The Non-League Football Paper - - NATIONAL LEAGUE NORTH - By Tom Harle

A LATE Dar­ryl Knights win­ner gave Tam­worth a first win in six, beat­ing ten-man York City in a Bootham Cres­cent thriller.

Pro­lific Reece Sty­che’s brace ei­ther side of half-time put the vis­i­tors ahead and City drew level through Jon Parkin and Daniel Rowe be­fore Knights’ late show.

“We got the bat­tling re­sponse I asked for,” Tam­worth boss Andy Mor­rell said. “I’m de­lighted for this group, I believe in them.”

The Lambs led on 35 min­utes when Sty­che sprung the offside trap and fin­ished coolly for his ninth goal in twelve.

The for­mer For­est Green man struck again mo­ments af­ter the break, latch­ing on to a Knights flick to slot in.

For York, Shaun New­ton set up Parkin, the tar­get­man prod­ding in his cross from close range. City, on top, were re­duced to ten men with David Fer­gu­son dis­missed for bundling Bradley Reid over when he was through.

But they lev­elled through Rowe, who turned in at the near post on his home de­but.

Tam­worth pounced in the fi­nal minute, sub Cal­lum Powell rac­ing down the right and cross­ing to Knights, who scored off the post.

“If you gift teams goals like we are, you give your­self a moun­tain to climb,” York boss Martin Gray said. STAR MAN: Ben Fox (Tam­worth) EN­TER­TAIN­MENT: ★★★★★

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