The Young Minstermen booked their place in the FA Youth Cup 3rd Qualifying Round on Wednesday evening with a 3-0 victory over Workington AFC.
A first-half brace from Alex Glynn and a second-half strike from Harry Burland sees City advance to the next stage of the competition, which also sees the Youth Team extend their unbeaten start to the new season.
It didn’t take long for the youngsters to get out of the blocks and edge their way in front. A wonderful low cross from Burland from the left was finished off by Glynn from close-range, who handed the Minstermen a 15th minute lead at the Bannister Prentice Stadium.
Six minutes later Burland made a brilliant run down the left-hand side and broke his way into the penalty area before being fouled by the Workington right back, but the referee waived away the penalty appeal as the visitors were able to clear their lines.
Chances came for the hosts as they looked to double their lead as Harley Dawson sent a low effort narrowly wide of goal from distance on the half-hour mark, before fellow midfielder Alex Payne also had a similar effort kept out by Workington goalkeeper Suproto Mansur.
The lead was finally doubled ten minutes before the break through Glynn’s second goal of the evening. It was a carbon copy of the first goal as Burland’s low cross was turned home by the right winger from close-range in the 35th minute.
Glynn thought he’d scored his hat-trick with a tap-in only a minute later, but his effort was ruled out for offside after connecting with the ball after Payne’s low effort was parried away by the goalkeeper.
Workington’s only real chance of the evening came four minutes into the second-half with midfielder Lewis Moore firing well wide of goal after driving forward into a centralised position.
Striker Alex Hernandez nearly extended the Minstermen’s lead further in the 54th minute as his low effort was well saved, before the follow up was headed narrowly wide of the target by Payne.
Burland added the third goal of the evening for the Minstermen with seventeen minutes to go as he capitalised on a loose ball at the back and he made no mistake from close-range, beating the goalkeeper with a composed finish.
The Young Minstermen held on for the win, which sees them move into the third qualifying round of this season’s competition.
With the draw to come, the Youth Team now return to U19 league action next week when they face a trip to the Midlands to take on Solihull Moors next Wednesday.
York City (vs Workington AFC): Carr (GK), Tate, Crooks, Marshall (C), Shirley, Gibson-Booth, Glynn (Lumsden 56’), Dawson, Hernandez (Edenene 68’), Payne (Wilson 66’), Burland
Unused Subs: Dijikingue, Hope, Grumley, Mortimer
Goals: Glynn (15’ 35’), Burland (73’)