U14s Nottingham 7-1 York
With a depleted team York set off to Nottingham in the league. The home team started as expected, strongly with early chances going astray.
York keeper Todd Edgar was kept busy from the first whistle and with only a few minutes gone Edgar was beaten from a close range shot that put the home side one up.
York took the game to the home side with Aidan Cardow and Lewis Humphreys both creating chances for each other. Just as York started to get back into the game York’s reliable full back George Turbine had to leave the pitch after a clash of legs that left him with a badly swollen knee playing no more part in the game.
Harrison Nicolls having to step into the full back position from his usual wing position and looked like he had played there all his footballing life, overlapping his winger at every possibility.
The first half drawing to a close Nottingham again broke the York defence of Will Hollings and Ben Pearson with a shot from the edge of the box.
Frankie Styler and Oliver Kilvington kept the city boys on the front foot with a battling performance across the middle of the park.
With only seconds left Nottingham again hitting the target from a break that caught the York side at the wrong side of the field.
Second half and York came out fighting trying to match the physicality of the home side, Jackson Cowl in the centre of the York defence was having an outstanding game putting his body on the line for the team.
The city boys kept the pressure on Nottingham and it paid off when Cardow latched on to a loose ball in the middle of the field placing the ball through the home sides keepers legs.
With the game drawing to a close the home side kept pushing for more out of the game so when York missed a tackle on the edge of the York area Nottingham again punished the away side with a strike that hit the roof of the York goal.
York’s work ethic was fantastic right to the end the whole team never taking a step backwards against a much larger and physical team.