Substitute Jamie Reed grabbed a winner three minutes into the second-half as York City closed the gap on the leading pack with a 1-0 victory over play-off chasing Fleetwood Town at Bootham Crescent.

Former Bangor City marksman Reed volleyed in with his first touch of the game after a double substitution from York manager Gary Mills at the break. On loan striker Ashley Chambers later struck an upright for the home side.Liam Darville

Fleetwood had earlier had the better of a poor first-half with George Donnelly forcing a fingertip save from Michael Ingham before the subsequent corner was eventually scrambled clear.

Winger Peter Till had already shot wide for the hosts while Chris Carruthers headed over a cross from the impressive Liam Darville (right).

York boss Mills changed his formation in an attempt to improve things. He also introduced both Reed and Andre Boucaud for the start of the second-half.

And within three minutes Reed crashed a close-range volley into the top corner to earn the Minstermen the lead after Darville headed Till's cross back into the visitors area.

That advantage could have been doubled seven minutes later when Chambers drove against an upright after Fleetwood had given away possession.

Fleetwood came back with Donnelly firing over the target and leading scorer Magno Vieira forcing a couple of routine stops from Ingham, while Reed twice found the clutches of opposite number Scott Davies during the closing stages.