U11s York 4 – 2 Hull

York Schoolboy under 11 footballers finished their league programme of fixtures in fine style with a determined 4-2 home victory against visitors Hull schools.

Only two weeks previous York had lost a Yorkshire Cup semi-final to the same opposition so all lessons learned from that defeat were put in place for this league encounter.

York started very strongly and the early signs were good when on 5 minutes Elliot Heath rattled in an early goal from six yards out after good work from Harry Tinker 1-0 York. Hull almost immediately bounced back when their left winger struck a sweet shot from all of 20 yards which nestled in the York net leaving keeper Todd Edgar no chance of saving and the game was level at 1-1.

Harry Tinker now grabbed a crucial second goal after a brave but fair challenge on the Hull keeper resulted in the ball squirming into the net to put York 2-1 in front and with half-time fast approaching Isaac Meehan whipped in a fine corner with enough pace to deceive the Hull defender on the line who could only watch as he agonisingly deflected his attempted clearance into his own net to leave York 3-1 in front at half-time.

Hull were never going to take defeat lying down and the second half onslaught began but determined defending from Dan Tingle, Isaac Meehan and George Turbine kept the Humberside boys at bay. Unbelievably now for York just when wave after wave of Hull attacks had been repelled the same Hull winger chanced his arm again this time from all of 30 yards with a tremendous strike which again nestled in the top corner York could only watch with a tinge of admiration as the score was now pulled back to 3-2 with only 6 minutes remaining.

What followed was a frenetic end to a great game with Hull throwing everything at York but with only a minute of normal play remaining Will Hollings won a crunching tackle in midfield then released a fine pass to Elliot Heath who sprinted onto the pass rounded the Hull keeper and rolled the ball into the net to leave York 4-2 victors in a tremendous game.

Dan Tingle and Harry tinker were singled out for praise but a tremendous “team” effort was the motto of the day.