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Boss hails 'professional' performance

2 March 2013

City boss Phil Parkinson was understandably keen to heap praise on his players following their hard-fought victory at York City this Saturday.

Goals from James Hanson and Garry Thompson in the latter stages of the match at Bootham Crescent gave City their second away win in three games and kept them firmly in contention in the top half of the League 2 table.

Before City's two strikes within the last thirteen minutes of the Yorkshire derby, Parkinson's men had shown commendable spirit and discipline to limit their hosts to very little.

Reflecting upon the game afterwards, Parkinson was pleased to see City put in the necessary hard-work early in the game before showing their quality when it mattered to win the points in the key final stages.

Parkinson said: "It was a very professional performance from us today.

"I knew today was going to be a tough game - I watched York at Rotherham on Tuesday and they should have won.

"The pitches aren't the best at this time of year as well so it can be all about commitment and strength at times over other things.

"I thought we showed all that - we were resolute, committed and disciplined - and then we showed our quality when the game opened up towards the end. We know we have that quality, and we showed it with both of the goals.

"Today's game was a lot like many other games at this time of the season. Everyone has something to scrap and fight for. 

"You have to be up for that scrap, and I thought certainly were today and then got our rewards with the two goals at the end." 

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