Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, York City 0.
Tranmere Rovers 1-0 York City
Tranmere climbed to the National League summit, but needed a last-gasp goal to beat strugglers York at Prenton Park.
James Norwood powered in a header at the back post deep into injury time to break the Minstermen's hearts.
The visitors threatened to turn up the books from the outset, Rhys Murphy warming the gloves of Scott Davies from distance.
Tranmere found it hard to assert themselves, though Kyle Letheren also had to be alert to turn aside a Norwood header.
York also threatened after the break when debutant Jon Parkin attempted to lob Davies, but the stopper back-pedalled excellently to tip over.
Despite York's positive efforts, they extended their dismal sequence to 18 matches without a win.
Report supplied by the Press Association.
- 1DaviesBooked at 90mins
- 5McNultyBooked at 45mins
- 20MaynardSubstituted forKirbyat 31'minutes
- 8HarrisBooked at 88minsSubstituted forDawsonat 90'minutes
- 19ManganSubstituted forCookat 64'minutes
- 3WhittleBooked at 64mins
- 36MurphySubstituted forMcDaidat 57'minutes
- Wayne Barratt
Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, York City 0.
Scott Davies (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Goal! Tranmere Rovers 1, York City 0. James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers).
Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Adam Dawson replaces Jay Harris.
Jay Harris (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Andy Cook replaces Andy Mangan.
Alex Whittle (York City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Substitution, York City. Robbie McDaid replaces Rhys Murphy.
Second Half begins Tranmere Rovers 0, York City 0.
First Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, York City 0.
Steve McNulty (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jake Kirby replaces Lois Maynard.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.