SEAN NEWTON is hoping York City can take Saturday's performance against Chester on the road to Boston United this weekend.

The centre-back was one of three Minstermen to hit the back of the net in the 4-2 win, heading in the opener after nine minutes.

Kieran Green restored York's advantage after Jamie Morgan levelled for Chester and Kurt Willoughby added a brace to put deserved gloss on the scoreline.

As many have done since the win over their National League North rivals, Newton praised the Minstermen's performance across the park - though he admitted it was uncharacteristically sloppy for York to concede twice.

The fixture against then third-placed Chester was seen as a vital one towards asserting and realising York's ambitions in the league, just as this weekend's trip to Lincolnshire will, with Boston having leapfrogged Chester into the spot directly below City.

Newton also hinted Chester's proximity to York in the table was an incentive to perform.

He said: "I've heard the gaffer say plenty of times we need to go to win games now. We're in a position where, if we want to win this league, we can't go and think a draw is a good result away from home.

"We need to win every game and we need to take this performance away from home.

"Obviously we'll be playing a bit differently because you always away from home, and you're up against it all the time, but our away record's really good and hopefully we can keep going, keep winning and keep putting pressure on.

"We knew what was at stake," he added of the Chester game. "We knew they were just behind us with a game in hand.

"We got out of the blocks really quickly, even against the wind, and we won a corner inside 30 seconds.

"We scored quite early and we didn't look back from there. Even when they got a goal back, I never thought we were going to ever going to lose because we were good all over the pitch.

"Conceding two goals is sloppy from us, we don't normally do that, but if we score four that defeats having an off-day."

Though this was only the third time this league season York have conceded more than once, it was of particular note how York reacted to letting a goal in. Chiefly, it was the desire and determination to get back on the front foot after their visitors had a sniff.

"I think it comes from winning games," Newton said of this attitude. "I know King's Lynn beat us but we haven't lost many in the last seven or eight.

"When you're winning games, you don't think you're going to lose, even if you play badly.

"Last week we weren't very good but you don't remember that after four or five days, you remember feeling pumped up.

"Long may it continue."

These were Willoughby's first goals for the Minstermen since his arrival on loan from National League outfit AFC Fylde.

His York debut against Kettering Town was tough, particularly for a player feeling his way back from injury, but the promise he showed there was further expounded at the weekend.

Newton said: "I played against him last season twice and I rated him highly. Believe it or not I was onto him all through the summer trying to get him here.

"He ended up going to Fylde because they were the league above, which is understandable.

"Somehow he's found his way here and I think today's he's shown his quality.

"Saturday was a bit tough for him. He played in the hole and the way they set up it was hard to get forward.

"He was winning second balls, and (again) today off Jord - that's where Jord goes unnoticed. He's been battered all day then Kurt's picking up the seconds getting in the positions he needs to to cause chaos.

"He scored two and had another two great chances. The keeper's made a great save on one."