YORK City suffered their seventh home defeat of the npower League Two campaign as they lost 2-1 to Barnet.

The Minstermen started the Bootham Crescent clash in top gear and deservedly took the lead through a David Stephens own goal that was credited to City loan striker Michael Rankine after seven minutes.

However, the Bees, skippered by player-manager Edgar Davids, gradually took control of the game and levelled through Andy Yiadom on 25 minutes.

The visitors then edged ahead when substitute Jake Hyde was allowed the space to shift the ball out of his feet, and away from three defenders, to beat a diving Michael Ingham in the 73rd minute.

The Minstermen hit the bar as they threw men forward in injury time, but they were unable to claim a share of the spoils.

The defeat leaves Gary Mills' men in 17th place in the table, seven points above the relegation zone.