"IT baffles me why we can't do it," admitted John Askey following York City's defeat to Bradford Park Avenue on Tuesday night.

City dominated possession at the LNER Community Stadium but barely tested the visitors, who punished toothless York with a 3-0 win.

It was the second such defeat in a week for York following Saturday's loss at Kidderminster Harriers.

They remain 14th in National League North but are precariously balanced over four teams - Bradford included - who are one or two points behind.

"It's so frustrating to see," said interim boss Askey.

"You're at a club where everything's done right for them, the facilities are fantastic, the crowd are getting behind them, and then it ends up being like that.

"It's just not good enough.

"You're playing in a fantastic stadium with good support, a great training ground - it comes down to quality.

"I can't go on the pitch and put the ball in the back of the net for them.

"We can work and work and work in training but I can't give them that desire to get their head on the ball, or movement, anticipation that's required to score goals.

"If you're playing against a top-quality team where people aren't going to make mistakes - but players do at this level, as you can see from the goals we conceded.

"It just baffles me why we can't do it."

Midfielder Michael Woods missed out on Tuesday after suffering a recurrence of his Achilles injury at Kidderminster. He could be out for "three or four weeks" believes Askey.

Maxim Kouogun, who signed a week and a half ago, was substituted at half-time against Kidderminster. His replacement that day, Matty Brown, was again preferred for the Bradford game.