MICKY CUMMINS has hailed York City’s performance in Saturday's top-of-the-table clash - and says "more of the same would be perfect".

Headers from Sean Newton and Kieran Green either side of a Jamie Morgan strike gave York a good platform, and loan striker Kurt Willoughby added a brace around George Glendon's goal to secure a 4-2 win over Chester.

What was most pleasing about the win, though, was not just the emphatic nature of the scoreline over close league rivals, but the convincing and determined effort. Each time York conceded, they were right back on the front foot and putting daylight between them and their opponents.

"It was a big occasion wasn't it?" Cummins said. "Sometimes people thrive on that and it brings out the best, but we need to have that every single game.

"More of the same would be perfect.

"What's pleasing is we created chances," he added. "Jordan had a couple early doors.

"Kurt had a bit of an indifferent game. He's back to playing but he took his goals fantastically well.

"The midfield dealt with their movement well and the central three were solid. Fergy was outstanding again.

"It's pleasing when you've put the work in in the week and you come off the pitch with a positive performance and a positive result.

An added bonus for York was that National League North leaders King's Lynn Town suffered an unexpected 2-0 home defeat to 16th-placed Kidderminster, for whom former York man Ashley Chambers scored.

But Cummins is not overly concerned by keeping tabs on the Linnets. He said: "We can only affect what we do week to week. We're doing our best to finish strongly and see where it takes us."