Darlington 0 York City 2

Goals from Djoumin Sangare and on loan Ashley Chambers at the end of each half proved enough as the visitors defended strongly throughout to the delight of almost 1,500 travelling supporters.Djoumin Sangare

French-born Sangare (right) had already tried his luck twice before opening the scoring when drilling home from inside the area after Michael Rankine had knocked on Michael Ingham's long clearance just ahead of the break.

Darlington's Aaron Brown and Chris Senior were previously both wide of the mark, while James Meredith forced an early low save from Quakers keeper Sam Russell and Peter Till also sliced an attempt behind.

York could have then added to their advantage on the hour when Rankine headed over Till's cross before Danny Racchi struck a free-kick wide and Till raced clear and was only was denied by the oncoming Russell.

Former Northern Ireland international Keith Gillespie produced a routine save from York goalkeeper Michael Ingham in reply, while Senior also prodded wide from substitute Chris Moore's cross.

But the visitors sealed it in added time as Rankine outmuscled Brown and squared perfectly from the right for Chambers to run the ball past the keeper directly in front of the celebrating travelling fans.