ACCRINGTON STANLEY put a bad week behind them to leapfrog York and move up to third place in the Conference table.
After their shock FA Cup exit at the hands of Conference North strugglers Worcester on Monday, Stanley needed to bounce back and did just that by seeing off York, who were second before the clash.
It was a scrappy and niggly first half with the highlight a Reds goal on the stroke of half time. Then David Brown sent through Paul Mullin on the right and his cross found Steve Jagielka in the box. Jagielka's shot was well saved by Porter but he could only push the ball into the path of Gary Roberts who made it three goals in three games.
It meant the clash sprung to life in the second half with York equalising when a free kick was headed home by dangerman Andy Bishop at the far post on 62 minutes.
But York's celebrations were shortlived as Ian Craney broke five minutes later and sent Roberts through in the area. It looked like he had wasted the chance when he opted to square it rather than go for goal but, after it missed Brown, Mullin rushed in at the far post to bobble the ball over the line.
There were chances at either end but Stanley held on to seal a valuable three points.