YORK City's FA Trophy goal hero Danny Parslow is determined not to squander a second chance of playing at Wembley.

Parslow's 16th-minute header earned the Minstermen a 1-0 victory at Rushden and Diamonds on Saturday, leaving the club just one two-legged semi-final away from running out at the world's most famous sporting venue.

It is the same position City found themselves in at the end of last season before losing their play-off meeting with Morecambe 2-1 on aggregate. Parslow, 22, played in both of those matches and is intent on avoiding the same outcome next month.

He said: "The way we performed against Morecambe was a big disappointment because we knew we could have played better. You then wonder whether you will get another opportunity to play at Wembley having come so close.

"The chance doesn't come around too often, but we have got it in our sights again now and will be trying our best to get there."

Parslow's decisive goal at Nene Park was his first in 45 senior outings, with his last at any level coming for Cardiff City reserves.

It also capped a highly satisfying week for the Welsh defender after he captained his country at semi-professional level in the International Trophy match against England.

He admitted that both experiences were equally as enjoyable, saying: "I've been lucky enough to captain Wales under-17s and under-19s as well and to lead out your country at any level is a great honour especially against the arch-rival that is England.

"We lost 2-1, but were unfortunate not to get a result.

"As for my goal, it was the first of my career. Getting through to the semi-finals was the main thing, but I was pleased to get on the end of the corner and see it go into the back of the net. I should have got a few more before now really, although I still believe my main job is keeping things tight at the other end.

"It's nice to chip in and help the lads out though and people often say that once you get one a few more follow."

Parslow was also pleased to repay City boss Colin Walker for the faith he has shown in his ability.

The former Wales under-21 international had not started a match since the August Bank Holiday when Walker replaced Billy McEwan as manager in mid-November but has made every single team-sheet since.

He said: "I've probably been the player who's benefited most since Colin Walker took over and it's been great being back in the team."

Despite looking forward to the semi-final matches on March 8 and 15, Parslow also stressed that all focus must now switch to the club's next two league games at Cambridge on Saturday and at home to Burton a week tomorrow.

City currently lie 12 points adrift of a top-five place, but victories against the promotion-chasing pair would provide a big boost for the club's outside play-off hopes.

Parslow said: "We have two massive league games before the semi-final matches and we still believe that if we stick together and do what we can do then there are plenty of games left to make the play-offs achievable."