U11s York 9-1 Leeds B

A superb performance today from the U11 York Schoolboys against a strong Leeds team. This was the first game back after the Christmas break and it took a little while for York to get into their stride with Leeds starting well as the stronger of the two teams causing some early scares at the back and forcing some early corners.

York, through Logan White were dangerous on the counter and a few chances were spurned before a corner delivered brilliantly by White onto the head of Oliver Boast for his first of three goals. It wasn’t long before Boast was on the scoresheet again with a surging run and finish from the left. Leeds were not out of it and fished the first period well creating pressure through set pieces and attacks but kept at bay by Zac Watson in goals.

A fast counter attack saw Leeds right back in the game with a great run and finish to make it 2-1. But by now York were on top in midfield and a 3rd goal arrived quickly, albeit fortunately when a Leeds defender inadvertently scored an own goal from a White free kick. White was on the scoresheet proper shortly after with a lovely free kick, his set piece delivery all game was outstanding. York were in full control and Ewan Daly added a fifth scoring a rebound shot from a tight angle. Just before the end of the 2nd period a beautiful team move from back to front through the excellent Bobby Moore and Daly was finished off by Finn Davis for his first schoolboy’s goal.  He was on the scoresheet again in the 3rd period as York continued to dominate.

Boast completed his hattrick when a wonderful through ball from Thomas Holtby played him in to finish expertly. Another White corner saw Finn Simpson head in the final goal of the game.

At the back, Joe Turbine and Theo Clarke worked tirelessly and Bodhi Justice’s versatility to play between defence and midfield was invaluable as players moved positions later in the game.

An excellent return to league action for York moving into a busy period where games come thick and fast as they look to make their way up the league table.