At the same time, the vanquished hosts slipped to the foot of the table.
Rob Hart put the villagers 1-0 up in the tenth minute but this was cancelled out seven minutes later when Jake Moyse rifled home a 30-yard shot.
Just before half-time Dave Watson scored from a tight angle to give Severus the lead.
The second period saw both sides create chances but the result was finally settled when Watson, pictured right, notched the goal of the game – a solo run in which he beat four defenders before putting the ball in the net.
Britannia Tadcaster moved to within three points of division three leaders Marcia Grey with a game in hand after beating fierce rivals Tadcaster Magnets 3-1.
After a blank first half, Magnets took the lead with a goal from Ben Wilson.
Close-range finishes from Chris Duffield and Adam Field gave Britannia a 2-1 lead before Britannia’s Josh Tinker hit a 35-yard rasper.
Snaith need only one point from three games to claim the division four title after slamming Marcia Bishopthorpe 10-0.
Hat-tricks for Rob Tate, Mark Baggaley and Ryan Featherstone were augemented by a Brad Thompson strike.
Drax completed the double over Eggborough Rangers to keep their promotion hopes alive.
A Drax opener from James Barrett was matched by a deflected Sean Gandy shot.
Gandy then gave Rangers the lead but Barrett struck his second before Kevin Newlove put Drax 3-2 in front at the break.
Drax dominated the second period and ran out 5-2 winners when Barrett struck twice to take his tally to four.
• York Nomads are through to the semi-finals of the Ian’s Cars of Barlby League Cup after beating Albion Vaults 4-3 on penalties.
Tom Wheatland gave Nomads a first-half lead but this was cancelled out in the second period by Albion’s Danny Hewitt.
The tie then went to penalties where Nomads held their nerve with Chris Bilton, Kallum Horne, Tom Wheatland and ’keeper Tom Young all scoring from the spot. Young also saved two Albion penalties.