YORK & District Under-12s Schoolboys earned their second win of the season on the road when they defeated a tough and well organised Barnsley side 4-1.

The first 20 minutes were played at a fast tempo, with neither side wanting to give an inch and a midfield battle ensuing as both teams struggled to break each other down.

Barnsley were edging the one to one battles, but a slice of luck was on York’s side.

The ball broke free to Harry Huddlestone on the right wing and the wideman exploited the space in front of him, making a fantastic run to the byline and whipping in a telling cross.

The ball flew into the danger area, over the stranded goalkeeper and nestled in to the far corner to hand York the lead.

York began win the first and second balls thereafter and were taking control, with fantastic work going on in the midfield.

The ball was spread wide to Ozzy Shaw on the left wing whose mazy run saw him penetrate the penalty area before sliding in a pin-point pass to Ben Farrar who swung a left-footed shot into the back of the net from six yards out to double York’s advantage.

York continue to push for more, however it proved to be to their shortcoming as, from a corner, Barnsley made a quick interception and countered clear before reducing the deficit.

Despite that, York remained calm, composed and kept on the front foot to regain their two-goal cushion.

The ball broke to Cam McMillan on the edge of the penalty area and he launched a left-footed strike which the goalkeeper was unable to hold on to, spilling into the path of Huddlestone to tap home for his second.

York finished the game in style, scoring a fourth goal in the final 20 minutes to put the victory behind any doubt.

Noah Ward launched a long throw in to the penalty area and the ever-battling Matty Ellison won the ball.

His cheeky flick put the ball into the path of the unmarked Shaw who slotted home from ten yards out.

York’s man of the match award was goalkeeper Stan Conner, whose calm distribution afforded the foundation to build the victory.

York & District Schoolboys U15s lost their first away match of the season 3-0 against Leeds.

It was an even opening 10 minutes before the hosts created an opening through a quick throw-in and struck past York keeper Lewis Powell.

York responded positively and worked the ball about well without really troubling the Leeds back line.

Man-of-the-match Frankie Cresswell was busy in the central areas, but the home pressure was building and it told when Leeds got their second.

Leeds found a third near the end of the second half.

York & District U13s lost 4-2 at home to a strong, well-organised Sheffield side.

Man-of-the-match Joe Meek, starting on the left, was a big threat early on for York but clear-cut chances were limited and the first half finished goalless.

Sheffield caught York cold with two quick goals after the break before Leo Littlewood got York back in it.

Keeper Jack Yates saved a penalty before Sheffield restored their advantage. Joe Thompson scored to again reduce the deficit after good work from Cameron Wakerley, though the visitors’ quality in the final third got them a fourth.