MICKY CUMMINS said the message at half-time in York City's 3-1 win at Alfreton Town was to "go for more".

Thanks to a Sean Newton free kick and a composed Alex Kempster finish, York were cruising in the National League North contest inside quarter of an hour.

Alfreton fought their way back into the contest but, though they made York's chances slimmer of scoring another in the first half after the visitors' opening salvo, they looked unlikely in front of goal.

Town had better chances after the restart but York put the game out of reach with another Newton free kick 10 minutes from time.

The only downside from a York perspective was Danny Clarke's consolation two minutes from the end.

Asked whether the instructions at half-time were to tighten up or look to score more, the assistant manager said: "Go for more.

"We want to rack the goals up and we knew we were going to get opportunities in and around the final third.

"We had a couple of corner kicks and the keeper's saved one off Newts.

"They were always going to have a spell.

"I thought we managed the game well and made the subs at the right time.

"It was a good performance," he added. "I thought it was professional and controlled for large parts of the game.

"It was a blustery day and they got balls into the box but when we needed Pete, he got a couple of good saves. "Going the other way, I thought we were more of a threat. Jordan played the number nine role perfectly.

"I'm pleased for Newts, he could have had a hat-trick today. He practises those in training.

"All in all, pleased with the win - there was just a blemish with their goal.

"We looked bright and lively in and around their box. We got the free kick quite close in so he's done well to hit the target with the wall there.

"It was nice play from the right for Kempy. He took it in his stride and he just slotted it past the keeper's right hand.

"He looks like he's back it. He got in good areas and caused them problems. He tired towards the end, which is understandable, but it was another good performance from him.

Kempster scored his second goal from two consecutive starts after having begun the previous five games on the bench. On his finish, Cummins said: "He had the defender on the right side and I thought he took it in his stride.

"He does them all the time in training and he's done them earlier in the season."