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Morgan earns a point for Blues
DEAN Morgan earned a hard fought point for Wycombe Wanderers against a spirited York City.
The Blues hit-man was on the spot to tuck home from close range after Matt McClure’s driven strike came back off the post on 69 minutes.
Morgan’s fifth goal of the season cancelled out David McGurk’s towering header five minutes earlier for a York City side that played far better than their current lowly league position would indicate.
But neither side were able to make the telling break-through, with a point-a-piece a fair result as the Blues winning streak came to an end.
It was a decent first half but the best attempts were from distance as neither side were able to carve out any clear cut chances.
Marvin McCoy skidded a low effort just past Ingham’s right-hand post and Sam Wood had half of the ground up on their feet when his dipping drive from the corner of the box clipped the top netting.
Not to be out done by his counterpart, York’s right-back Lanre Oyenanjo hit a rasping drive from 25-yards-out that had Ingram scrambling – but it sailed just over the bar.
Ryan Jarvis’ claims for a penalty under a challenge from Kortney Hause also fell on deaf ears on the stroke of half-time, as the teams went in level at the break after an even first 45 minutes.
Ingram was forced into making a superb one-handed save from Ryan Bowman after the ball fell kindly to the City sub in the box on 57 mins.
The visitors were the better team at the start of the second-half, with Wes Fletcher and Daniel Parslow heading over from deadball situations.
And Wanderers failed to see the warning signs as minutes later Kortney Hause lost Parslow at the far-post from another freekick.
The Minstermen captain’s powerful header back across goal left Ingram clutching at air. Nothing less than the visitors deserved.
But York’s lead would last just five minutes when McClure wriggled away from the City goalscorer and fired a low drive against the post.
And there was Morgan to turn in the rebound for his fifth of the season, to the relief of the Adams Park faithful.
The game could have gone either way from that point – City midfielder Elliot Whitehouse failed to get over the ball as he fired over from 12 yards following a pull-back from the left flank.
Knott – who clipped a delightful goal against Plymouth last week – elected for power this time, stinging the hands of Ingham from 25 yards.
Both sides huffed and puffed in the final ten minutes – with Gareth Ainsworth throwing on Junior Morias and Jo Kuffour to freshen up an attack that has travelled some 1400 miles in recent weeks - but neither side could fashion a clear-cut chance.
Ainsworth and Nigel Worthington had to settle for a share of the points - and neither manager could argue with that.
Wanderers: Ingram, McCoy, Hause, Johnson, Doherty, Kretzschmar, Knott, Lewis, Wood, Morgan, McClure. Subs: Harrison, Dunne, Stewart, Bloomfield, Morias, Kuffour, Arnold.
York City: Ingham, Oyebanjo, Davies, McGurk, Parslow, Jarvis, Montrose, Brobbel, Whitehouse, Fletcher, Carson. Subs: Kettings, Smith, Chambers, Platt, Bowman, Taft, Puri.
Attendance: 4015 (260 from York).
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