YORK City's 1-0 win at Kidderminster Harriers may have put pressure on King's Lynn Town by knocking them down to second - but manager Steve Watson insists he is keeping his mind solely on the Minstermen.

Dan Maguire struck very early in the second half to secure a vital three points for York and send them two points clear at the top, having played three games more than King's Lynn.

And Watson - who was part of the Newcastle United team that eventually finished Premier League runners-up in 1996/97 - was drawn to acknowledge parallels between the Magpies' situation and that of the Linnets, admitting that title-chasers regularly winning does add pressure to the leaders. He was quick to reassert his position on mind-games.

He said: "I've been there, I've got one of the worst hard-luck stories in history, 12 points clear in January with Newcastle.

"I know what it's like to be top of the league and what it's like to look over your shoulder and see teams winning and winning.

"It does add a little bit of pressure but as I've said before, I'm not one to try and play mind-games.

"We focus on ourselves, win as many games as we can and see where that takes us."

On the game, he added: "It was a fantastic win. I thought we looked solid without being spectacular with the ball, to say the least.

"There were times in the second half where we had a chance to get possession and dictate, which we didn't do well enough - but you're away from home against a team on a really good run and on an upward curve.

"I picked the team I picked to try and be positive, almost like a 3-4-3, with Greeny pushed a bit higher. But we couldn't break them down, we didn't really test the keeper in the first half.

"It was great for Dan - that's the type of player he is, he's an opportunist, and he's scored a really, really important goal for us.

"Without playing great in the first half, we didn't look like being broken down either, which is the way we try and start every game.

"It was uncharacteristic for us to concede five goals in two games so the main part away from home was to be solid again.

"I thought we looked solid and the shape was good but we didn't create an awful lot and we didn't play brilliantly with the ball.

"There's a lot of teams will come here and not win so, at this stage of the season, I'm not too disappointed. We know what we need to work on - we need to be better with the ball and better at retaining the ball.

"But there are plenty of positives."