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York City manager Gary Mills hails match-winner Jason Walker
YORK City manager Gary Mills was delighted that Jason Walker enjoyed match-winning status during last night’s 1-0 victory at Accrington Stanley.
Walker got the only goal of the game on 83 minutes to lift the Minstermen up to ninth in the npower League Two standings.
It was the former Luton forward’s fourth goal of the season and Mills said: “The goalscorer deserves to be the only name on the scoresheet because his work-rate in the last seven or eight games has been immense and unselfish. It wasn’t an easy finish but he stuck it in superbly.”
Mills added that the victory was all the more satisfying as his team kept plugging away despite being kept off the scoresheet, prior to Walker’s goal, by a fine goalkeeping display by home shot-stopper Ian Dunbavin.
The City boss added: “We had to be patient and had three or four other excellent chances to take the lead before that.
“But, for me, it does not get any better than winning at home and then getting a 1-0 away victory because we all know what a massive difference back-to-back wins can make.
“A 1-0 win like that can be better than a 5-0 one sometimes as well, because we had to dig deep and keep going until the end.”
City will now wait to learn the extent of the damange caused by a second-half injury to Michael Coulson that saw the former Grimsby winger stretchered off.
“Hopefully, there won’t be a downside to the evening with Couls’ knee but Jeff (Miller) seems to think it’s not to bad so I hope it’s all right,” Mills said.