YORK City centre-back Sean Newton has lavished praise on striker and weekend goalscorer Jordan Burrow.

The 27-year-old forward notched his 13th goal of the season in fine style as York beat AFC Telford United 2-0 at Bootham Crescent.

It was a good day for City's attackers as substitute Elliott Durrell also got his first goal in York colours to give the Minstermen a well-deserved lead.

With just a minute of normal time to play, Burrow wrapped up the points. After nicking the ball off keeper Matt Yates, he took the ball wide towards the byline and, from a narrow angle, curled perfectly around the near post and under the crossbar. Yates' reaction of disbelief and disappointment must have summed up the feelings of Telford's visiting fans and players, who - with no more than 10 minutes on the clock - looked to be on course to frustrating their way to a point.

The opener was similarly unconventional. Durrell met a superb left-wing cross from David Ferguson at the back post and forced his header in from a yard out. But the angle looked unlikely and Yates must have got something on it as the net barely rippled. As a result, there was next to no reaction from the home crowd until Durrell wheeled away in celebration.

"I was the same," Newton said, explaining: "I've seen Duzza head it and the keeper in the goal but I couldn't see the ball because it must have been behind him. Then I've seen him run behind the goal with his hand in the air and I thought, 'It's got to have gone in' so I set off and met him in the corner. "We just needed that goal. Once we had it the shackles were off a bit more.

"Jord's goal was just special, you won't see many better goals at this ground.

"He gets a bit of stick and I don't know why.

"If he's not scoring, he's getting battered by centre-halves and letting us go and pick up the second balls.

"That's his 13th goal of the season. I don't know what more you want from a striker.

"He's a battering ram up front, he takes a knock and wins his headers, holds it up as best he can, gets in the box and he's getting his rewards now.

"No one can argue with 13 goals at the start of January. Long may it continue."

Much like the previous week's 2-0 win at Southport, York looked back to their threatening early-season form. As they have for many home games this season, they also had to contend with a degree of gamesmanship from Telford, who took their time over dead-ball situations.

The win takes them to within a point of National League North King's Lynn Town ahead of next week's visit to Norfolk and a top-of-the-table clash, albeit having played two games more.

"A lot of teams have done that so I can see why they've tried it," added Newton of Telford slowing the game down. "A lot of times we've struggled to break teams down that do that but today there was 11 players on it and it was only a matter of time until we got the goal.

"Similar to the first two and a half, three months of the season, we were on the front foot, we passed it well, we got balls into the box. We looked dangerous every time we went forward.

"It was good to be back playing at that level.

"We went through a bad patch but hopefully that's behind us now because we've had two good performances.

"It was important that we had a good performance at home and it puts us in good stead for next week.

"It was massive that we won today and put the extra pressure on (King's Lynn). I know they've got games in hand but I'd always have the points on the board. They've got to go and win them points.

"If we can go there, put a good performance on and get them three points, it puts a lot of pressure on them.

"We can only worry about ourselves and do what we need to do to get back to the top of the table."