A SECOND half blank saw York Schoolboys Under-14s beaten 5-3 at home by East Riding.

York flew out of the blocks at York College in their first game in six weeks.

A superb passing move between Tom Allen and Tom Reay resulted in Reay slotted home the first goal.

East Riding quickly responded and headed in an equaliser from a corner.

Captain Jordan Calpin switched the ball to the ever-menacing Allen, who ran down the flank and provided striker Reay with a simple tap-in.

However, a tiring York allowed East Riding to equalise again.

Ash Taylor and Bobby Maskell were called upon to defend time and time again as East Riding upped the tempo.

York showed great skill and self-control as they passed the ball around with ease.

Liam Turner worked his socks off at left-back and began to apply pressure down the left flank.

He slipped the ball to man-of-the-match Reay, who floated a beautifully-weighted ball into the box for Josh Winn to smash the ball home.

On the half-time whistle, East Riding levelled at 3-3.

The second half became a midfield battle but, after having a fantastic goal disallowed, York became frustrated.

East Riding took advantage and went ahead with another sloppy piece of defensive play from York.

The visitors lost their discipline, earning three yellow cards, but they added a fifth goal just before the final whistle.

• York U11s Schoolboys extended their lead in the Yorkshire League with a resounding 4-2 victory over East Riding.

It was probably the most impressive display of the season from York who controlled the entire game.

After an own goal gave York the lead, East Riding replied with a spot-kick, but it was a mere blip as the hosts responded swiftly for Joe McCormick to restore the lead.

Stand-in captain Matt Fisher extended the advantage with a penalty and then struck his second and York’s fourth before half-time.

The visitors grabbed a consolation late on, but York were never troubled.

Said assistant coach Brendan Qualter: “The league is in our own hands and if we can replicate this performance in future games it will take an inspired team to stop us.”