2015-16 English League Two, 2015/2016 English League Two
  • Bradley Fewster (30')
  • Lewis Alessandra (34')
  • Luke Summerfield (48')
  • Gareth Evans (55')

York still fighting after seeing off Portsmouth

York held on to the slimmest of Football League survival hopes following a 3-1 home win over Portsmouth.
The Minstermen are now nine points adrift of safety with a goal difference 11 inferior to third-bottom Newport.
Goals from Bradley Fewster, Lewis Alessandra and Luke Summerfield put York in the driving seat early in the second half against Pompey and, even though a mistake by keeper Scott Flinders saw Gareth Evans pull a goal back, the home side never looked like surrendering the points thereafter.
York took the lead on the half hour with Fewster's eighth goal since signing on loan from Middlesbrough.
The former England Under-20 international headed in from a couple of yards after Scot Bennett had climbed high to meet Summerfield's right-wing corner.
Alessandra added a second four minutes later, guiding a low Luke Hendrie cross from the right past Paul Jones from three yards.
The Minstermen made it 3-0 after 48 minutes with Summerfield spectacularly finding Jones' top-left corner from 30 yards after an Alessandra lay-off.
Portsmouth were handed a lifeline when Flinders allowed Evans' hopeful edge-of-the-box effort to squirm over the line but York held on for a first victory in 13 games.