First-half strikes from Michael Rankine and Richard Brodie was enough to give York a routine FA Cup second round 2-1 victory over non-League rivals Cambridge.
The Minstermen put early Cambridge pressure to one side and opened the scoring in the 38th minute after route one football saw Rankine fire home from 25 yards.
Brodie doubled the lead from the spot two minutes later to effectively send York into the third round draw with Anthony Tonkin's 84th minute effort a scant consolation.
Cambridge flew out of the blocks and had a perfect opportunity to break the deadlock after six minutes following neat work from Danny Crow and Tonkin.
Former Peterborough striker Crow's back heel released Tonkin down the right but his cross was headed wide by Chris Holroyd.
However United's dominance ended there and York raced ahead when Michael Ingham's long goal kick was won by Rankine who turned and smashed home from distance.
The game was ended as contest when Brodie slotted home a penalty in the 39th minute after he was hauled down in the box by Robbie Willmott.
Cambridge threw everything but the kitchen sink at York but only had one goal to show for it in second half with Tonkin looping a shot home after the Minstermen failed to clear their lines.