ASSISTANT manager Micky Cummins was pleased to see how York City reacted to conceding in their 4-2 win over Chester at Bootham Crescent.

The Minstermen ran out deserved winners and, once in front, never really looked like losing control of the game, even though they were twice pegged back.

Sean Newton's ninth-minute opener was cancelled out after quarter of an hour by Jamie Morgan - but York were soon back on top through Kieran Green. Kurt Willoughby extended York's advantage only for George Glendon to cut the deficit to a single goal, before Willoughby sealed the win.

Cummins admitted York might have controlled possession better - but overall is happy with the result and performance.

He said: "We got a reaction. That's all we ask. You have a mishap or make a mistake, you press the reset button and go again. Be relentless.

"What you work for all week is 95 minutes on a Saturday so you don't let them pass you by.

"Just positivity, particularly from Newts at the back driving the team. McNulty and Taity at the back, they're solid and they give you that platform.

"We've got an industrious midfield, and look at the bench - we've got options. We're in a good place at the moment.

"They made four changes from the game on Tuesday, a similar shape and similar formation," he added.

"When we did have time on the ball, we didn't have enough control of possession. Particularly when they went down to 10 men, we could have stroked it about a bit more, pulled them out of position, got in behind them, but that's stuff we'll talk about Monday and Tuesday."

These were loan striker Willoughby's first goals for York, taking his early tally to two goals in two games.

"His first was fantastic work from Green and he showed composure to get it to the back post," Cummins said.

"The second one, Newts had a shot and it came back out. The quality Newts has in the delivery, and he was just in the right place at the right time.

"Different types of goals but goals we're pleased he's scoring."

Elliott Durrell was left out of the matchday squad, with rumours circling that he has left the club.

Cummins was reluctant to say whether he has or not, stating: "Probably best to ask the manager.

"He's a Shropshire lad, he's got a young family and he's gone away to think about his options."

Asked if there is an option at York, Cummins responded in the affirmative.