YORK City conceded two late goals as they crashed 4-1 at home to Morecambe in npower League Two.

The sides were locked at 1-1 at the interval at Bootham Crescent, but the hosts shipped a sloppy goal to trail 2-1 and leaked two further goals as they chased the game late on.

The Minstermen were punished for failing to clear the ball just inside their own half when Lewis Alessandra netted the opener for Morecambe on 23 minutes.

However, City top scorer Jason Walker levelled from the penalty spot five minutes later as the sides turned around at 1-1.

Chances were traded around the hour mark, with Paddy McLaughlin seeing his shot smartly saved by Morecambe 'keeper Barry Roche before Kevin Ellison crashed a shot in off the underside of the bar only for the effort to be ruled out for offside.

City full-back Dan Parslow had his sidefooted strike cleared off the line by Ellison, who then pounced on a slip by York 'keeper Michael Ingham to put the visitors back in front on 74 minutes.

The Minstermen threw captain Chris Smith forward in the closing minutes, but paid the price at the back as Jack Redshaw struck twice on the break, scoring in the 87th and 90th minutes.

On-loan Swansea right-back Curtis Obeng made his full debut for the hosts, while Irish striker David McDaid was given his first run-out as a second half substitute.

The defeat leaves Gary Mills' men in 17th place in the table, eight points clear of the relegation zone.