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Walker late show pleases Mills

9 September 2012

York manager Gary Mills was a relieved man as Jason Walker struck in injury time to rescue a point for the Minstermen as they drew 2-2 with Chesterfield.

It looked as if York would suffer their first defeat since the opening day, but Walker scored a second equaliser in the last seconds of injury time after Sam Hird and Craig Westcarr twice put the Spireites in front, with Michael Coulson scoring the home side's first goal.

"It was one of those where you thought one might drop to us at the end. I was glad when I saw four minutes at the end I've got to say. We got there in the end and it's a great point for us, a great point," he said.

"We've put a lot of pressure on them without really testing their goalkeeper and we chased the ball a bit in the second half. We pushed four up front with Blairy (Matty Blair) moving from midfield and it's about being patient.

"I always feel we'll create a couple of chances though and you've got to stick them away when you get them.

Chesterfield caretaker manager Tommy Wright felt the visitors deserved their first league win of the season.

Walker's acrobatic effort left the Scotsman frustrated after the points looked like they would be heading away from Bootham Crescent with the visitors.

"I'm frustrated and disappointed. We did ever so well on a very hot day and I thought we'd got through it," Wright said. "We were pretty comfortable at times, I know a lot of balls went in our box but we dealt with them and I thought on the counter attack we could have done better.

"We had one or two opportunities when we could have got in the box. It's something to work on and two goals away from home is something that can be worked on and we will get better.

"It's frustrating at this moment in time when you're so close. You've got to deal with balls and I've said to the players that the difference between a good side and a bad side is discipline and clearing your box."


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