Sheffield FC Futsal beaten by York in first home game

Sheffield FC went down 4-1 in their first home game of the season against a strong York side at the EIS.

Thursday, 24th October 2019, 4:20 pm
Sheffield's Ollie Wheatley-O'Neill. Pic by James Dixon.

York were quick out of the blocks and took a fourth minute lead through Mahamadu Ceesay's thunderous toe-poke.

That early setback didn’t deter Sheffield and they kept defending at a high intensity and were nearly rewarded with Daniel Neath testing the York stopper twice.

Two minutes before the break York then doubled their lead when a Fabinho strike was miraculously turned on to the crossbar by Sam Mattocks in the Sheffield goal, only for England U19 International Michael Bulmer to knock into an empty net.

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Sheffield increased the intensity after the restart but paid for their profligacy when Pedras slotted home to put York 3-0 up.

Silas Valladolid-Collins then produced a moment of brilliance to beat his defender before clipping past the York goalkeeper to bring the score back to 3-1.

Despite their constant pressure, Sheffield couldn't trim the gap further and York netted a fourth in the final minute through Fabinho.

Sheffield goalscorer Valladolid-Collins reflected: "We’ll take the positives into the next game and improve on the areas which need work. We’ll be looking for a win as always. We have a quality group of players here who put in the work.”

Sheffield travel to Liverpool on November 3.