YORK Schoolboys Under-12s bowed out of the Michael Dale Trophy after a 3-0 semi-final defeat at Leeds.

Leeds took the lead in the opening five minutes after a shot from outside the penalty area appeared to hang in the wind, catching out York keeper Nathan Storr.

Storr had to make a fine save midway through the first period, but Leeds went back on the attack in the second period and, within minutes, they were 2-0 up.

The second goal sparked York into life, with Leo Potts narrowly missing the right-hand upright and Luke Jones’ header flew past a post from a floated Elliot Oliver corner.

The back line of Leo Jones, Tom Eaton and Alfie Evans limited Leeds to a couple of shots, while the midfield of Liam White, Potts, Oliver and Jones battled hard but could not deliver the final ball to lone striker Conner Teale.

Leeds started the third period on the attack and, in the second minute, Joseph Hodge made a fine save.

Jones forced a save from the Leeds keeper and the same player was unable to find the net from the resulting corner.

As York searched for a goal, they were caught out as Leeds broke down the centre and made it 3-0.

Within a minute of the restart, Jones forced another save from the keeper and then Simeon Hopkinson put Leo Potts in on goal, but he was thwarted.

White and Harvey Stephenson also had shots, but it was Leeds who booked their place in the final.

Teale was York’s man of the match.