York Schoolboys played host to Sunderland in a friendly at the York University. The game was played in perfect conditions with the home side starting brightly and it wasn’t long before the home side created their first chance of the game through Eliott Heath.
York kept pushing for the lead, Will Hollings having a shot from range testing the keeper and from another shot from distance, Hollings was on hand to rifle in from a tight angle after the keeper spilt the ball.1-0. York’s lead didn’t last long before Sunderland had their equaliser from a close range shot that left Toby Warren In goal for the home team no chance.1-1. The home side kept creating chances through Ben Thornton alongside Eliott Heath up front. But it was the home side defence that was working the most, Jackson Cowl putting in a shift across the park.
Sunderland putting together some lovely football from a team full of academy players. That quality shone through when the away side took the lead again passing their way through the York defence 1-2. York kept the pressure on the away team with Oliver Kilvington and Harry Tinker driving on the team from midfield and from a through ball from Kilvington, Taylor Bell ran on to slot the ball home from inside the box.2-2.
The home side started the more positive, York pushing forward their centre defender Ben Pearson into an attacking role this had an instant effect, Pearson closing down the Sunderland defence with his speed and determination. York started to boss the game from here with Lewis Humphreys latching on to a pass from Elliott Rayner, passing the ball home to retake the lead 3-2. Within minutes York were back on the attack, this time Will Hollings again on target to increase the York lead 4-2.
The home sides defence kept any form of a recovery at bay with Dan Tingle and Joe Roughley both having fine games at the back. From a solid base the city boys broke down the Sunderland defence, Will Hollings this time hitting a first time shot from outside the area leaving the Sunderland keeper helpless.5-2.
Ben Hudson playing up front for the last few minutes had a helping hand in the last goal of the game when Lewis Humphreys finished the game with his second goal and York’s sixth goal.
The game finishing 6-2.