YORK & District Schoolboys Under-13s booked their place in the third round of the English Schools' Football Association Cup with a 7-1 thumping of Harrogate.

Joe Thompson scored a hat-trick and Joe Meek added a brace for the hosts, while Ben Garbutt-Smith and debutant Lleyton Brown got a goal each.

Despite not having played a fixture for four weeks, York started the game quickly, strong in the tackle and tight to their opponents when not in possession.

Five minutes in, a Meek shot from outside the area went in off the post to give York the lead.

York's wide men, Cameron Wakerley and Garbutt-Smith, looked lively, and the latter forced the Harrogate keeper into some good saves before Meek scored his second with a fierce top-corner strike.

At the back, Jack Cottam, Jack Redman, Billy Hobson and Seb Holowkiewicz were composed, with man-of-the-match Ben Armitage playing a simple, tidy game just in front of them.

Keeper Jacob Bryant was called upon to make a brave double save before Brown had a goal disallowed for offside.

York's positive play was soon rewarded as Garbutt-Smith clipped a cross-shot just inside the far post, before Thompson added a quickfire double, the second a cool finish after clever build-up play from Leo Littlewood and Armitage.

Harrogate pulled one back just before half-time.

York signalled their intent after the restart. Adi Bajaziti looked tricky and skilful out on the left while Harry Fort forced the Harrogate shot-stopper into a save with a left-footed effort from the edge of the box. Ben Whitehead struck a post.

Keeper Bryant made an acrobatic save at the other end, and Billy Dickinson showed his quality in the deep midfield role.

Brown got York's sixth on the 50-minute mark with a calm finish after a mazy run from the halfway line, and Thompson completed his treble 10 minutes from time.

York & District Schoolboys U12s progressed to the third round of their cup with a 5-1 win over Doncaster.

Man-of-the-match Jack Huddlestone went close in the early stages while central midfield pairing Matty Ellison and Oz Shaw kept the Doncaster breaks at bay. The first half ended 1-0 to York after Ben Farrar slotted into the bottom corner from a Brogan Dunne pass.

Jimmy Hendon added after the break from Harry Glaves' ball in and Farrar got his second from a corner.

Doncaster pulled one back with a great strike from outside the area before Farrar got his third and, in the closing stages, James Borlase added a fifth from keeper Stan Connor's pinpoint pass.

York & District U11s were crowned Yorkshire seven-a-side champions in Leeds and have qualified for a Northern tournament at Sunderland's Academy of Light in March 2020.

Against Sheffield, goals from Oliver Boast, Logan White and Bobby Moore secured a 4-2 win.

Boast netted again in a 3-1 win over Bradford, with Oliver Ellis and debutant Ewan Daly adding.

Rotherham were beaten 2-1 with goals from Boast and White.

Charlie Calderwood got in on the goalscoring action in a 4-0 win over Leeds, with Boast and White on target again.

York finished two points clear at the top of the table, despite their final game ending 2-1 at the hands of Barnsley. Boast got the goal.