Tamworth 1-3 York City: Porter stakes early claim for Foyle's job

Caretaker manager Andy Porter made a dream start as York City won their first away match of the season in convincing style against Tamworth, previously undefeated at home.

Porter said he would like the job following the unexpected resignation of Martin Foyle – a possible target for Kettering and Altrincham, who released their managers last week.

Former York players Andy McMillan and Malcolm Crosby and former Swindon and Reading chief Jimmy Quinn are being connected with the York job.

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Porter, who said his long-time friend Foyle had an input into team selection, made four changes following the 5-0 thrashing at Mansfield in midweek, new signing Jamal Fyfield, from Maidenhead, marking his debut on the left side of midfield with the third goal.

Tamworth, who had beaten leaders Mansfield, Luton and Grimsby in recent home games, were the better side for 20 minutes but once York had settled it was a different story.

Richard Tait's challenge on Alex Lawless when he was running towards the corner handed York a 25th-minute penalty converted by Michael Rankine and Michael Gash provided the pass for Lawless (57) to make it 2-0.

Neil Barrett crossed for the unmarked Fyfield (73) to score the third before Scott Barrow (81) rocketed home a free-kick.

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"We looked a bit scared early on but we then started to play with confidence and the players got their reward," said Porter.

Tamworth: Atkins; Tait, Marshall (Mitchell 75) Wylde, Barrow; Smith, Wilkinson (Bradley 66), Sheridan (Lake-Gaskin 63), Thomas; Perry, Rodman. Unused substitutes: Mackenzie, Lyttle.

York City: Ingham; Parslow, Young (Courtney 62), McGurk, Meredith; Lawless, Barrett, Racchi, Fyfield; Rankine (Dowson 85), Gash. Unused substitutes: Knight, Till, Constantine.

Referee: M Heywood (Cheshire).

Man of the match: Alex Lawless.

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