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Posted Wed 17 Jul 13 at 11:40 AM

Dean Morgan scored his fifth goal in four games, but it wasn’t enough to secure all three points as visitors York City held on for a 1-1 draw.

York took the lead in the 63
rdminute through David McGurk, but Blues were level six minutes later when Morgan tapped home after Matt McClure’s shot had rebounded back off the post.

Chairboys pushed for a winner late on, but the Minstermen held firm for a deserved point.

Gareth Ainsworth made one enforced change to the Wanderers line-up with Matt McClure replacing the ill Steven Craig.

There was also a return to the bench for Junior Morias, who recently returned from a loan spell at Hendon.

Billy Knott saw an audacious effort fly well wide in the second minute, but the visitors who came into the game on a four-match losing streak, had settled well.

Chairboys were struggling to break down the City defence and Marvin McCoy tried his luck from distance in the 13th, but again it was off target.

It was the Minstermen who came closest to breaking the deadlock early on when Lanre Oyebanjo reacted quickest to a loose ball, however, his 30-yard drive kept on rising and cleared the crossbar.

The lack of clear chances was beginning to frustrate Blues and Sam Wood was cautioned for a foul on Ryan Jarvis, before Morgan picked up his fifth booking of the season.

Ingram had to be alert to save from David McGurk before Wanderers broke up the other end and Wood’s hooked volley was deflected away by the centre-back.

Ryan Brobbel’s left-footed drive tested Ingram again in the 38th minute, but the keeper was well placed to make a comfortable stop.

It was the Chairboys who were inches away from breaking the deadlock two minutes before the break. Wood played a short corner to Morgan and received the ball back from the striker before skipping past one man and taking aim from 20 yards. The winger’s shot had Michael Ingham
beaten all ends up, but cleared the bar by inches.

The final few minutes of the half saw the most goalmouth action with Jarvis claiming for a penalty and Ingram then parrying away Josh Carson’s drive.

Wes Flecther headed Ben Davies’ corner over seconds after the restart and Daniel Parslow repeated that feat five minutes later as the visitors started the second half well.

Ingram came to Blues’ rescue in the 56th minute when he produced a stunning save low down to parry substitute Ryan Bowman’s close-range shot before gathering at the second attempt.

York got the goal their early second-half play deserved in the 63rd minute when McGurk eluded Kortney Hause at the far post to meet Ryan Brobbel’s free-kick and power a header past Ingram.

Wanderers only trailed for six minutes though. McClure did well to react after the ball broke loose in the area and his shot beat Ingham before bouncing back off the post, only for Morgan to tap in from close-range.

Elliott Whitehouse blazed over from inside the area as the visitors responded to the equaliser and McCoy then did well to deny Brobbel after Jarvis’ clever flick.

Ingham produced a fine stop to tip over Knott’s 25-yarder following a quick break, before the midfielder saw another venomous strike blocked by his own man from the resulting corner.

Ainsworth made his first change with 14 minutes remaining, bringing on Jo Kuffour for McClure, but it was at the other end were Blues did well five minutes later as Johnson cleared off the line and McCoy headed away the follow up.

Morias was introduced for Morgan four minutes later and the Chairboys pushed forward for a late winner, but again the visitors defended well to see out time.

Wanderers: Ingram, McCoy, Hause, Doherty, Johnson, Kretzschmar, Lewis (c), Knott (Bloomfield 90), Wood, Morgan (Morias 86), McClure (Kuffour 76).

Subs: Harrison, Dunne, Stewart, Arnold. 

York: Ingham, Oyebanjo, Davies, McGurk, Parslow (c), Jarvis, Montrose, Brobbel (Chambers 84), Whitehouse, Fletcher (Bowman 56), Carson (Puri 90). 

Subs: Kettings, Smith, Platt, Taft.

Attendance: 4,015 (260 York)

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