ADAM HINSHELWOOD felt that York City deserved all three points in their 1-1 draw with FC Halifax Town.

An encouraging performance in the rearranged Yorkshire derby saw Dipo Akinyemi put York ahead in the second-half, but a stoppage-time equaliser from Rob Harker cruelly denied City an important three points.

Hinshelwood was frustrated not to be heading home with the points, but credited his team for their endeavour in a spirited performance, taking the time out to also laud the travelling City supporters.

“You don’t always get what you deserve in football,” Hinshelwood admitted.

“I thought that we had gone toe-to-toe with another play-off contender and in my opinion, we were the better team.

“It’s a really difficult place to come but the character that the lads have shown in the last few games, to come away with ten points, it’s been tremendous with some really tough games in there.

“They gave their absolute everything out on their pitch, their integrity was getting questioned and they’ve responded superb.

“I’m really disappointed that it’s not another three points because we would have been much closer to the end goal, but it’s another unbelievable performance and I am really proud of the players.

“It’s a disappointing one, I don’t know if it’s got caught up in the lights.

“It’s a soft goal to concede but it’s happened now and we have got to move on quickly.

“We all win together, we lose together and today we’ve come away with a point, together.

“The players probably deserved a little bit more after their efforts today.

“A lot got made of the style I like to play, but that’s the bread and butter of any successful team in my opinion.

“There are non-negotiables, especially when you’re playing in front of a following like that today.

“I was absolutely amazed! It’s the first time I’ve been here so I didn’t know which end was the home or away!

“We had to take note of all of the York City flags behind the goal, and when you get a following like that you have to give endeavour through every minute of the game. They certainly did that.”

Hinshelwood also gave an update on goalkeeper Rory Watson after he was injured in the pre-match preparations for the game, with the City boss considering recalling Maison Campbell from his loan spell with Vanarama National League North outfit Scunthorpe United.

Hinshelwood explained: “He’s come in and he’s played a lot of games in such a short space of time, so that was a bit of a factor.

“He made a save and got up quickly to try and stop it from going out, and he’s just felt something, a cramping sensation when he’s kicking the ball.

“I felt that him starting would risk it for the team.

“Fair play to him, because he could have carried on, but he put the team first like they are all doing at the moment.

“We’ve got a good squad in there, I really like the atmosphere and I like the way they train. I just want to keep that spirit going.

“I believe because it is a goalkeeper, we can call back.

“It might be a case of recalling our goalkeeper that is out on loan, Maison. Get him back in, which we might have to do now.

“We’re not in a position to take any risks, we’ve got to make sure that all bases are covered and we have to get our very good secretary Lisa on the case. She’ll know the ins and outs of that one!”