YORK & District Schoolboys Under-11s came away from Sheffield Blues with a hard-fought 3-2 win which keeps them in touch with Yorkshire Schoolboys League leaders East Riding.

Logan White bagged himself a brace and Bobby Moore added as York turned around an early one-goal deficit.

This was York's fifth win from six league games, with the only fixture not ending in three points being a 2-2 draw with East Riding.

White himself is on top form and has scored in each of the last six U11 outings.

Conditions were near perfect for football, and it produced a very close, exciting game. Both teams have produced plenty of goals so far this season but defences were on top early on as chances were at a premium.

Sheffield broke the deadlock with a stunning strike from distance that was effectively in as soon as it left the player’s boot, but York’s response was top-class.

Fine work from Finn Davis forced a corner which was excellently delivered by White for the impressive Moore to power home a headed equaliser.

A positional change pushing White up front reaped dividends with his non-stop pressing, tackling and finishing.

His first goal was a deft flick over the advancing goalkeeper and his second was a smart finish when the ball bounced to him from a deflection.

York were now on top and controlling the game.

At the back, Bodhi Justice came to the team’s rescue on a number of occasions with some fantastic recovery tackles, expert positioning and calmness.

Alongside him, Joe Turbine and Theo Clarke were solid as the Sheffield wide-men got little change from the York defence and Zac Watson in goal was quick off his line providing excellent cover and passing for the back three.

In midfield, Thomas Holtby showed lovely touches and composure on the ball as Bobby Moore was strong in the tackle and distribution.

High energy from Charlie Calderwood, Ewan Daly and Oliver Ellis on the flanks and midfield ensured Sheffield’s chances were restricted.

The final seven minutes were very nervy as Sheffield got themselves back in the game with another stunning strike.

With their tails up, the hosts came at York and every player on the pitch committed themselves fully in tackling.

Blocks, tackles and no end of running saw York hold out for the win in a very competitive game.