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York City 5-3 Southport

Jon Parkin inspired York to a breathtaking 5-3 win against rock-bottom Southport which involved the lead changing hands three times.

The Minstermen went ahead in the fourth minute when Aidan Connolly slipped the ball to Sean Newton who skipped past a couple of defenders and fired home from 15 yards via a deflection.

However, the Sandgrounders surged in front with two goals inside a minute. First, Louis Almond left Shaun Rooney for dead near the corner flag and then curled home a brilliant 19th-minute equaliser.

Moments later, the visitors turned the game on its head with an even better goal as Rory McKeown let fly with a 30-yard rocket which found Kyle Letheren's top right-hand corner.

Almond then stretched the visitors' lead in the 41st minute with his second spectacular goal, turning sharply before rifling home a dipping 25-yard shot over Letheren.

However, City were given hope in first-half stoppage time when Parkin's lofted cross was headed in by Vadaine Oliver from a couple of yards out.

York deservedly equalised in the 64th minute when Parkin chested down Amari Morgan-Smith's cross and volleyed home from eight yards.

Parkin later turned provider for Morgan-Smith to score past the advancing Craig King eight minutes later.

Oliver then hit the post before City made the points safe in the 78th minute following a long throw from substitute Sam Muggleton, making his debut, which Parkin simply headed in from eight yards.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

York

  • 28LetherenSubstituted forSimpsonat 67'minutes
  • 2Rooney
  • 8Heslop
  • 37Bencherif
  • 33Newton
  • 12ConnollySubstituted forMokeat 46'minutes
  • 36Parslow
  • 17HallSubstituted forMuggletonat 64'minutes
  • 31Parkin
  • 29Oliver
  • 9Morgan-SmithBooked at 89mins

Substitutes

  • 13Simpson
  • 21Fenwick
  • 24Muggleton
  • 34Moke
  • 35Holmes

Southport

  • 28KingBooked at 60mins
  • 2WhiteBooked at 54mins
  • 24Cundy
  • 23McKeown
  • 4Nolan
  • 11ColySubstituted forJonesat 46'minutes
  • 26Higgins
  • 10Hynes
  • 25Almond
  • 22StevensonBooked at 9minsSubstituted forMcKennaat 82'minutes
  • 19Weeks

Substitutes

  • 3Ashton
  • 8Grimes
  • 12Jones
  • 14McKenna
  • 27Brodie
Referee:
Steven Rushton
Attendance:
2,482

Live Text

Match ends, York City 5, Southport 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, York City 5, Southport 3.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Ben McKenna replaces Jim Stevenson.

Goal!

Goal! York City 5, Southport 3. Jon Parkin (York City).

Goal!

Goal! York City 4, Southport 3. Amari Morgan-Smith (York City).

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Luke Simpson replaces Kyle Letheren.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Sam Muggleton replaces Asa Hall.

Goal!

Goal! York City 3, Southport 3. Jon Parkin (York City).

Booking

Craig King (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Ross White (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Andrai Jones replaces Jean-Charles Coly.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Adriano Moke replaces Aidan Connolly.

Second Half

Second Half begins York City 2, Southport 3.

Half Time

First Half ends, York City 2, Southport 3.

Goal!

Goal! York City 2, Southport 3. Vadaine Oliver (York City).

Goal!

Goal! York City 1, Southport 3. Louis Almond (Southport).

Goal!

Goal! York City 1, Southport 2. Rory McKeown (Southport).

Goal!

Goal! York City 1, Southport 1. Louis Almond (Southport).

Booking

Jim Stevenson (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! York City 1, Southport 0. Sean Newton (York City).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Forest Green38229779463375
2Lincoln City35226767343372
3Tranmere36217855322370
4Dag & Red382141363461767
5Gateshead391812965392666
6Aldershot3918111053341965
7Dover371961268541463
8Barrow381614855381762
9Macclesfield351761249371257
10Wrexham391411143849-1153
11Boreham Wood391313134033752
12Eastleigh391313135151052
13Bromley38147174557-1249
14Solihull Moors38139165355-248
15Chester371210155654246
16Guiseley391210174656-1046
17Sutton United37129164050-1045
18Braintree39129184763-1645
19Woking39118205469-1541
20Maidstone United37118184564-1941
21Torquay38109194354-1139
22York37715154159-1836
23North Ferriby United39103262564-3933
24Southport3887234484-4031
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