Early in the second half, Jamie Forrester came close to getting a goal on his debut. Stuart Elliott crossed in from the left, and Mike Ingham kept out Forrester's first time shot from close range.
City had a number of corners while York also had good possession, but neither side were able to create any clear cut opportunities, so the match ended in a goal-less draw in front of an 18,437 crowd at the KC Stadium.
City line-up (4-4-2): Musselwhite; Regan, Anderson (Whittle 45), Joseph, Holt (Melton 45); Green, Ashbee, Delaney, Williams (Webb 76); Forrester, Elliott.
Un-used subs: Fettis, Jevons.