YORK & District Schoolboys Under-11s are in with a chance of the league title after beating visiting Leeds 'B' 5-2.

To secure a top-four spot and reach the play-offs for their regional schoolboys' league, York needed just a point from this game - and they got all three thanks to a Ben Farrar brace, Reuben Smith's penalty, a Matty Ellison header and Cam McMillan's late strike.

In poor conditions, York started the first third strongly and Farrar had them in the lead inside 10 minutes.

The burgeoning centre-midfield partnership of man-of-the-match Ellison and Oz Shaw held the middle together nicely, winning balls and playing nice passes out wide to the willing runners of Reuben Smith and Max Rhodes.

York stretched their lead through Smith, who won and scored his spot kick, before Leeds rang the changes and enjoyed a good spell of pressure. A solid back three of Jimmy Hendon, Brogan Dunn and Louie Regan in front of keeper Stan Connor protected York's lead going into the first break.

Ellison buried his header from a Shaw corner in the second third before a Leeds penalty reduced the hosts' advantage.

In the final third, York again looked strong. Front-man Farrar got another sight at goal and made it 4-1 then turned provider for York's fifth, squaring across the six-yard box to find the run of McMillan.

Leeds got a late consolation in the last five minutes.