ADAM HINSHELWOOD commended the belief of his players after a tremendous 2-0 victory over Bromley on Saturday afternoon.

Hinshelwood’s second victory as York City manager saw the Minstermen rise out of the Vanarama National League relegation zone, defeating third-placed Bromley at Hayes Lane thanks to goals from Marvin Armstrong and Dipo Akinyemi.

After York’s first back-to-back wins this season in the National League, Hinshelwood praised the belief of his side and the standards that they had set in the past seven days, keeping two clean sheets and picking up six points over two play-off bound sides.

“I am just so chuffed for the players, it was one of the darkest days less than two weeks ago on that Tuesday night, and the response since then has been nothing short of sensational from the players,” Hinshelwood told BBC York.

“I sensed all week that the belief has been there, they trained really well and we just wanted them to implement that when it mattered on Saturday on the pitch.

“I thought they did that, we probably should have been leading by more at half-time and we weren’t quite clinical enough, but overall the fight and endeavour was certainly there.

“We showed glimpses of some really good play as well.

“I don’t think there was any sort of outstanding candidates today, they all chipped in with a really good team performance and you’ve got to do that when you come to a place like this.

“It’s a really tough place to come and we showed a lot of bravery to play, to cause them a few problems.

“We didn’t quite get to grips with stuff in the second-half but the boys had firepower up top with Len (Lenell John-Lewis) and Dipo (Akinyemi) up there together.

“I thought there was a lot of play from Bromley in our half in the second-half, but not really too many chances.

“It came from our bad decisions at times, so there’s definitely still plenty of us to work on on the training pitch.

“The effort that the lads have shown on the pitch and the training pitch has been excellent, they’re starting to play with a bit more belief and quality and you can really see that.

“Hopefully these two results now gives them some belief in themselves, they are good players and they can go toe-to-toe with these good teams.

“We’ve certainly done that over the last two games, we’ve just got to keep striving to be better.

“We will show them areas that we have done well, areas that we can improve on and really work hard to be prepared for Friday.

“You can try your hardest, but ultimately the players have got to do it and they have done it.

“They drive the standards and we were down on the floor after that Tuesday, but now the performances and results have helped with a lot more confidence in themselves.

“They have belief in what we are doing, I think that early on they maybe thought that we were three fools that had turned up from down South!

“But they believe in us now, we’ve got to keep working hard as I want this to be something we do more regularly as York City, to win games of football.”

Hinshelwood also enjoyed the presence of his family at Bromley, with the City manager pleased to see his loved ones for the first time since taking the York job in late February.

“My auntie and uncle live just around the corner and they’ve come up with my mum, so it was nice for them to be here.

“It was their first experience of watching York and they’ll have to come more often now, I had about ten in the other side all in with the York fans as well.

“I didn’t quite get to see them, but I felt their support as well and it was lovely for them to be here.

“I want to get them up to York to show them what a wonderful place I currently live in.”