Jackie McNamara’s reign as York City boss got off to a losing start with the Minstermen beaten 3-2 in an FA Cup first-round match at Accrington Stanley.
The former Dundee United manager saw his side go behind just before the half-hour when Sean McConville shot in off the post to put Stanley ahead but Vadaine Oliver soon tapped in to level.
Matt Crooks fired Accrington back in front after a stunning solo run, before Josh Windass secured victory from the spot after Billy Kee was fouled.
Michael Coulson’s header late on was only a consolation for McNamara’s men.
The result was hardly an upset as York are on a long winless run and sit 18 places below Accrington in England’s League Two.
McNamara told BBC Radio York: “At times we were very open as a four. It gives us something to work on with another game on Tuesday.”
Listen to his post-match interview below: