York u12 schoolboys played host to East Riding in a top of the table clash. Both teams started the game unbeaten at this early stage of the league but it was York who started the brighter with early pressure put on the Riding defence from Humphreys and Lowe.
The minstermens midfield was slowly taking charge of the game with Hollings, Tinker and Kilvington playing the better football in a midfield three that had put East Riding on the back foot and when Humphreys shot was pushed round the post with the keeper at full stretch York had their first corner of the game. Kilvington whipped in a corner on the back post that had everyone beat except Ben Hudson the tall York central defender who made sure the ball was going in and headed in from on the line.1-0.
York were now on top of the game with chances coming thick and fast which had the Ridings keeper in full time employment and when another corner came in that the visitors couldn’t deal with, a scrabble pursued with the ball looking to have crossed the line before being cleared to safety, the referee waving away the home sides claims.
York kept pushing for a second with Will Hollings running the game from the middle of the park and when Harry Tinker was on the wrong end of a tackle from behind that left the midfielder on the floor, Oliver Kilvington took the free kick which was heading home when a Riding defender tried to get his head on to the ball but only succeeded in helping the ball into his own net, the first half finished 2-0.
The second half followed the way of the first with York playing some of their best football with chances falling to Jack Lowe, Taylor Bell and Elliott Heath the Ridings keeper again coming to their rescue, the Minstermen still weren’t home and dry yet with only a two goal lead, York had now gone to four men midfield to try and see out the remainder of the game and when the visitors caught York pushing for a third, then the Ridings winger broke down the right catching the York defence high up the field and it was left to the York keeper Todd Edgar to keep them at bay with a fine save to his right. This was the visitors only real chance of the game.
York finished the game as they had started on the front foot with some outstanding displays from George Turbine, Joe Roughly and Dan Tingle. Well done boys – bring on Barnsley.#flyinghigh