YORK City manager Martin Foyle hailed an improved display as his side drew 1-1 at Altrincham following back-to-back defeats against Barrow and Eastbourne.

Richard Brodie missed a first-half penalty but then scored his 18th goal of the season just 46 seconds after the break.

Home midfielder Shaun Densmore had earlier given the Robins a 14th-minute lead following a mistake by Danny Parslow.

Foyle said: “It was an improved performance and, whilst I’m not going to say I was delighted with a point, I was pleased with the guts the players showed.

“It was unfortunate that we made another mistake for their goal but it’s all about having character, recovering and winning your headers then.

“Danny has been great alongside David McGurk for the last couple of seasons, he’s a leader and I’ve got no problems with him.”

Foyle also added his praise for strikers Brodie, debutant Adam Boyes and Simon Brown who lined up in a 4-3-3 formation.

He said: “We played like that to make things tighter and I thought the three front lads worked really hard.

“They are genuine lads and if you have that work ethic you get your rewards.

“I thought Boysey was super and Michael Ingham also saved us a couple of times at the other end.”