YORK & District Schoolboys Under-14s’ decision to play back-to-back matches away to Spen Valley proved successful, winning both games by an aggregate 7-0 score.

Due to the backlog of fixtures, both sides agreed to for both matches to go ahead successively in order ease the congestion upon both teams.

Both matches ended in wins for York, winning the first 3-0 and the latter 4-0.

The first game began with York flying out of the traps and Ben Garbutt-Smith scored inside two minutes, flicking a header in from six yards out.

York doubled their lead soon after when Harry Fort drove into the penalty area and finished his left-footed strike in off the crossbar.

Garbutt-Smith almost had his second and York’s third when he broke clear and clipped an effort just wide of the post.

The third did arrive shortly after, with Garbutt-Smith again involved. This time he crossed for Lleyton Brown who controlled and steered the ball into the back of the net.

Spen showed that they weren’t willing to lie down and started to put together a couple of attacks of their own.

But, they found that Billy Dickinson and Leo Littlewood were on form in midfield, continuing their good work from the previous week both players looked strong and offered protection to York’s defensive unit.

Behind them, Jack Cottam took charge to win his headers and organise those around him, with Jack Redman partnering him to form a dominant presence for York.

York completed the scoring when Adi Bajaziti cut in from the right wing to hit a left footed shot that went in off the bar.

As may have been expected, York’s energy dipped slightly in game two.

They kept working hard though and broke the deadlock when a floated corner from Ben Whitehead found Littlewood who struck from close range.

Brown was the scorer of the second, chipping the ball over the keeper and finding the bottom corner.

Spen remained competitive in the game and tested York’s defence on a number of occasions, though they held firm.

With around five minutes of the game remaining, Spen came close to pulling a goal back. A free-kick from outside the area was pushed onto the underside of the bar by York keeper, Jacob Bryant.

Spen reacted quickest and the rebound was bundled into net, only for the referee to rule out the effort for offside.

In the dying stages, York completed the scoring - Joe Meek controlling the ball in the opponents’ area and finishing neatly.

York U11s were also successful on the road, winning 2-1 at East Riding.

Despite the game seeing a frantic first 20 minutes, the scores remained goalless.

That was until an expertly-taken free-kick from Logan White was spilled by the goalkeeper, with Oliver Boast on hand to tap in the opener.

East Riding came back though and managed to earn an equaliser. With York failing to clear their lines, an East Riding player pounced to level the scores.

York’s heads didn’t drop however and they managed to find a late winner. A long set-piece was delivered from Joe Turbine, with Bobby Moore flicking the ball into the path of Boast who produced a spectacular finish into the far corner to secure York the points.