YORK & District Schoolboys Under-14s suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat at Calderdale in their first match of the season.

Keeper Louis Powell was among the nine debutants in the squad who will feel unlucky not to come away with a point.

After a nervous first 10 minutes, York stepped up the tempo with some good link-up play down the left between two other new players, full-back Jacob Batty and winger Callum Thorpe.

Chances were few, one seeing striker Joe Sidebottom run onto a defence-splitting through ball only to see his shot saved by the out-stretched keeper after some good build-up play by Cole Gayles.

Calderdale started the second half strongly and, after sustained pressure, got their reward with a well-worked goal.

Minutes later, the hosts could have been two up but for Powell superbly tipping the ball around the post.

A tired-looking York were on the back foot but, with five minutes to go, Cole Gayles was denied an equaliser by a good challenge.

York's man of the match was Will Hotson.

York Schoolboys U13s won 3-2 at Harrogate to maintain their 100 per cent start to the season.

Harrogate, against the run of play, opened the scoring after 15 minutes, but York were soon level as Bobby Boyeson steered home Kean Sorgie's flick.

The hosts started the second half strongly, but York took the lead as Adam Clarkson fired a volley into the roof of the net.

With 15 minutes to go, the hosts were level again, but a last-minute long ball to Sorgie saw him break with pace and flash a precise drive across the keeper and into the far corner.

York Schoolboys U12s came away from Barnsley with a 6-3 win.

Joe Meek opened the scoring in the second minute, finishing low after good work from Arthur Jefferson-Hallett, and Meek doubled the dominant visitors' advantage on 20 minutes.

Barnsley levelled with two quick goals, but Harry Shane restored York's lead before the break.

At the start of the second half, the hosts were level again, pouncing on a defensive error, before a Charlie Rennocks goal inspired York to regain control.

Midway through the half, Ben Armitage netted with a long-range free kick and Jack Redman hooked the ball in for a smart sixth.

The man of the match was Billy Hobson.