Football firsts ‘best season in years’

YORK FOOTBALL firsts are reflecting on a successful season after winning the NUL cup and gaining promotion from the BUSA Division 4B.

After relegation in the 2005/06 season, Dan Brown’s team produced some excellent performances, with their most impressive victory against Leeds University in the semi-final of the NUL cup. York were 2-0 down with only 20 minutes to go when Player of the Season Dominic O’Shea scored a hat-trick to send York through to the final 3-2.

Football Club President Simon Oatridge called it “the performance of the season”, adding: “The semi-final was massive; after we won, things were much easier. We played Bradford in the final, who are a weaker team, and we won 5-2. The two early goals meant it was fairly relaxed.”

Further success came in the Varsity tournament, as the firsts beat BUSA’s number-one Northern team York St. John comfortably. However, defeat to Lancaster in the Roses game provided the greatest disappointment.

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