Following last week’s hard fought victory in the cup, his week York Under 15’s entertained Guisley in a friendly fixture.
Straight from the kick off York applied pressure on the Guisley defence and within 3 minutes York took the lead, following an unfortunate slip by the Guisley keeper, with Oscar Butters pouncing on the loose ball to fire York into an early 1-0 lead.
York continue to press with Lucas Wilson and Josh Gover controlling the midfield battle with support out wide from Ben Barker Spencer & Robbie Simpsons on either flank causing the Guisley defence problems, unfortunately this intense pressure did not result in extending York’s lead.
York were then punished following a mix up at the back allowing Guisley to equalise with a close-range effort. This sparked a revival from Guisley who then had an excellent 15 minute spell where they pressed the York defence of Will Anderson, Max Warren, Oscar Stott and Tom Fleet, but they withstood the pressure and with the help of keeper Cameron Smith who again pulled off a string of excellent saves they kept the scores level . On the half hour the relentless pressure told and Guisley took the lead when York failed to clear the ball from a corner to make the score 1-2.
York then began to come back into the game and following a corner they were awarded a penalty when Joe Crosby was fouled in the box allowing Lucas Wilson to coolly convert the spot kick to make the half time score 2-2.
York started the second half as they did the first, applying early pressure on the Guisley defence creating half chances for Manni De Nobriga and Oscar Butters. York continued to apply the pressure and limited Guisley to the odd break away. The continued pressure eventually paid off for York as Oscar Butters scored his second of the game pouncing on a loose ball following a save from the Guisley keeper.
In the final minutes York extended their lead when a clever free kick from Danny Allinson was headed into the net by Ben Barker Spencer to make the final score 4-2 to York.
This was a deserved victory for the Under 15’s and apart from a fifteen minute spell in the first half they dominated the game.