YORK City enjoyed a third pre-season victory against an eager and competitive Grantham team last night.

Adriano Moké and Jason Walker – scoring his fourth goal in five friendly fixtures – were the second-half marksmen in a 2-0 triumph.

The Minstermen also claimed their first piece of silverware of the new season, lifting the George and Marge Freestone Memorial Trophy, played for annually between Grantham and one of their pre-season opponents.

During a low-key opening from the visitors, Jamie Reed chipped over from a narrow angle and Andre Boucaud also cleared the crossbar from 25 yards, as did Matty Blair with a rising left-footed effort.

Blair should then have done better on 24 minutes when Michael Potts sent him clear on goal, but a heavy touch from the former Kidderminster winger allowed home goalkeeper Rob Murray to smother at his feet.

At the other end, Jamie McGhee also missed an excellent opportunity to break the deadlock, curling narrowly wide from eight yards.

Moments later, though, Murray was called into action again, parrying away after Reed had displayed clever footwork and unleashed a powerful shot.

Moké headed wide from the rebound and, on 34 minutes, Potts burst into the penalty box but his shot was too close to Murray, who tipped over.

On the stroke of half-time, a stretching Blair could not direct his far-post header on target after Daniel Parslow had helped on an Ashley Chambers corner.

Reed headed the first chance of the second half wide after Moké’s right-wing cross but was flagged offside and Blair also fluffed his shot following good work from Potts.

A moment of quality from Moké, however, gave the visitors the lead on 52 minutes. The former Nottingham Forest trainee ran at a backtracking home defence before finding Murray’s top, right-hand corner from 25 yards in spectacular fashion to claim his second pre-season goal.

Moké might have grabbed a second strike shortly afterwards but sidefooted wide after lively play from Chambers.

City did double their advantage on 61 minutes with substitute Walker scoring with one of his first touches.

The former Barrow striker converted in no-nonsense fashion from eight yards after left-back James Meredith had pulled the ball back from the byline.

Walker and Moké both went close from distance with further attempts on the home goal, while Matt Glass lifted a 15-yard shot over with a late chance for Grantham to grab a consolation.

Midfielder David McDermott was again sidelined for City while Scott Kerr also watched on from the stands.

City: Ingham (Musselwhite 46), Oyebanjo (McGurk 67), Parslow, Fyfield, Meredith (Smith 67) Boucaud (McLaughlin 59), Potts, Moké, Blair (Walker 57), Reed (Henderson 57), Chambers (Allen 88).