YORK CITY were denied what would have been a first win in three games as they conceded an 89th-minute equaliser at Tamworth.

Darryl Knights struck at the death to earn Tamworth a point, meaning the Minstermen have still kept only one clean sheet – against rock-bottom North Ferriby – in 23 matches.

Aidan Connolly had earlier opened the scoring in a second half that also saw both teams hit the woodwork.

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Most of the action came in the second period, with Hamza Bencherif heading against the outside of the post after Sean Newton swung over a corner.

Tamworth also came within inches of breaking the deadlock, with Joel Kettle swinging over a free-kick to enable Aman Verma to direct a header against the left-hand post.

York finally broke the deadlock in the 73rd minute, with Connolly picking up the ball 25 yards out and drilling home a low finish.

The visitors must have thought they were heading for all three points as the clock ticked down, but Tamworth drew level with one minutes left as York’s defenders failed to adequately clear a throw-in and Knights found the roof of the net from 15 yards.

York: Bartlett; Brown (Parslow 79), Bencherif, Burn, Ferguson; Smith, Heslop, Moke, Newton; Connolly (Almond 87), Correia (Gray 66).