YORK Futsal Club continued their excellent form on Sunday with a dominant display against Birmingham Tigers, coming out 16-0 winners.

The difference in experience and tactical knowledge was evident as National Futsal League table-toppers York went three points clear at the summit.

The first goal came after two minutes from Tom Blackburn after some good pressing from hosts York.

This was followed on four minutes from a corner by a ferocious strike from Fabinho into the top right-hand corner of the net.

Birmingham sat deep and looked to counter-attack but struggled to get out of their half - and Blackburn took advantage, intercepting a pass and playing in Eduardo to tap in after nine minutes.

Excellent combination play from a corner by Fabinho and Eduardo resulted in York’s fourth, followed by two more - an individual effort from Da Silva and a close-range finish from Daniel Pedras.

Birmingham almost made the scoresheet as the half drew to a close after a bad pass was intercepted only to find Mortlock recovering brilliantly and restarting York’s attack with a pass to Donoso who smashed the ball into the Birmingham net off the post to take the score line to 7-0 at the half-time whistle.

Birmingham regrouped in the opening stages of the second half and employed a more direct route to goal, but York quickly adapted and the pattern of the first 20 minutes began to repeat itself.

Well-worked close-range efforts were added to the tally from Da Silva, Blackburn, and Pedras before a set piece from a corner was executed perfectly by Donoso after Birmingham had a man sent off for a second yellow card.

Once back to full strength, Birmingham battled on gamely, but as fatigue set in it was only a matter of time before more York stretched their advantage.

Eduardo, Mahamadu Ceesay, Fabinho and Donoso all added to the tally, with Fabinho’s effort the pick of the bunch, netting from a superb counter-attack with Ben Mortlock and Pedras after Karel Batha had made a point-blank save in the York net.

Mortlock rounded off proceedings.

Head coach Junior Roberti said: "We played very well today, and the scoreline reflects that, but it will not always be this way so we must not get complacent.

"To see our graduates getting more court time and gaining in experience was a real highlight today, and shows the hard work in training paying off for all of our players.

"We must continue to keep our standards high and be ready for our next game against Liverpool away.’

York's next home game is on Sunday, November 24 at the York Sport Arena, kick off 4.45pm.