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Lessons to be learned from victory

By Ian Appleyard | 20th August 2017

Manager Gary Mills hopes lessons have been learned after his York City side survived a late Nuneaton Town fightback and moved up to fifth in National League North.

The Minstermen held on for a 4-3 victory at Bootham Crescent on Saturday afternoon and have now picked up 10 points from a possible 12 since the opening day defeat against AFC Telford United.

But Mills was concerned by the way his side allowed Nuneaton to get back into the contest after leading 3-0 with just over 20 minutes to play

"I think sometimes when you get three points out of a game like we have done today, it's not a bad thing at times to learn a lesson and we have all learned a lesson," said Mills.

"It's nice to get three points and bounce back," he added.  "We lost the first game and we have got 10 points from the last 12 so that's a fantastic response.

"Football isn't perfect. You don't always play superbly well and get three points. Sometimes you get points when you don't, in some people's eyes, deserve to. Sometimes you do. But we will take it. It's nice to get three points and back up the point we got on Tuesday (against Darlington).

"A game of football is never over until the final whistle goes," Mills stressed.  "Sometimes in football, as in life, people think it's over - but it never is. There's a lesson learned. We learned lessons the other night - we learned a lot the other night - my team, my squad of players, have learned a lesson again today."

Michael Rankine and Simon Heslop both scored two goals for City in the 4-3 victory.

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