Dunnington FC edge towards successful defence of reserve ‘A’ crown

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RESERVE ‘A’ champions Dunnington took another step toward the defence of their crown with a hard fought 2-1 victory over Copmanthorpe.

Sam Bibby scored the visitors’ goal.

Haxby Town held a 2-1 lead in the local derby with Wigginton, but Grasshoppers hit back to win 4-2.

A Lloyd Williams free-kick and a Dan Hilton effort put Haxby in control, but an own goal had Grasshoppers back level after Rob Orr had scored for the visitors earlier on.

Tom Derbyshire then gave Wiggy the lead with a free-kick before 16-year-old Sam Jeffery, grandson of Wigginton founder and York Minster Engineering League president John Jeffery, scored his first goal for the club.

Old Malton St Mary’s scored a convincing 4-0 victory over Church Fenton White Horse.

James McLoughlin (2), Simon Cooke and Marcus Godsell found the target.

In reserve ‘B’, Heslington gained an unexpected 3-1 victory over title favourites Tadcaster Magnets.

Fulford United went 1-0 up at Aviva through Nick Shipley after 15 minutes and late goals by Stephen Cooper and Danny Hall secured a 3-0 victory.

Thorpe United ran out 3-0 winners over St Clement’s in the only game in reserve ‘C’.

An injury-hit F1 Racing suffered a 5-0 humbling at Hamilton Panthers in the solitary reserve ‘D’ game.

Kevin Butler scored yet another hat-trick with Dean Henderson and Daniel Coombs providing the rest of Panthers’ haul.

The league leaders need to beat Wilberfoss at home next week to secure the title.

In the East Riding County FA Qualifying Cup, Barmby Moor beat Hemingbrough Reserves 4-2.

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