YORK City's Under-19s claimed a determined point when they battled back from two goals down to draw 3-3 at home to Boston United on Friday.

A second-half brace from Josh Knowles secured a draw for the young Minstermen after Boston had fought back from a goal down to lead 3-1.

The result keeps York in fourth place in the National League U19 Alliance table, 10 points behind leaders Solihull Moors with two games in hand.

Billy Gordon gave City the lead in the 17th minute with a curling strike from the edge of the area at Wigginton Road.

But the hosts' advantage lasted only nine minutes before the Pilgrims were awarded a penalty after City keeper Michael Hogan was penalised for a foul in the area. He went to his right as the strike went down the middle of the goal.

Two minutes on, Boston took the lead with a low effort from the edge of the area.

With just over 10 minutes to go before half-time, Boston - who had been largely the better side in the first 45 - took the lead. Hogan came out for a long ball over top and was lobbed from a tight angle.

Both sides had chances to add to the scoreline before the whistle, with Knowles seeing a header saved and Kieran Clayton's effort cleared off the line, while a Boston effort went just wide of Hogan's right-hand post.

City were back in it just after the hour mark. Striker Luke Jones flicked on a ball played into the area and Knowles tapped in from very close range.

And the equaliser arrived two minutes from time. With centre-back Ben Dale hitting the post, Boston failed to clear their lines and Knowles was there to capitalise.

City's next test is next week at second-placed Guiseley, who have played two games fewer than York but have amassed three points more.