HAT-TRICK hero Adam Nganga helped York & District Schoolboys Under-15s earn a thrilling 3-3 draw at home to Doncaster.

York, playing their first home game this season, were 2-1 up by the break before the visitors went ahead in the second half.

Man-of-the-match Nganga scored the final equaliser to maintain York's unbeaten start to this Schoolboys League season.

Things got off to an explosive start for the hosts. Ben Armitage picked up possession in the Doncaster half, travelled forward and played an inch-perfect ball in to the path of Nganga. Running in from the right, Nganga burst past a defender and fired across goal, leaving the Doncaster keeper no chance.

Doncaster drew level on 10 minutes when a right-sided cross was headed down and into the corner of the net at the far post. Keeper Jacob Bryant then had to be alert to keep the scores level against the dominant Doncaster, punching clear under pressure.

Midfielders Billy Dickinson, Leo Littlewood and Harry Fort worked hard in the central areas to close down the opposition to put their team on the front foot.

This pressure paid off and York regained the lead when striker Enzo Nunnari fed Armitage, who in turn moved the ball on to Nganga. Shrugging off three defenders, he cut inside before unleashing a left-footed strike into the top corner.

Doncaster levelled matters for a second time following a York attack, a quick ball out from the keeper catching the hosts out and in flew a vicious, dipping volley.

It was not long before Doncaster took the lead for the first time. A clipped ball from midfield led to a mix up around the edge of the penalty area, the ball eventually ending up in the York net courtesy of an own goal.

York went on the hunt for the leveller and, pushing men forward and leaving themselves short at the back, York found an opening when Dominic Weston beat his man on the left and crossed for Nganga to sweep in with his left.

In the final minute of the game, Dickinson crashed a Billy Hobson free kick off the Doncaster cross bar as both sides went for the winner.