York under 11’s Schoolboy footballers returned from Hull defeated but with their heads held high after losing 2-0 to a strong Hull outfit in the semi-final stages of the Green Un Cup.
York started much the better of the two teams with Harry Tinker firing in and early cross from which Joe stamp could only watch drift by his left foot for what would have been a tap in goal. The pressure from York continued with further strikes on goal from striker Elliot Heath narrowly going wide of the post.
Hull were playing on the break bot solid defensive work from George Turbine, Isaac Meehan and Dan Tingle was containing the Hull threat, half time came 0-0 with but York having the lion’s share of both possession and chances.
The second half now witnessed Hull getting into their stride with a succession of corners but again excellent defending was the order of the day from York. The introduction of Joe Watt for York alongside the excellent Jack Hughes was beginning to show hope of unlocking a defiant Hull defence when from nothing and with only ten minutes remaining a long pass found the Hull striker who took an early shot which York keeper Todd Edgar saved well with a fine parry which unfortunately fell back to the Hull striker to score 1-0 to Hull
With little time to recover for York, however the team didn’t throw in the towel with only a minute remaining they forced a final gasp corner but sadly York couldn’t get on the end of and Hull broke from the York corner and sealed the game with their second and a place in the Final.
York showed great character and man of the match George Turbine was singled out for a fine display at left back.