CITY BRING DROUGHT TO AN END
YORK CITY ended their six-game wait for a National League North win by defeating FC United of Manchester.
A goal in each half from Alex Harris and Jordan Burrow secured the points for the Minstermen.
But the visitors, who went into the game having matched their best-ever away run at sixth-tier level following three consecutive triumphs on their travels, were unfortunate to trail at half-time having dominated for long periods and home keeper Adam Bartlett was presented with the man-of-thematch champagne.
York forged ahead against the run of play on 25 minutes when Bartlett’s long punt forward sent Harris clear.
An outrushing Lloyd Allinson saved Harris’ first shot, but the former Hibernian attacker followed up to find the empty goal.
Bartlett made his best save of the contest after the break when his instinctive reflex stop kept out Stephen O’Halloran’s powerful header.
Instead, York sealed victory on 86 minutes when United centreback Chris Lynch conceded a penalty for pushing Kennedy Digie in the air as the on-loan Kidderminster defender looked to get on the end of Kallum Griffiths’ corner.
Burrow subsequently tucked away his ninth goal of the season, finding Allinson’s bottom-right corner as the visiting keeper dived the other way.
STAR MAN: Adam Bartlett (York) ENTERTAINMENT: ★★★★★