GOALS were hard to come by as defences held firm in all but one of Worcester City Youth’s round of JPL Elite League fixtures.

But the under 14s notched their third win in the northern group with their best display this season so far against Manchester-based Pro Football Academy.

Goals from Toby Lungley (2), Sahel Yessen, Jake Hemming and Shakeel Brown secured a 5-3 triumph.

City under 15s remain unbeaten in their group after a 0-0 draw with Kidderminster Harriers.

The under 16s were held at Cirencester Town with fine goalkeeping from Ben Clay keeping the hosts at bay before City had the better of the second part of the contest.

City’s under 18s enhanced their chances of finishing runners-up in Midland Floodlit Youth League Premier Division South with a 2-0 win over nearest challengers Gloucester City.

Riley Keasey and Matty Patrick-Rivers ensured the side finished their season in style and retained second spot one point ahead of the Tigers whose final match is at champions Stratford Town on May 9.

Following a 4-0 midweek loss at Nuneaton Griff, City's reserves bounced back with a 4-2 victory over Cadbury Athletic as Joe Bates and Ethan Moran both netted twice.

In their final game of a successful season, the under 10s prepared for their switch to nine-a-side in their friendly against Stoke RTC.

Also in friendly action were the under 13s who lost out to two late goals in a 4-2 defeat to PS Olympic after strikes from Sam Cotton and Harry Rebbeck.