York 1-2 Southport

Southport defeated York City in a battle between two Blue Square Bet Premier play-off-chasing sides.

York thought they had taken the lead but Jamie Reed had a first-half strike ruled out for offside.

The visitors went ahead through Andy Owens' low shot after a neat one-two with Tony Gray, who then scored from the edge of the area.

Reed's volley closed the gap, before Matty Blair fired wide from six yards out two minutes from time.

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York City manager Gary Mills told BBC Radio York:

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We were the better side - Mills

"Obviously disappointed to lose today, it was a big game for us and we haven't won.

"I thought we were the better side, we had chances and I couldn't see them scoring, I really couldn't, and then they have.

"The second one looked a bit of a sloppy goal, I've got to be honest, but Southport are Southport,- they do what they do and they do it well you have to break them down you know and how it works.

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