York Schoolboys u13 versus Scarborough u13 in the league.
York Schoolboys on a run of draws played host to Scarborough in the league, with players missing, the home side looked to freshen up the squad with two debut players, Harry Watkinson and Jack Varley. Both boys going straight into the starting line up and it wasn’t long before both players linked up to create York’s first chance of the game, a shot from Watkinson that went wide of the mark.
Chances kept coming for the home side with Taylor Bell and Ben Thornton working the Scarborough defence. York looked secure in defence Ben Hudson putting in a commanding performance along with George Turbine and Ben Pearson. Toby Warren in the York goal was kept busy without really been tested.
That was all to change when Scarborough got a corner midway through the first half, the corner beat everyone and fell to a Scarborough attacker who shot from inside the box leaving Warren stranded .0-1.
York looked shell shocked by the Scarborough opener but set about getting the equaliser straight from the kick off. Within five minutes the equaliser came from a move down the York right wing, Taylor Bell played a one two with Watkinson on the edge of the box opening up the away teams defence, Bell slotted the ball home beating the keeper at his near post 1-1.
The equaliser gave York the boost they needed Harry Tinker and Oliver Kilvington running the game for them pushing for a second. The half time whistle came just in time for Scarborough as the city boys started to take control of the game.
The second half brought changes to both sides York going to a back three pushing another midfielder further up the field, Eliott Heath was making In roads into the defence at every opportunity putting in crosses that worked the Scarborough keeper.
Jackson cowl and Dan Tingle kept their side on the front foot with a fine display of tackling, as the game moved into the last ten minutes you could feel the tension in the city boys as they battled to get a winner, for most of the second half the game had been one way traffic Todd Edgar in goal for York had been a bystander recycling the ball back up field when called on.
Heath again causing trouble down the right crossed the cross evading everyone, hitting the inside of the far post and bouncing back across the goal, Thornton couldn’t wrap his foot around the ball shooting wide. Try as they might chance after chance went astray.
The Scarborough keeper having a fine game keeping the away team in the game 1-1.