YORK City strikers Richard Brodie and Michael Gash were lauded after hitting the target again in the 2-0 home victory over Crawley.

Brodie has now netted four times and Gash twice since the duo were first paired together in the first of three consecutive Blue Square Premier victories at Gateshead.

A sixth-minute penalty by Brodie took his tally to five for the season while Gash secured the points on ten minutes with a clever shot on the turn after receiving the ball from his striking partner with his back to goal.

Manager Martin Foyle said: “Richard Brodie did fantastically well for the penalty and stuck it away. Michael Gash then got a good goal too.

“They are doing well together because Michael leads the line very well and Richard looks to hit the flanks. Their centre halves could not cope with them and their manager made a substitution at half-time because of that. The goals were outstanding and they had some great service as well.”

Brodie was also fulsome in his praise for Alex Lawless, who he described as “flawless”, alongside central midfield partner Neil Barrett.

He said: “The midfield two worked really well together and picked up the second balls. Alex Lawless was flawless and he should be playing in the Football League.