STEVE WATSON was full of praise for his York City side following their 2-0 win at Southport and said "it's tough to single anybody out".

Goalscorer Jordan Burrow continued his fine recent run form up top, as did Kieran Green in midfield, laying off for Burrow to score the second goal.

After missing the Bradford Park Avenue game, Steve McNulty was restored to the back three, who stood up well to the pressure Southport exerted on them.

McNulty's inclusion came at the expense of striker Macaulay Langstaff, who netted the opener last week - a "tough decision", Watson said, as the Minstermen reverted to their familiar 3-5-2 formation after deploying a 4-3-3 against Bradford.

Watson said: "It is a system we're comfortable with, we've worked on it all season, and it's a system that's worked largely all season.

"When teams are piling balls into the box, as Guiseley did and as Southport did, your job is to defend your box as best you can, and they defended it really well.

"Apart from that, from open play, they've had two or three shots from distance and not got through us at all really.

"It's a tough decision when we go back to that system for Macaulay because he's done nothing wrong and he scored his goal the other day.

"But we can only play two of the three. Jordan's got three in four games, so that's good for him as well, and Greeny has done some brilliant things again. He was powerful and he just gives us that little bit extra at times.

"It's tough to single anybody out. You can go through the whole team and they all had a very solid performance."

York remain second in National League North, four points behind leaders King's Lynn Town, who beat Spennymoor Town 3-0.