YORK & District Schoolboys Under-12s dispatched Leeds 5-1 in the last eight of the Michael Dale Trophy to set up a semi-final tie at Sheffield.

The visiting Leeds team started the game the brightest, calling keeper Henry Jackson into action early on as he scrambled to tip a long-range shot past a post before he then had to tip a 25-yard lob out for a corner.

However, with their first chance of the game, York took the lead through Ronnie Kelly's cool finish after he had hassled a defender off the ball 30 yards out. It broke to Dan Gallagher who played Kelly through to slot home when one-on-one with the keeper.

York were at it again 20 minutes later when a Leeds corner was cleared to Jamie Hudson who played the ball into Kelly's feet just inside his own half. He turned one man, held off another and hit a shot from the left-hand side of the box which he saw crash back off the foot of the right-hand upright.

Not long after, York made it two through Reuben Pugh's dipping first-time 20-yard effort from Dan Gallagher's pass before Kelly got his second of the day, tapping in after Paul Iggulden's free kick was spilled.

Kelly completed his hat-trick 15 minutes from time, collecting Liam Mainprize's through ball and finishing from close range.

Leeds had some good spells in possession, always looking to get the ball down and play it, but York were thankful for some great cover tackles and interceptions by Ryan Evans. Similarly, Mainprize was instrumental in midfield as he broke up play and got York back on the attack.

York got their fifth with eight minutes remaining through Will Almond picked out the bottom corner with a first-time finish from a wayward cross-field pass before Leeds bundled in a deserved consolation.