AN UNLUCKY York under-15s side went down fighting 2-1 at Nottingham in a game they “completely dominated”, according to managers Alan Oliver and Neil Stephenson.

This was the second defeat in a row for the side, following a 3-1 away loss at Barnsley.

York started confidently, their midfield controlling the game and passing the ball nicely, while a Will Jarvis shot from a third-minute corner was just about blocked.

At the other end of the pitch, the visitors were resolute in defence, and limited the East Midlands side to long-distance efforts.

A 13th-minute corner, however, found an unmarked Nottingham striker in the box, who lifted a shot over the stranded keeper.

York pressed for the equaliser, forcing some fine saves from the home keeper and the breakthrough finally came ten minutes before the interval, Liam White playing in Jarvis to slot home.

The second half began with much the same dynamic, with the visitors looking hungry for more goals and Nottingham reduced to counter-attacks, during which time keeper Nathan Storr had to make a good save from a one-on-one.

With three minutes remaining, York were caught on the break as they went in search of a winner, this time the Nottingham striker making no mistake.

Late drama ensued, but the hosts held on to their lead.

The managers said: “Well done to the lads. Completely dominated the game. On a different day we would have come away with a 7-1 win, but that's football for you.”

York’s man of the match was Louis Jarvis.

York U12s returned to action from their tournament in Leeds with a 4-2 friendly win at Scarborough.

Due to injury, York were only able to field nine players, but the defensive trio of Ben Myers, Paul Iggulden and Josh Boast kept Scarborough at bay.

The visitors took the lead in the seventh minute, when Adam Clarkson’s defence-splitting pass found Ronnie Kelly, who slotted home.

The pair swapped roles for the second goal, Clarkson nodding in Kelly’s cross, but the hosts soon found themselves back in the game with a wonderful strike to make it 2-1 at the end of the first third.

York pressed to extend their lead in the second third, Kelly narrowly missing some good chances, but it was Scarborough who netted again from a breakaway.

Defensive stalwart Iggulden who edged York back in front with a sublime solo goal, before Liam Mainprize secured the game with a calm finish.

Scarborough were awarded a penalty in the final minute, but the resultant effort was wide of the target.

Man of the match was Chris Pooley.

York U11s produced a dominant team display in their second game of the season, winning 7-0 at Scarborough.

The first third passed with York creating a number of good chances, but failing to convert, while Scarborough were limited to long-range efforts, one forcing keeper Jacob Bryant into a good save.

Alex Widdup eventually broke the deadlock, with a tidy finish into the bottom right-hand corner.

More attacking play saw man-of-the-match Alfie Cresswell rewarded with two goals, before Widdup added a fourth with a headed effort.

York netted three more in the closing 20 minutes. Charlie Thomson and Leo Berriman both got on the scoresheet, and Arthur Jefferson-Hallet completed the rout with a magnificent seventh from distance.