York City U18s 0 – Bradford City U18s 5
This weekend, we travelled to York City in search of our first away win of the campaign. We looked to continue winning ways, after securing our first win of the season against Mansfield Town last Saturday.
Despite the heavy rain, we settled into the game and enjoyed all of the possession in the opening minutes. A comfortable start saw us take the lead on ten minutes when Luca Mellor’s through ball set up Reece Webb-Foster, who went round the goalkeeper and scored.
We came close to a second goal in the 12th minute when Webb-Fosters cross found Mellor however; his attempted shot was cleared. Callum Chippendale scored in the 13th minute form a free-kick just outside the box to double our lead.
We continued to press and worked to regain possession throughout the first half. York’s lack of goal threat meant our defence could push forward and contribute to our attacking play.
York’s slack defending allowed us to extend our lead on the half hour mark. Webb-Foster’s blocked cross fell to Rhys Jenkinson who, like our opening goal, managed to beat two defenders to find the bottom left-hand corner.
Our fourth goal came on 38 minutes after a long ball from Kesi Omolokun found Webb-Foster who fought off the defenders around him to score his second goal of the game.
After a fantastic first half performance we continued our strong attacking play. York’s half time substitutes made a huge difference to their performance and made more of a contest.
Our first chance of the second half came when Joe Brennan’s long ball found Jenkinson whose shot was pushed away for a corner.
York had a few chances going forward but our defence managed to comfortably clear them away. We were awarded a free-kick on the edge of the box on the 56th minute when Webb-Foster was brought down but Chippendale’s effort was well saved by York’s goalkeeper.
We still shaded the possession throughout the half and scored our fifth goal in the 61st minute. Zander McBurnie’s ball from the half way line found Webb-Foster who slotted home to score his hat-trick.
Even at 5-0 up we still continued to attack, Sumali Cissa’s long range shot on 67 minutes narrowly missed the crossbar and Chippendale’s shot minutes later was saved.
A strong overall team performance was reflected by the emphatic score line.
Next week’s league fixture is at home against Scunthorpe United, 11.00am kick off.