YORK & District Schoolboys are back in action with the Under-13s thumping Bradford at home before losing at East Riding in friendlies.

After the lengthy lay-off, the priority was for York to enjoy themselves on the pitch again.

And enjoy themselves they did against Bradford. Ben Farrar and Louis McGurrin scored a brace each, with Danny Nicholson, James Borlase and Alex Steel also on the scoresheet in a 7-1 win.

During a frantic opening quarter, York keeper Oliver Huffer saved a penalty. Farrar then sweetly slotted York ahead in the second quarter.

York’s back three of Aidan Fewlass, Reece Potter and Mitch Barson kept organised in the face of sustained Bradford pressure, which eventually told with the equaliser.

The hosts regrouped and won a right-wing free kick which Nicholson delivered and Steel headed home.

Farrar made it 3-1 by the end of the third quarter when he drilled in a penalty he won.

In a dominant final quarter, McGurrin looped a delightful chip over the onrushing Bradford keeper for one of his brace. Borlase got in on the act and Nicholson rounded things off with a mazy solo effort.

At East Riding, the hosts came storming out of the traps and took a 2-0 lead inside 10 minutes.

York grew into the game as the first period progressed, the midfield of Todd Fella, Noah Ward, Jamie Kay, McGurrin and Borlase battling hard.

From a whipped ball into the area, Farrar headed a goal back for York.

East Riding bagged two more when York pushed forward in the second half.

Despite the scoreline, York continued to give a good account of themselves and Ward chipped in a second from the edge of the box.

In the closing stages, Oliver Williams tracked back 50 yards to make a superb last-ditch tackle to prevent a fifth home goal.