YORK City manager Steve Watson has hailed his side's resilience following their 3-2 win at Gloucester City.

This was National League North leaders York's fourth win from four away from home this season - on each occasion, scoring three or more goals.

Alex Kempster scored twice early in each half and Jordan Burrow added a header just before the break.

But the Minstermen did not have it all their own way. Quickfire goals from Joe Hanks and Jake Parker had City 2-1 down - before Burrow's equaliser - and City hearts were in mouths in the dying minutes as the Tigers threatened a late equaliser.

Watson has previously spoken of earning points where earlier seasons might have seen a capitulation - and similar pride in his team's character shone through today.

"They're a great group of lads, but they're not all machines," he said.

"When you go a goal down, it's difficult sometimes to be as confident as you should be.

"But what they are when they're not confident is they're resilient, and they've proved it again today.

"They're a genuine group of lads.

"They ground it out today."

He added: "It was difficult today. We started similar to Spennymoor but their keeper made a great save from Kempster and from a one-on-one with Fergy, which was the only thing he did wrong today.

"But it did mean we didn't have the cushion to play with confidence.

"I thought their goalie was outstanding today but we didn't do enough with the ball.

"We addressed all the things going wrong positionally but it was a frustrating second half.