U12s Leeds 0-1 York

On a soft, muddy pitch with gusts of wind to boot; York made the short journey to Leeds for a league match that both were wanting to win to keep hopes alive of a top of the table finish.

York got off to a slow start and within minutes Leeds should have tested Stan Connor from 8 yards; but blazed the ball high and wide. A let off for York and a warning that they took note of.

York began to win their 1v1 battles whilst also trying to play the ball out to the wings thus finding the better areas of the pitch. Chances were coming and going in the 1st 20-minute period, Cam McMillan hitting the bar with a sweet left foot strike from approximately 15 yards was the closest any side came to unlocking the scores.

1st 20 mins. Leeds 0 v 0 York

The start of the second period saw York having more and more of the ball but unable to create that chance to break the deadlock. Caught offside and the final pass through just out of reach!

Leeds had a couple of chances to take the lead, a 1v1 with Stan Connor at his near post was saved by the York shot stopper.

With only a few minutes left in the period York won a free kick towards the corner flag. James Borlase swung in a cross for Matty Ellison to show great determination and with a thumping header to send York into the break taking the lead.

2nd 20 mins. Leeds 0 v 1 York.

The final third York saw out the game with some great defending from the back 3, Jack, Harry & Noah and then unlucky not to go further in front with a strike from Matty Ellison that struck the bar and bounce the wrong side of the whitewash for York.

York came out deserved winners and took home the 3 points.