A miserable evening for Team Sunderland as they were defeated 10-0 to York St Johns 8th’s.

From the whistle, York were clearly the attack minded team as they immediately began to test the Sunderland defence. Sunderland started off with a 5 man defence looking to soak the early pressure from York but looked nervous at each York offensive play.

Eventually, the gates were unlocked as Yorks No.15 fired a bullet into the top left corner which was poorly cleared from a Sunderland defender. The keeper was left stranded.

It became 2-0 shortly after as No.15 became the provider for no.9, after a mazy run left three Sunderland defenders for dead which resulted in a nicely cut back pass and an easy finish from Yorks no.9.

After the interval, Sunderland only having one brief attack towards the end of the half meant they switched tactics to press higher up the field. However, it was 3-0 from the off as a long distance strike caught the keeper off guard.

Sunderland continued to constantly pressure which shook the York players for 10 minutes but Sunderland failed to capitalise. From this, team Sunderlands heads began to drop and invited more pressure from York. 

A quick fire double from Yorks No.15 and No.9 made it 5-0 and things looked like it could only get worse for Sunderland. Which it did. From this point onwards, York were toying with Sunderland, and at times it looked like it was a training session. 

Around the 70 minute mark, Sunderland found themselves 7-0 down as No.9 racked up his hat-trick with a neat finish with no.15 yet again with the assist. Which soon after, no.15 also grabbed his hat-trick after he rounded the Sunderland keeper, who despite the scoreline, made a string of excellent saves.

As full time rounded up, Sunderland looked tired and left plenty of space for York to create chances. Ruthlessly, York showed no mercy and continued to exploit the Sunderland defence who threw everything forward for a consolation goal. 

York hit on the counter and netted another 3 easy chances which were slotted home to make the final score 10-0. A well deserved victory for York who pushed Sunderland aside with ease.