy

5:04pm Sat 12 Jan 13

YorkCityLuke says...

Brilliant, well done City. Mills proved he is not a 'tactical retard' (as one thicko on here has been saying) by planning well for both the weather and the opposition style of play. We pulled a point closer to the play off places - only 5 more to make up in the remaining 19 games!
Brilliant, well done City. Mills proved he is not a 'tactical retard' (as one thicko on here has been saying) by planning well for both the weather and the opposition style of play. We pulled a point closer to the play off places - only 5 more to make up in the remaining 19 games! YorkCityLuke

5:13pm Sat 12 Jan 13

brahma says...

YorkCityLuke wrote:
Brilliant, well done City. Mills proved he is not a 'tactical retard' (as one thicko on here has been saying) by planning well for both the weather and the opposition style of play. We pulled a point closer to the play off places - only 5 more to make up in the remaining 19 games!
Good result but don't get too euphoric. Of the bottom five, Bristol, Plymouth, Aldershot and Barnet all won, while Wimbledon drew, so reducing the gap at that end too. Remember the year we went out of the league, were we not about this position just after half term?
[quote][p][bold]YorkCityLuke[/bold] wrote: Brilliant, well done City. Mills proved he is not a 'tactical retard' (as one thicko on here has been saying) by planning well for both the weather and the opposition style of play. We pulled a point closer to the play off places - only 5 more to make up in the remaining 19 games![/p][/quote]Good result but don't get too euphoric. Of the bottom five, Bristol, Plymouth, Aldershot and Barnet all won, while Wimbledon drew, so reducing the gap at that end too. Remember the year we went out of the league, were we not about this position just after half term? brahma

5:18pm Sat 12 Jan 13

A user says...

Good result today but I fear for TY....
Good result today but I fear for TY.... A user

5:29pm Sat 12 Jan 13

duffy says...

brahma wrote:
YorkCityLuke wrote:
Brilliant, well done City. Mills proved he is not a 'tactical retard' (as one thicko on here has been saying) by planning well for both the weather and the opposition style of play. We pulled a point closer to the play off places - only 5 more to make up in the remaining 19 games!
Good result but don't get too euphoric. Of the bottom five, Bristol, Plymouth, Aldershot and Barnet all won, while Wimbledon drew, so reducing the gap at that end too. Remember the year we went out of the league, were we not about this position just after half term?
Yes I was thinking that myself. Hopefully we have enough but the squad is now very thin.
[quote][p][bold]brahma[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YorkCityLuke[/bold] wrote: Brilliant, well done City. Mills proved he is not a 'tactical retard' (as one thicko on here has been saying) by planning well for both the weather and the opposition style of play. We pulled a point closer to the play off places - only 5 more to make up in the remaining 19 games![/p][/quote]Good result but don't get too euphoric. Of the bottom five, Bristol, Plymouth, Aldershot and Barnet all won, while Wimbledon drew, so reducing the gap at that end too. Remember the year we went out of the league, were we not about this position just after half term?[/p][/quote]Yes I was thinking that myself. Hopefully we have enough but the squad is now very thin. duffy

5:39pm Sat 12 Jan 13

YorkCityLuke says...

Yes, it's close at both ends - but our form has definitely picked up since the rather poor November results, even without making new signings. If we get Chambers back within the next few weeks (how badly is he injured?) that could make a huge positive impact going into the last couple of months of the season.
Yes, it's close at both ends - but our form has definitely picked up since the rather poor November results, even without making new signings. If we get Chambers back within the next few weeks (how badly is he injured?) that could make a huge positive impact going into the last couple of months of the season. YorkCityLuke

5:51pm Sat 12 Jan 13

OLD - HEAD says...

What a precious point today, but the teams below us have generally done well . A few weeks ago we were well clear of the dreaded relegation places, but now its down to just nine points. We must grind out a few three pointers, sooner rather than later.
What a precious point today, but the teams below us have generally done well . A few weeks ago we were well clear of the dreaded relegation places, but now its down to just nine points. We must grind out a few three pointers, sooner rather than later. OLD - HEAD

5:52pm Sat 12 Jan 13

duffy says...

YorkCityLuke wrote:
Yes, it's close at both ends - but our form has definitely picked up since the rather poor November results, even without making new signings. If we get Chambers back within the next few weeks (how badly is he injured?) that could make a huge positive impact going into the last couple of months of the season.
As you say it's a few weeks out I think but McReedy back is a big plus.Coulson is probably out for the season or as good as. If we lose Reed also as I think we will it's leaving us next to nothing up front. What happened to Rodman today ?
[quote][p][bold]YorkCityLuke[/bold] wrote: Yes, it's close at both ends - but our form has definitely picked up since the rather poor November results, even without making new signings. If we get Chambers back within the next few weeks (how badly is he injured?) that could make a huge positive impact going into the last couple of months of the season.[/p][/quote]As you say it's a few weeks out I think but McReedy back is a big plus.Coulson is probably out for the season or as good as. If we lose Reed also as I think we will it's leaving us next to nothing up front. What happened to Rodman today ? duffy

5:59pm Sat 12 Jan 13

RooBeck says...

We love you City we do,we love you City we do, we love you City we do, Oh City we love you!! Great effort - now, lets take three points from a resurgent Aldershot team next Saturday afternoon! We are more than a decent team in this league! COYR.
We love you City we do,we love you City we do, we love you City we do, Oh City we love you!! Great effort - now, lets take three points from a resurgent Aldershot team next Saturday afternoon! We are more than a decent team in this league! COYR. RooBeck

5:59pm Sat 12 Jan 13

duffy says...

Rodman is out with a hamstring problem-.
Rodman is out with a hamstring problem-. duffy

6:07pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Jo1971 says...

TY is fine. Blow to head and neck but ok now. Good O
TY is fine. Blow to head and neck but ok now. Good O Jo1971

6:28pm Sat 12 Jan 13

openallhours says...

Great point but worrying that the lower teams are picking up points. The Aldershot game should tell us something about how we'll fare for the rest of the season.
Great point but worrying that the lower teams are picking up points. The Aldershot game should tell us something about how we'll fare for the rest of the season. openallhours

7:11pm Sat 12 Jan 13

bill bailey says...

Oh doom and gloom.come chaps you dont go there and pick up points.ill tell you what Fleetwood would have liked that point.your 6 behind them forget those behind.dont look below.look where you could be with 6 more points.you got the club, you got the manager,you got the players,dont be negitive,If i was was the the leeder of the pack i would be as happy as a pig ina sty.there are players the club has got that a few clubs woul;d like.
Oh doom and gloom.come chaps you dont go there and pick up points.ill tell you what Fleetwood would have liked that point.your 6 behind them forget those behind.dont look below.look where you could be with 6 more points.you got the club, you got the manager,you got the players,dont be negitive,If i was was the the leeder of the pack i would be as happy as a pig ina sty.there are players the club has got that a few clubs woul;d like. bill bailey

7:21pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Tug job says...

duffy wrote:
YorkCityLuke wrote:
Yes, it's close at both ends - but our form has definitely picked up since the rather poor November results, even without making new signings. If we get Chambers back within the next few weeks (how badly is he injured?) that could make a huge positive impact going into the last couple of months of the season.
As you say it's a few weeks out I think but McReedy back is a big plus.Coulson is probably out for the season or as good as. If we lose Reed also as I think we will it's leaving us next to nothing up front. What happened to Rodman today ?
Hamstring, apparently.
[quote][p][bold]duffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YorkCityLuke[/bold] wrote: Yes, it's close at both ends - but our form has definitely picked up since the rather poor November results, even without making new signings. If we get Chambers back within the next few weeks (how badly is he injured?) that could make a huge positive impact going into the last couple of months of the season.[/p][/quote]As you say it's a few weeks out I think but McReedy back is a big plus.Coulson is probably out for the season or as good as. If we lose Reed also as I think we will it's leaving us next to nothing up front. What happened to Rodman today ?[/p][/quote]Hamstring, apparently. Tug job

7:39pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Yorkieroy60 says...

A good battling point for "never say die" City on a heavy pitch in difficult windy conditions which would have more suited the home sides more direct approach so well done City!-I don't think we need to be looking at teams below us we need just to keep battling on & finish as high as we can-onwards & upwards for the Mighty Minstermen!
A good battling point for "never say die" City on a heavy pitch in difficult windy conditions which would have more suited the home sides more direct approach so well done City!-I don't think we need to be looking at teams below us we need just to keep battling on & finish as high as we can-onwards & upwards for the Mighty Minstermen! Yorkieroy60

7:50pm Sat 12 Jan 13

johnno65 says...

Just heard young Middlesbrough Cenre back Adam Jackson is going out on loan to a league two club, he's a real tall easy to talk to lad played for England under 18's all round nice lad, best mates with Ben Gibson i just hope it's us
Just heard young Middlesbrough Cenre back Adam Jackson is going out on loan to a league two club, he's a real tall easy to talk to lad played for England under 18's all round nice lad, best mates with Ben Gibson i just hope it's us johnno65

8:24pm Sat 12 Jan 13

johnno65 says...

Please dont sell Reedy him and Chalinor came on and changed the game.
If Rodders is out for a while please GM talk him into seeing the season through.
Please dont sell Reedy him and Chalinor came on and changed the game. If Rodders is out for a while please GM talk him into seeing the season through. johnno65

11:18pm Sat 12 Jan 13

cityforthepremier says...

Well done to the people who got off their backsides and went and watched the team while keyboard warriors wrote the game off as a "certain defeat". Their commitment was rewarded in fine style, and they will have a great weekend I'm sure.
Well done to the people who got off their backsides and went and watched the team while keyboard warriors wrote the game off as a "certain defeat". Their commitment was rewarded in fine style, and they will have a great weekend I'm sure. cityforthepremier

11:17am Sun 13 Jan 13

Budgie says...

Good draw, as bill bailey quotes lets be positive look up the league not down,but, yes, we need that big striker whereever he is to turn those draws in to wins
Good draw, as bill bailey quotes lets be positive look up the league not down,but, yes, we need that big striker whereever he is to turn those draws in to wins Budgie

11:19am Sun 13 Jan 13

YoRkIe59 says...

what date does the transfer window close? its starting to get a bit worrying now,every day reading other clubs in our league signing players while no sign as yet of anyone coming in to us,hope its not going to be another last minute scramble for whoevers left,specially if someone comes in and snaps reedy up which id be surprised if it did happen.
what date does the transfer window close? its starting to get a bit worrying now,every day reading other clubs in our league signing players while no sign as yet of anyone coming in to us,hope its not going to be another last minute scramble for whoevers left,specially if someone comes in and snaps reedy up which id be surprised if it did happen. YoRkIe59

11:30am Sun 13 Jan 13

duffy says...

YoRkIe59 wrote:
what date does the transfer window close? its starting to get a bit worrying now,every day reading other clubs in our league signing players while no sign as yet of anyone coming in to us,hope its not going to be another last minute scramble for whoevers left,specially if someone comes in and snaps reedy up which id be surprised if it did happen.
End of the month, we have these trialists from Ireland coming in next week and Mills seems quietly confident of something coming from this. I think we all now realise just how tough it is financially for the club after last weeks figures. I guess it's probably a case of bringing in enough to secure our position in the league this season and then try and push on next although the reality is we are always going to be up against clubs with way more to spend than us.
[quote][p][bold]YoRkIe59[/bold] wrote: what date does the transfer window close? its starting to get a bit worrying now,every day reading other clubs in our league signing players while no sign as yet of anyone coming in to us,hope its not going to be another last minute scramble for whoevers left,specially if someone comes in and snaps reedy up which id be surprised if it did happen.[/p][/quote]End of the month, we have these trialists from Ireland coming in next week and Mills seems quietly confident of something coming from this. I think we all now realise just how tough it is financially for the club after last weeks figures. I guess it's probably a case of bringing in enough to secure our position in the league this season and then try and push on next although the reality is we are always going to be up against clubs with way more to spend than us. duffy

11:47am Sun 13 Jan 13

YoRkIe59 says...

yeah Duffy those figures certainly do bring us back to reality or at least they should do.All the more reason to keep hold of such as Reed surely at least till the end of the season as someone else suggested.And also to get used to the idea that we arnt going to be a club to tempt away players such as jamille Matt etc only way is with that bit of luck we need to discover someone whos been discarded or overlooked,but equaly important to think hard before letting a goalscorer go.
yeah Duffy those figures certainly do bring us back to reality or at least they should do.All the more reason to keep hold of such as Reed surely at least till the end of the season as someone else suggested.And also to get used to the idea that we arnt going to be a club to tempt away players such as jamille Matt etc only way is with that bit of luck we need to discover someone whos been discarded or overlooked,but equaly important to think hard before letting a goalscorer go. YoRkIe59

12:35pm Sun 13 Jan 13

openallhours says...

cityforthepremier wrote:
Well done to the people who got off their backsides and went and watched the team while keyboard warriors wrote the game off as a "certain defeat". Their commitment was rewarded in fine style, and they will have a great weekend I'm sure.
Give it a rest you clown. There are many fans who attend most home games but don't go to away matches.

You should remember that the next time you're downing your half a shandy, cheering on a Premier league team in The Terrace or where ever it is you go.

Crazy fool!
[quote][p][bold]cityforthepremier[/bold] wrote: Well done to the people who got off their backsides and went and watched the team while keyboard warriors wrote the game off as a "certain defeat". Their commitment was rewarded in fine style, and they will have a great weekend I'm sure.[/p][/quote]Give it a rest you clown. There are many fans who attend most home games but don't go to away matches. You should remember that the next time you're downing your half a shandy, cheering on a Premier league team in The Terrace or where ever it is you go. Crazy fool! openallhours

12:57pm Sun 13 Jan 13

play up city says...

Great first half with the weather conditions point and sounds like we battled in the second half which is good to hear..Just need some quailty in midfield and up front just to give us that little edge. And agree wiyh millsy that we can be a team that others find hard to play against and get something from but just need that touch of quality but well chuffed!!!
Great first half with the weather conditions point and sounds like we battled in the second half which is good to hear..Just need some quailty in midfield and up front just to give us that little edge. And agree wiyh millsy that we can be a team that others find hard to play against and get something from but just need that touch of quality but well chuffed!!! play up city

1:13pm Sun 13 Jan 13

duffy says...

openallhours wrote:
cityforthepremier wrote:
Well done to the people who got off their backsides and went and watched the team while keyboard warriors wrote the game off as a "certain defeat". Their commitment was rewarded in fine style, and they will have a great weekend I'm sure.
Give it a rest you clown. There are many fans who attend most home games but don't go to away matches.

You should remember that the next time you're downing your half a shandy, cheering on a Premier league team in The Terrace or where ever it is you go.

Crazy fool!
Half the ones that went to the game yesterday were predicting a defeat. He only comes on here to abuse other posters, bit of a sad life but hey we should pity him.
[quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cityforthepremier[/bold] wrote: Well done to the people who got off their backsides and went and watched the team while keyboard warriors wrote the game off as a "certain defeat". Their commitment was rewarded in fine style, and they will have a great weekend I'm sure.[/p][/quote]Give it a rest you clown. There are many fans who attend most home games but don't go to away matches. You should remember that the next time you're downing your half a shandy, cheering on a Premier league team in The Terrace or where ever it is you go. Crazy fool![/p][/quote]Half the ones that went to the game yesterday were predicting a defeat. He only comes on here to abuse other posters, bit of a sad life but hey we should pity him. duffy

2:28pm Sun 13 Jan 13

cityforthepremier says...

duffy wrote:
openallhours wrote:
cityforthepremier wrote:
Well done to the people who got off their backsides and went and watched the team while keyboard warriors wrote the game off as a "certain defeat". Their commitment was rewarded in fine style, and they will have a great weekend I'm sure.
Give it a rest you clown. There are many fans who attend most home games but don't go to away matches.

You should remember that the next time you're downing your half a shandy, cheering on a Premier league team in The Terrace or where ever it is you go.

Crazy fool!
Half the ones that went to the game yesterday were predicting a defeat. He only comes on here to abuse other posters, bit of a sad life but hey we should pity him.
Who was the one sat following the game on the computer LOL. "Sad life", I think you need to get out more rather than being sat on here all day every day spouting crap!
[quote][p][bold]duffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cityforthepremier[/bold] wrote: Well done to the people who got off their backsides and went and watched the team while keyboard warriors wrote the game off as a "certain defeat". Their commitment was rewarded in fine style, and they will have a great weekend I'm sure.[/p][/quote]Give it a rest you clown. There are many fans who attend most home games but don't go to away matches. You should remember that the next time you're downing your half a shandy, cheering on a Premier league team in The Terrace or where ever it is you go. Crazy fool![/p][/quote]Half the ones that went to the game yesterday were predicting a defeat. He only comes on here to abuse other posters, bit of a sad life but hey we should pity him.[/p][/quote]Who was the one sat following the game on the computer LOL. "Sad life", I think you need to get out more rather than being sat on here all day every day spouting crap! cityforthepremier

4:46pm Sun 13 Jan 13

Phil, Leeds says...

Very good point against a strong Cheltenham side and the least we deserved. Looked much more like scoring when Reed was introduced. Surely it must be worth trying Reed and Walker together?
Very good point against a strong Cheltenham side and the least we deserved. Looked much more like scoring when Reed was introduced. Surely it must be worth trying Reed and Walker together? Phil, Leeds

4:52pm Sun 13 Jan 13

duffy says...

Phil, Leeds wrote:
Very good point against a strong Cheltenham side and the least we deserved. Looked much more like scoring when Reed was introduced. Surely it must be worth trying Reed and Walker together?
I don't see Mills ever changing to a 4-4-2 and that's the only way it's ever going to happen. Reed has been tried out wide and that never worked and Walker is always going to play ahead of him in the central striker role
[quote][p][bold]Phil, Leeds[/bold] wrote: Very good point against a strong Cheltenham side and the least we deserved. Looked much more like scoring when Reed was introduced. Surely it must be worth trying Reed and Walker together?[/p][/quote]I don't see Mills ever changing to a 4-4-2 and that's the only way it's ever going to happen. Reed has been tried out wide and that never worked and Walker is always going to play ahead of him in the central striker role duffy

5:38pm Sun 13 Jan 13

goreds says...

When is 'big' more than 'massive' - when a grim faced Millsy said 'big' point at Cheltenham it looked like he really meant it . If we'd lost it we would have been looking one way - below us , but we are still clinging on to a playoff chance.
I can't believe Exeter are 3rd - we played them off the pitch - I know we lost.
When is 'big' more than 'massive' - when a grim faced Millsy said 'big' point at Cheltenham it looked like he really meant it . If we'd lost it we would have been looking one way - below us , but we are still clinging on to a playoff chance. I can't believe Exeter are 3rd - we played them off the pitch - I know we lost. goreds

7:29pm Sun 13 Jan 13

skilly says...

Excellent point, for god sakes stop looking down the league table the league is tight but lets focus on our performances and results such negativity does my head in!
Excellent point, for god sakes stop looking down the league table the league is tight but lets focus on our performances and results such negativity does my head in! skilly

7:35pm Sun 13 Jan 13

Edsoni says...

We've just taken an away point from the 4th favourites for the title.
Yet the lily-livered yellow backs are talking about getting nervous.
Some huffy duffers seem to take delight in talking us down or trying to create an air of panic or discontent.
Thank goodness, the players have more confidence in the management and in their and the team's abilities than these so called supporters.
Or am I being taken in by the trolls??
We've just taken an away point from the 4th favourites for the title. Yet the lily-livered yellow backs are talking about getting nervous. Some huffy duffers seem to take delight in talking us down or trying to create an air of panic or discontent. Thank goodness, the players have more confidence in the management and in their and the team's abilities than these so called supporters. Or am I being taken in by the trolls?? Edsoni

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