U12s York 2-2 East Riding

Following two away games on the bounce, York entertained East Riding at home in a friendly fixture. With players returning from injury York had a full squad to choose from and the starting nine started the game well and created the early chances, with Ronnie Kelly, Liam Mainprize and Adam Clarkson all going close to scoring.

It was the visitors though, who took an early lead, having been awarded a free kick which was whipped into the box and flicked into the bottom corner of the net giving York keeper Henry Jackson no chance.

York continued to dominate and soon equalised when Dan Gallagher won the ball out wide before playing in Ronnie Kelly who forced a great save from the East Riding keeper with the rebound falling to Liam Mainprize who was on hand to make the scores level.

York continued to press and soon took the lead following a mistake from the East riding defender allowing Ronnie Kelly to score and make the score 2-1 to York at the end of the first period.

The second period started with East Riding applying pressure on the York defence and soon equalised following a superb strike from distance into the top corner of the York goal past a diving keeper George Brown. The equaliser seemed to kick start York into action with numerous chances either going narrowly wide or been saved by the East Riding keeper. The second period came to a close with the scores at 2-2.

As in previous weeks York came out for the third and final period on the front foot, creating chance after chance and limiting East Riding to the odd breakaway opportunity. Unfortunately, York failed to take any of their chances and the game finished 2-2.

This was a solid performance against a good East Riding side and on another day the chances would have been converted.

Man of the Match – Paul Iggulden.