YORK Futsal rose to second in National Futsal Series tier two north division on Sunday after a devastating 6-3 win against Sunderland.

Positive from the off, York played a 4-0 formation in possession and found scoring opportunities almost at will.

Mathias Veneroso and Jed Devine were both at the double after George Smith had opened the scoring, and Ramiro Monge rounded it all off.

It took just four minutes for Smith to unleash the thunderous opening strike after a neat one-two with Veneroso down the left.

Devine was causing havoc down the right side and he had an effort saved by the keeper, who parried to Veneroso to slot home from close range.

After eight minutes, Devine scored the goal of the match when he received the ball around halfway and set off on a run that saw him fend off two challenges with a skilful nutmeg before breezing past the last defender and firing home the third.

Sunderland had some respite with a time-out but York were soon back at it and Devine fired in after receiving a neat Monge lobbed pass.

York keeper Alex Johns was equal to the visitors' best chance of the half, saving from Robbie Bettson.

The hosts extended their lead from close range when captain Tom Blackburn found Veneroso with a cross-court pass.

Devine was denied his hat-trick goal when the referee awarded York a penalty instead of allowing his sliding finish to stand following a foul on Veneroso. The penalty was missed.

Sunderland pulled one back on the counter but Monge restored the Vikings' five-goal advantage.

Bettson then found the net for Sunderland after a great run from deep before the visitors got their final goal from a 10-metre penalty, awarded after York committed their fifth foul.

Head coach Junior Roberti said: "We played really well today. Our first-half performance and intensity was excellent and too good for Sunderland.

"Credit that they came back at us, but I thought we managed the game well in the second half and were worthy winners.'"

The Vikings host Leeds Super Eagles on Sunday (5pm).