U11’s York 4 – 1 Nottingham

York under 11’s Schoolboy footballers started 2015 with a well-earned win at home to visitors Nottingham

York are undefeated so far in the league competition but Nottingham were going to be a tough test. The game started well for York with early domination of possession but it soon became obvious that Nottingham were a strong physical side and despite early half chances falling to Harry Tinker and Elliot Heath strong defensive tackling was preventing York getting clear cut chances.

Just when it appeared York were running out of ideas of how to crack a strong Nottingham backline Myles Jackson whipped in a free kick from which Will Hollings up from defence got the slightest of glances to flick the ball into the net to put York 1-0 up with 5 minutes of the first half remaining.Nottingham had created half chances but excellent defending from Dan Tingle and George Turbine ensured York went into the break with a precious 1-0 lead

The second half again witnessed York the busier of the two teams but a long defensive clearance caught York sleeping and when the Nottingham strike spotted the advancing York keeper he executed the perfect lob to level at 1-1.

York were showing a few nerves now but with only 13 minutes remaining another free kick from Jackson was not cleared at the first time of asking and the excellent Oliver Kilvinton pounced to blast home from 8 yards 2-1 York. The pressure was finally off for York when George Turbine was tripped for a late York penalty which was dually converted by Myles Jackson to put York 3-1 up, and then right at the death Elliot Heath pounced on a defensive error to score from 6 yards out to leave a slightly flattering 4-1 score line in a game that looked firmly in the balance at 1-1. Oliver Kilvinton was named York man of the match.