York schoolboys under 11s continued with their fledgling football careers, hoping to
make it four wins out of four, and up against a strong and athletic looking
squad from Sheffield. With only 10 players available, York got off to a shaky
start going down by a goal early on. York continued to press in impressive
style and soon got level with a great finish from Josh Hall.
Composure was the key today, and a battling team effort saw York get another
early goal, taking them into the break 2-1 up.
Goalkeeper Nathan Storr made some fine saves, and the back three of Simeon
Hopkinson, Luke Jones and Liam White looked resilient throughout. Fine passing
football out to the flanks released the wide midfield players Alex Kemp and
Josh Hall to release the ever deadly Will Jarvis who caused the Sheffield
defence problems throughout the match.
York were in dominant mood, and capitalised on their score with further goals
from Josh Hall and Will Jarvis, each scoring a hat trick.
Tom Eaton, Jimmy Gore and Elliot Oliver remained solid as ever in the heart of
midfield, controlling the pace of the game in Yorks favour.
A superb display of determination and grit earned Simeon Hopkinson the man of
the match award, controlling the right flank with ease.
A forced change late in the game following an injury to Elliot Oliver meant
that York had to remain solid and composed, and that they did. The boys wore
their red shirts with pride and kept their 100% record of early season