Match ends, Chester FC 0, York City 2.
Chester 0-2 York City
York climbed out of the National League relegation zone after a 2-0 win at mid-table Chester.
Both sides spurned chances early on but it was the Minstermen who took a 25th-minute lead thanks to Vadaine Oliver, who collected possession from Amari Morgan-Smith's through ball before slotting home.
Elliott Durrell went through on goal but was denied by York goalkeeper Scott Loach while at the other end Jon Parkin's long-range effort struck the inside of the post before bouncing clear.
Either side of half-time, Lynch expertly saved twice from Morgan-Smith, who struck the post on the hour mark, but the visitors guaranteed victory 15 minutes from time courtesy of Danny Holmes' half-volley.
York move up to 19th in the table and a point above the bottom four after Torquay and Woking were held to draws at Aldershot and Barrow respectively while Braintree were beaten at home to Dover.
Report supplied by the Press Association.
- 8ShawBooked at 68mins
- 5HudsonSubstituted forGeorgeat 64'minutes
- 16HuntSubstituted forVassellat 64'minutes
- 26DawsonBooked at 29minsSubstituted forRichardsat 64'minutes
- 9Morgan-SmithBooked at 66minsSubstituted forMokeat 90'minutes
- David Rock
Second Half ends, Chester FC 0, York City 2.
Substitution, York City. Adriano Moke replaces Amari Morgan-Smith.
Goal! Chester FC 0, York City 2. Danny Holmes (York City).
Tom Shaw (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.
Amari Morgan-Smith (York City) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Chester FC. Luke George replaces Blaine Hudson.
Substitution, Chester FC. Theo Vassell replaces Johnny Hunt.
Substitution, Chester FC. Kane Richards replaces Lucas Dawson.
Second Half begins Chester FC 0, York City 1.
First Half ends, Chester FC 0, York City 1.
Lucas Dawson (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Chester FC 0, York City 1. Vadaine Oliver (York City).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.