STEVE WATSON has bemoaned York City's wastefulness following their 2-1 win over Scarborough Athletic.

Alex Kempster scored his third goal of pre-season just two minutes into the game and Kieran Green netted the winner from range after James Walshaw had equalised.

But City could have been out of sight by the break as they enjoyed a near monopoly going forward and good chances went begging.

"We did a lot of good things," the manager said. "We got ourselves into very good attacking positions but our end product was poor.

"A bit like the Bolton game, if we had come in at half-time three or four nil up, it would have been more realistic, but the final pass, the final shot, the final decision needs to be better.

"I thought we dominated completely first half, second half, they caused more problems and finished strongly.

"But arguably the game should have been out of sight at the end of the first half."

On goalscorer Kempster - who has netted in each of the last three games - Watson said: "He and Dan caused problems in the first half without getting the goal, but the more they play together, the better they'll get."

Watson reckons Green, meanwhile, will only get better after Saturday's outing. He said: "He's capable, he's got a great strike and he's a powerful boy.

"Once he gets in the area he can finish off and it will do him the world of good that goal."

Other stand-outs for Watson included veteran centre-back Steve McNulty and flying right-back Nathan Dyer, though - with Josh King going off injured during the warm-up - the injury list continues to grow.

"Our endeavour was good and our fitness levels are better but we had eight unavailable, which is a nightmare situation pre-season," Watson added.

"Macca first half looked very good again and Nathan looked good but his end product needs to be better.

"It wasn't a bad performance but we weren't as clinical as we need to be.

"What I took out of the game is that we were wasteful."

Watson was reluctant to name the two triallists, but was pleased to have them available for cover.

Triallist 'A' is known to Watson from his time at Gateshead while Triallist 'B' comes highly recommended from a friend of Watson's.