'WE know what we worked on, and that certainly wasn't it," said manager Steve Watson after York City drew 1-1 at home to Morpeth Town.

The Minstermen are now staring down the barrel of a Tuesday night replay at Craik Park following a second half which has left the boss "baffled" and "disappointed".

Mark Beck gave City a half-time lead at the LNER Community Stadium from a rare clear-cut chance for the hosts, despite their relative dominance.

But Ben Sayer headed the Highwaymen level in a second period that Morpeth were fired up for - and City could not get a hold of.

"These results do happen in the FA Cup but the really disappointing thing is that we can't gloss over the quality of the performance with the ball," Watson said.

"It was so disappointing - as disappointed as I've been for a long time.

"Nobody really showed the quality or the urgency to get the ball and stay on it.

"All those triangles we've played in the last two games, all the quality football - the quality from wide positions today, apart from set plays, was really poor.

"It's something we work on constantly. Certainly the two chances Mackenzie had in the first half hitting the first man. It was one of them days for Dys as well.

"We didn't test their keeper enough from open play. We've got far too many quality players to rely on set plays.

"When we did have the ball, we didn't look after it. It didn't seem to stick anywhere near enough up top. You're not going to get a foothold in the game if the ball doesn't stick.

"You work with these lads all week and you're baffled by some of the things you see.

"I can't explain it, is the honest answer. I can't explain the decisions that were made in the second half.

"We know what they're capable of doing, we know what we worked on, and that certainly wasn't it."

Matty Brown missed out with a groin problem and Josh King was missing for personal reasons.