York Schoolboys Under 15s were back in league action when they entertained a very good East Riding outfit and after a ding dong battle ran out 3-2 winners.
The visitors settled quickly and could have gone ahead in the very first minute but the chance came and went and after weathering the early storm York’s red hot striker Adam Wilson gave the opposition a lesson in finishing.
Having received the ball from a poor clearance just inside a crowded penalty area he made a yard of space with a delightful drag back before smashing the ball into the roof of the net. Both sides then played their part in a cracking game of football and when East Riding equalised mid way through the half it was well deserved although York keeper Dave Howard did well to stop the initial effort on goal.
This briefly swung momentum back in the away team’s favour but just as they threatened to turn the game around Wilson produced another magnificent finish out of nothing. This time the ace marksman rifled an unstoppable shot from 20 yards passed a startled keeper and into the top right hand corner.
Sam Emmot at the back and Ben Burdett in centre midfield were outstanding for York but in truth the full back line put in another solid performance with full backs Jake Humphries and Jarrad Benson also impressing.
The quality of football dipped slightly second period but not the commitment and a real battle for supremacy ensued. Will Hall did well for York from wide left on return from injury and Aron Clarke stiffened up the defence when they most needed it but with 10 minutes remaining the visitors levelled for a second time after the hosts failed to clear a corner kick.
York then had to dig deep as East Riding pressed for a winner and they looked the most likely but as the clock ticked down to the final minute, and with the game heading for a draw, there was to be a final twist.
A slick interchange of passing between Elliot Fenton and Luca Colville allowed Colville a sight of goal and the midfielder wasted no time in unleashing a strike from long range. The East Riding keeper looked to have the effort covered but as the ball bounced and spilled out of his hands George Brown was on it in a flash to poke home the winner.
Adam Wilson was voted man of the match for York in a brilliant all round team performance. Today York travel to Bradford for a friendly fixture.