YORK City caretaker chief Colin Walker handed credit to his players for setting a new club record at Stafford Rangers.

The 2-0 Setanta Shield victory on Saturday, secured after extra-time goals from Richard Brodie and Onome Sodje, represented a sixth straight away win to rewrite the Minstermen history books.

It was a sequence that began with two triumphs under previous boss Billy McEwan at Woking (3-0) and Farsley Celtic (4-1) before Walker oversaw victories over Weymouth (2-1), Ebbsfleet United (2-1) and Altrincham (3-1) to set up Saturday's landmark achievement.

The temporary boss said: "It's a club record and I'm more chuffed for the team than myself. I've had a little bit to do with it but they are the ones who have created it, not me.

"It's about the players who have done exceptionally well and worked their socks off."

Walker was encouraged by the number of chances his side enjoyed at Stafford, but felt victory might have been achieved without the need for extra-time.

He said: "We created 25 opportunities and 13 were off target which is unbelievable. I don't think we have created as many in the five games I have been in charge and we should have wrapped it up in 90 minutes, but I was really pleased when Richard Brodie scored.

"He's had his critics at times but came on as a substitute and, even though he didn't play his best, he worked hard and got his reward.

"Sodje did as well because I think that's the hardest I've seen him work in a York City shirt."

Walker recalled Darren Craddock in place of the suspended David McGurk on the left side of a three-man defence and praised his part in obtaining the first clean sheet of his month-long managerial reign.

He added: "Darren came in for David and did really well. It was my first clean sheet, which is important to me, and we need to strive for more of those in the games to come."

Craddock and Nicky Wroe, who came on to claim assists for Brodie and Sodje's goals, will now come into contention for starting places when City return to Blue Square Premier action at home to Droylsden on Boxing Day.

About Wroe's contribution as a 70th-minute replacement for Martyn Woolford, Walker added: "Martyn was a bit off and Nicky did exceptionally well when he came on. He played first-time balls to good effect."

Walker regretted, however, being unable to hand Andy McWilliams his first senior run-out after naming the teenage left-back on the bench.

He said: "My only disappointment was I couldn't get him on the pitch. I had planned to, but it was just a little bit frantic and I didn't want to throw him on in case he made a mistake that proved costly, because that can kill a young player."

Walker is now looking forward to only his second match in charge at KitKat Crescent.

The first finished in a 1-1 draw against Crawley but Walker, who has won all four of his away fixtures, is hoping for a good turnout.

He said: "I'm giving the players tomorrow off because I think they've earned it in the last five games. They will then be ready for Boxing Day hopefully with a nice, big crowd to cheer us on to a win."

City have been drawn at home to the winners of the Barrow v Northwich tie, which was postponed due to a frozen pitch on Saturday, in the fifth round of the Setanta Shield.

The KitKat Crescent clash is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, February 5.