York City manager Russ Wilcox was thrilled with the character his side displayed when they came from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Carlisle United.The Minstermen fell two goals behind in the first half and Vadaine Oliver was sent off early in the second period to make things all the more difficult.
But, against the odds, Wilcox's men fought back and took a point thanks to goals from Luke Summerfield and Josh Carson.
The manager told yorkcityfootballclub.co.uk: “I think our position at half time led a lot of people to think that it would be an away win but we showed immense character and determination to come back from that.
“It’s definitely a point gained, especially with 10 men; there are so many positives to take from our performance.
“That’s three games unbeaten now with seven goals, but the main positive is the commitment and desire from every single one of these lads.
“We have to commend the fans today too, they were fantastic, both in the game and in the minute’s applause for David Longhurst.
“You just feel that David was up there looking down on us to come back from that, especially as all the goals were scored in that end of the stadium.”
The result lifted York up to 16th in the Sky Bet League 2 table with nine points from their first eight matches.