York & District Schoolboys Football

U11 Leeds 01.12.12

York schoolboys under 11 footballers produced a fine display to beat Yorkshire rivals Leeds 4-3 in their own backyard. In a fast and furious opening York grabbed an early goal when striker Joe Crosby netted after 8 minutes, fellow striker Oliver Smith made it 2-0 only minutes later after fine work from midfielder Dominic Jackson. York were totally dominant now and when Joe Crosby got his second quickly followed by left midfielder Charlie Jebson-King a 4-0 score had York dreaming. Leeds finally got a handle on the game and started to mount their own attacks one of which resulted in a route one pass catching York pushing for more goals the Leeds striker slotted home to reduce the deficit to 4-1. With half-time fast approaching the game seemed to be turning on its head with Leeds now pushing hard and when they got their second right on the half time York knew the second half was going to be a tough one. As it proved, Leeds now with the wind at their backs and a rousing half-time team talk came out all guns blazing and when after only 8 minutes of the second period Leeds scored a third goal York were now on the ropes. The final 22 minutes were a tight affair with Leeds still pressing and York counter-attacking but the York boys started to defend manfully with Dan Stevenson, Jamie Higginbotham, Charlie ward and Lucas Wilson all putting in brave last gasp challenges to see York through to the final whistle deserved 4-3 victors. Management team Brendan and Ryan Qualter heaped praise on the boys post match reminding the lads that this was a very good Leeds team they had just beaten.