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Wilson treble seals double trophy boost for York Schoolboys U13s
12:18pm Saturday 21st April 2012 in Junior football
TWIN league success is being celebrated by York Schoolboys Under-13s.
The Minster city youngsters have won the Yorkshire League championship and the Carnegie Pennine Premier League.
They maintained their 100 per cent Yorkshire League record and sealed the title by beating rivals Sheffield 3-1.
A memorable week for the York youngsters was completed when it was confirmed they would top the Pennine Premier League as nearest rivals Liverpool are unable to fulfil the final fixture due to their success in other cup competitions.
Hat-trick ace Alex Wilson was the hero against a Sheffield side including several Sheffield Wednesday and Chesterfield academy players.
Wilson got behind the defence and calmly chipped the ball over the advancing ’keeper to open the scoring.
York rocked the visitors with a crucial second goal and it was Wilson again, getting on the end of a free-kick to head past the stranded ’keeper.
Sheffield came out all guns blazing in the second half and they pulled a goal back with 20 minutes remaining.
There was a double blow for York as ’keeper Alfie Stevens-Neal was injured in the process and left-back Jarrad Benson donned the gloves.
York weathered the storm and Wilson capped a brilliant personal performance by smashing the ball past the Sheffield ’keeper to seal his hat-trick and provoke wild celebrations.
York will now compete with Leeds and Liverpool in the end of season Carnegie tournament looking to complete a hat-trick of trophies.