TWO slip-ups cost York City dearly as they went down 2-1 at home to Exeter City in npower League Two.

The Minstermen, seeking a third successive home victory, made a lively start at Bootham Crescent and carved out a series of early openings.

However, the Grecians forged ahead with a breakaway goal after the hosts lost possession on halfway in the 14th minute. Following some desperate lunges from York defenders, home forward Alex Rodman put through his own net trying to scramble the ball clear.

The lead lasted only five minutes as midfielder Michael Potts stabbed the ball past former York loan 'keeper Artur Krysiak following a good Minstermen move.

The visitors made the better start to the second half and regained the lead eight minutes in when Scott Kerr's pass across the back put Jamal Fyfield under pressure, allowing Exeter to create an opening for Jimmy Keohane to score.

The defeat means York slip a place to 15th in the npower League Two table ahead of next Saturday's trip to Cheltenham Town.