On a rain swept bitterly cold morning York school boys u12 played host to Spen Valley. This was York’s last game of the year and coming off their only defeat of the season last week they were keen to finish the year off on a high. York started brightly with good early possession from Elliot Heath and Lewis Humphreys both testing the valley keeper early on.
Ten minutes into the game Harry Tinker received the ball from Will Hollings wide on the right, Tinker beating two defenders and cut into the box before hitting a shot that the keeper could only watch fly into the top corner.1-0. less than five minutes had passed before Spen were back in the game with a bursting run down the city boys left which ended up with the ball nestling in the back of the York goal.1-1.
At this point Spen valley probably thought they were back in the game and for five minutes they were until Hollings picked up a loose clearance at the edge of the box curling a shot into the top of the valley goal 2-1.
The Minstermen now had a head of steam and when George Turbine broke from the half way line, beating several players on his way into the box and would have probably gone all the way but for a Spen player tripping him, Turbine stepped up coolly to slot home his second penalty of the season 3-1.
York were now rampant and looked like they would score at any time so when Jack Lowe finished a move that had involved most of the York team to make the score 4-1 it was to no surprise.
It now was the turn of Humphreys to get on the score sheet, the minstermens top scorer who hadn’t scored for two weeks tapped in from five yards from an Oliver Kilvington square ball 5-1.
Jack Lowe was having his best game in the red shirt of York and capped off a fine performance with his second of the game when the ball dropped to him at the edge of the box beating one player before slotting home from inside the area.6-1.
The Minstermen weren’t finished yet and when Kilvington hit a drive that the valley keeper couldn’t hold Humphreys was on hand to tap in for his second of the game.7-1.
Dan tingle had started the game at the centre of defence and was now playing further up the field in his usual composed manner he received the ball from Tinker and shot from the edge of the box with a finish that any striker would have been proud of getting his first goal for the school boys 8-1.
Five minutes left and Will Hollings finished the scoring off for York with a fine finish to seal the win at 9-1.
Spen Valley never stopped trying in very difficult conditions and had spells in the game where they managed to keep York at bay but on the day the Minstermen were clinical in their finishing. York school boys under 12 finishing the year off with played eight, won seven, lost one, scored thirty, conceding eight.
WELL DONE BOYS THANKS FOR A GREAT START TO THE SEASON.