Match ends, York City 5, Southport 3.
York City 5-3 Southport
Jon Parkin inspired York to a breathtaking 5-3 win against rock-bottom Southport which involved the lead changing hands three times.
The Minstermen went ahead in the fourth minute when Aidan Connolly slipped the ball to Sean Newton who skipped past a couple of defenders and fired home from 15 yards via a deflection.
However, the Sandgrounders surged in front with two goals inside a minute. First, Louis Almond left Shaun Rooney for dead near the corner flag and then curled home a brilliant 19th-minute equaliser.
Moments later, the visitors turned the game on its head with an even better goal as Rory McKeown let fly with a 30-yard rocket which found Kyle Letheren's top right-hand corner.
Almond then stretched the visitors' lead in the 41st minute with his second spectacular goal, turning sharply before rifling home a dipping 25-yard shot over Letheren.
However, City were given hope in first-half stoppage time when Parkin's lofted cross was headed in by Vadaine Oliver from a couple of yards out.
York deservedly equalised in the 64th minute when Parkin chested down Amari Morgan-Smith's cross and volleyed home from eight yards.
Parkin later turned provider for Morgan-Smith to score past the advancing Craig King eight minutes later.
Oliver then hit the post before City made the points safe in the 78th minute following a long throw from substitute Sam Muggleton, making his debut, which Parkin simply headed in from eight yards.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 28LetherenSubstituted forSimpsonat 67'minutes
- 12ConnollySubstituted forMokeat 46'minutes
- 17HallSubstituted forMuggletonat 64'minutes
- 9Morgan-SmithBooked at 89mins
- 28KingBooked at 60mins
- 2WhiteBooked at 54mins
- 11ColySubstituted forJonesat 46'minutes
- 22StevensonBooked at 9minsSubstituted forMcKennaat 82'minutes
- Steven Rushton
Second Half ends, York City 5, Southport 3.
Substitution, Southport. Ben McKenna replaces Jim Stevenson.
Goal! York City 5, Southport 3. Jon Parkin (York City).
Goal! York City 4, Southport 3. Amari Morgan-Smith (York City).
Substitution, York City. Luke Simpson replaces Kyle Letheren.
Substitution, York City. Sam Muggleton replaces Asa Hall.
Goal! York City 3, Southport 3. Jon Parkin (York City).
Craig King (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Ross White (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Substitution, Southport. Andrai Jones replaces Jean-Charles Coly.
Substitution, York City. Adriano Moke replaces Aidan Connolly.
Second Half begins York City 2, Southport 3.
First Half ends, York City 2, Southport 3.
Goal! York City 2, Southport 3. Vadaine Oliver (York City).
Goal! York City 1, Southport 3. Louis Almond (Southport).
Goal! York City 1, Southport 2. Rory McKeown (Southport).
Goal! York City 1, Southport 1. Louis Almond (Southport).
Jim Stevenson (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Goal! York City 1, Southport 0. Sean Newton (York City).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.