York City manager Gary Mills said his sides work is not yet done as they aim for a place in the Buildbase FA Trophy Final but he was proud of his team after they beat Lincoln City in the semi-final first leg.

The Minstermen were without Yan Klukowski, Daniel Parslow and Asa Hall who had all been ruled out due to injury but they fought on to come from a goal down to gain the win.

Goals by Vadaine Oliver and substitute Aidan Connolly proved to be the difference with the away side scoring through an early Lee Angol penalty.

Mills said “I’ve said all along, we’ve had a blip or two, but in 18 games, we deserve credit, we’ve had a bit of bad luck, what’s nice is we know we can win games the way we play, we did that again tonight,

“I’ve got to rest the players and train them, we have to be ready and focused for the test on Saturday, I know we will be because I will make sure of it.”

He picked out for praise goalkeeper Kyle Letheren, who made a crucial stop just before half-time: “That’s what keepers do, a good keeper does it at the right time, that is what we have, he’s made some good saves during the game, he is a big player for us.”

Summing up the victory Mills said: “It’s a great feeling, you have to work hard for it, the lads will sleep well, they know how tough it has been, we found an extra yard, a bit of fight, that felt good as the boss.”

Article: Thomas Feaheny (@thomasfeaheny)
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