KAIDEN Butler and Tommy Cahill bagged braces as York Schoolboy under-13 preserved their unbeaten league record with a 6-1 success against Spen Valley.

The Minstermites’ other marksmen were Dillon Meehan and Archie Colley.

With back-four Tom Coy, Tom Algar, Will Hotson and Ellis Cattaneo keeping things tight, Cole Gayles and Butler both fired in some dangerous crosses during the early exchanges.

Man-of-the-match Kieron Clayton, meanwhile, took charge of midfield, with some terrific tackling.

York forged ahead when Butler charged down the left wing and found Clayton whose header picked out Cahill.

The latter, in turn, crossed for Butler to head in at the near post.

With Cattaneo continuing to work tirelessly at the back, York doubled their lead when Clayton hit the bar after rising highest to meet a corner, allowing Meehan to head in from the rebound.

A third goal arrived when the Spen keeper’s weak goal-kick was seized upon by Colley and, after exchanging passes with Gayles, he fired into the top corner.

Gayles’ inch-perfect cross from the left was then headed in by Cahill, before Algar smashed a 30-yard attempt against the bar.

Spen struck back with a goal keeper Josh French-Adams had little chance of saving, but York were quickly back on top with Gayles testing the bar, before Cahill made it 5-1 from a tight angle after link-up play between Clayton and Butler.

The latter went on to add a sixth goal after Colley had broke through the centre of midfield.

York Schoolboys U12s fought out a goal-less draw at Sheffield.

Ronnie Kelly had the best chance to win the game but, after being brought down, his penalty hit the post.

In the last minute, Ben Myers’ 20-yard lob also struck the bar, while Kelly and Liam Mainprize had earlier been denied by the home keeper.

At the other end of the pitch, keeper Henry Jackson commanded his penalty area and his replacement George Brown made a fine left-handed save.

Sheffield were also denied by a series of well-timed interventions by Paul Iggulden, who marshalled the visitors’ defence really well.

Jamie Hudson won the man-of-the-match awards and he continues to make many key tackles, while being composed on the ball and providing a great range of passing.

Elsewhere, York Schoolboy U11s finished runners-up to Leeds in the Yorkshire Seven-A-Side competition to qualify for the North of England finals at Sunderland Football Club’s Academy in March.

The York youngsters won five of their six matches, with the only loss coming against Leeds.

Wins over Barnsley (4-1) and Sheffield (2-1) saw York produce their best displays, with James Rennocks named the team’s man of the competition, while team-mates Jacob Bryant, Will Hobson, Luke Woodhead, Kiam Browne, Charlie Thompson, Alfie Cresswell, Adi Bajaziti and Alex Widdup - all made positive contributions.