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First-ever York FA Under-11s Cup falls to Poppleton Tigers
11:48am Saturday 12th May 2012 in Junior football
Poppleton Tigers led off a four-timer of finals with a 5-1 victory over Thorpe Blues to lift the F1 Racing-sponsored York FA Under-11s Cup.
In the first of a cracking quartet of York FA showpiece games at Tockwith on Bank Holiday Monday, the young Tigers came from behind to win the inaugural U11s knockout competition.
Thorpe took the lead after seven minutes with a long-range shot by Toby Evans.
Within three minutes, Poppleton levelled with a fortunate own goal and they were 4-1 up at half-time thanks to a long-range free-kick by Kenan Williams, a fine individual goal from Luke Matterson and an effort from distance by Joseph Allerton.
’Keeper Alex Crick thwarted Thorpe’s attempts to get back into the game after the break and Williams struck a superb fifth goal for Poppleton.
York Cubs U12s claimed the York FA Acaster Shield, beating Wilberfoss 4-1 in the final.
An unmarked Charlie Power headed in the opener early on and they doubled their lead when Duke Witter’s cross was deflected into the net.
Milo Shore struck the third from about 30 yards and the Cubs led 4-0 at the break thanks to Tom Flatters’ goal.
Wilberfoss managed to dig deep in the second half, with goalkeeper Sam Hendry in outstanding form, and Jack Watson reduced the deficit after great play from Matt Savage.
The Cubs’ U16s made it a club double as they beat Thorpe United 2-0 in the Pavers Shoes-sponsored York FA Senior Minor (U16s) Cup final.
Rowan Todd and Lewis Clark went close for Cubs before Lewis Aubrey’s shot hit the bar.
Thorpe’s Dan Ward saw his shot go narrowly wide before the half-time interval.
In the second half, Thorpe goalkeeper Adam Walters pulled off a superb save to deny Cubs captain Keiran Dunlop, the man of the match.
With ten minutes remaining and the game drifting towards a penalty shoot-out, Dan Clipston netted from 40 yards.
Four minutes later, the victory was sealed when Noah Culpin hit a post and Michael Pearson followed up to score.