YORK League Representative manager Matthew Ward was delighted with his side’s performance when they defeated their Scarborough rivals 3-0 at York City’s Bootham Crescent last week.
The York side won it convincingly with skipper Neale Holmes bagging a brace and his Huntington teammate James Edmonds also on target.
Ward said: “We had a squad with a number of key players who had performed well in previous games missing.
“These included Dave Hartas, Chris Dyson and Old Malton’s Richard Dunning. The squad had at least half a dozen rep team debutants.”
The game was only the third game that Ward and his assistant Iain Dunn had been in charge of.
Ward added: “Having supported York City all my life I was extremely proud to be leading out the York rep team at Bootham Crescent.
“After a cagey start to the game we settled well and started to dominate the game with some good possession. We scored the opening goal after some good work from Old Malton’s Danny Fogg down the left wing. Neale Holmes got the decisive header from close range.
“In the second half we continued to dominate the game and our defence looked very strong, with Old Malton’s Simon Cooke controlling matters.
“Jimmy Wilmott (Dunnington) was enjoying his first game for the rep team alongside the impressive Holmes.
“We doubled our lead when young James Edmonds received the ball on the edge of the 18-yard box and volleyed home at the David Longhurst stand end.
“It was a quality from the teenager who, as a City fan, must have dreamt of scoring such a goal.
“Neale (Holmes) scored his second goal with a dainty chip which took a slight deflection to evade the Scarborough keeper Jamie Haxby.
“Scott Sullivan (Dunnington) struck the bar with a penalty late in the game but we saw out the game comfortably.
“It was particularly pleasing to beat the old enemy and I was very proud of all the lads.”