U11s Leeds Tournament

York under 11’s Schoolboy footballers had their first outing of the season when attending a friendly knockout competition in Leeds.

York were placed in a tough group with Wirral, Stockton, Leeds, Derby and Chester-Le-Street.

Up first came Wirral and York struggled to compete with the Merseyside’s pass and move game despite the Wirral’s dominance of possession it was two long range strikes that beat York keeper George Brown who had little chance with both goals.

After this 2-0 loss York now played Leeds and started to get their game together, Paul Iggulden in defence and Adam Clarkson in midfield were giving York the edge but York could not force dominance into goals and this game finished 0-0.

York badly needed a goal and a win, both duly came in the next game when despite going behind to an early Stockton Goal York fought back with goals from Bobby Boyson and Ronnie Kelly to give York a 2-1 victory.

Chester-le Street was a difficult game for the York boys they came under early pressure and after a succession of Corners the opposition rifled in the only goal of the game to run out 1-0 winners.

York now faced Derby and put on their best performance, lively play from both Ryan Evans and Liam Mainprize resulted in two quick-fire Ronnie Kelly goals followed by a Mainprize solo effort to see York run out 3-0 winners.

Two wins two defeats and a draw was a respectable first outing for this fledgling group with lots of promise on display for the forthcoming season.