YORK City Academy remain in the running for the National League Football Academy North D title, despite drawing 2-2 with Hartlepool United.

A point for City means that they sit third in the table and four points adrift of division leaders AFC Fylde, whom York have three matches in hand over.

York were the better side in the opening exchanges and took the lead in the match's early minutes.

Striker Ethan Henderson headed home after a long ball created panic at the back for Hartlepool.

City's 1-0 lead only lasted ten minutes though as a Hartlepool forward struck their equaliser.

York continued to create chances - striker Kiari Ventura putting an effort wide of goal from close range.

The away side hit the front late in the half to give them the advantage going into the second period.

After the restart, Henderson almost had his second of the match by again capitalising on more uncertainty in the Hartlepool defence, though his shot went wide.

With 15 minutes remaining, York found their leveller.

Midfielder Charlie Jebson-King conjured an a strike that beat the visitors' goalkeeper thanks to the help of a deflection.

Both sides pushed for a winner late on - City keeper Lucas Martin being forced into a neat stop with his feet, but neither could claim the three points.

Next up for York is another home game against Darlington.

The North East club are bottom of the table having won just one of their five matches.

York City: Martin, D. Jackson, Drury, Whitfield (C), Watson, Cawthorn, Ventura, Jordan, Henderson, W. Jackson, Jebson-King.

Subs: Wright, Kemp, De Gruchy, Binsley, Sheperd.