York City boss Martin Gray was left incensed by his side’s defensive sloppiness despite a 3-1 FA Trophy home win over Coalville Town.

Gary Martin’s first goal for the Minstermen and a brace of Jon Parkin penalties saw City ease their way into the first round proper of the competition they won last term by beating Macclesfield 3-2 at Wembley.

But Gray was upset that his team failed to keep a clean sheet for the 12th consecutive match after Daniel Creaney replied straight from the kick off following the home side’s third goal.

“I raised the roof of the dressing room after the game, because things have got to change,” the City boss seethed. “I won’t dig anybody out in public, but we cannot be conceding goals straight from the kick off and individuals have got to have a hunger not to let that happen and a desire to keep clean sheets.

“Every week since I’ve come here, we’ve conceded a soft goal and I won’t accept that, even if it means personnel changing, because you have to be switched on and focused from the first minute to the last.”

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