The U19’s league season got underway on Wednesday with a 2-2 draw against Boston United at the training ground.
Alex Glynn’s opener after fifteen minutes ensured the Young Minstermen headed into the break leading, before Bailey Wilson doubled the advantage five minutes short of the hour mark after coming off the bench.
However, two goals in the final half-an-hour saw Boston come from behind to secure a point.
City enjoyed plenty of early attacking pressure in the opening ten minutes as a series of chances came for the men in red. Mackeznie Crooks’ free kick was turned away from danger at the back post inside a packed penalty area, before Glynn had a goal ruled out after being offside as he connected on the rebound.
Glynn did however open his account for the season in the 15th minute, converting the ball home from close-range in the penalty area after connecting with Williams Edenene’s low cross in from the left.
In the final six minutes before the break, Alex Hernandez went close with a header which was easily saved by the Boston goalkeeper, before Harley Dawson’s low-driven effort was parried away after increasing York pressure in the final third.
Wilson added the Minstermen’s second goal of the afternoon ten minutes into the second half, smashing the ball into the top-right corner from inside the penalty area after the visitors had failed to clear the ball away after a left-sided delivery.
Boston responded on the hour-mark with a header at the far post from a corner, giving them hope heading into the final half-an-hour at the training ground.
And three minutes into second half injury time, a shot from the edge of the area shot through a body of City defenders and into the bottom-left corner, ensuring Boston headed back down to Lincolnshire with a point.
The U19’s are back in league action in a fortnight when we take on Gateshead on Wednesday 20th September at the training ground.
York City U19 (VS Boston United): Taylor (GK) ©, Tate, Crooks, Marshall, Shirley, Dijikingue, Glynn (Wilson 56’), Dawson, Hernandez, Payne, Edenene (Mortimer 68’) (Hope 86’)
Goals: Glynn (15’), Wilson (55’)