Station advanced upon a King’s throne after they downed Dunnington 6-2 in division one of the Ian’s Cars of Barlby York Sunday Morning Football League.
A hat-trick from Gary Collier, plus strikes for Luke Durham, Steve Lyon and an own goal, wrapped up the points that enabled Station to move within five points of leaders King William with a game in hand.
Jimmy Wilmoth, from the penalty spot, and Rob Hart, netted the home side’s replies.
In division two, Albion Vaults ran out 3-2 winners over visitors York Medics.
On a heavy pitch, Albion struggled to break down a resilient Medics defence and an own goal was all that separated the teams at half-time.
Albion went further in front on the hour mark when Chris Coxon’s cross from the right was again diverted home by a Medics’ defender.
Luke Thornton halved the deficit but Vaults restored their two-goal cushion when George Wojcik headed home a Chris Harkin cross.
Medics were awarded a late penalty which was calmly slotted home by Thornton.
The relegation six-pointer between Brayton and York RI went the way of nine-man RI 3-2.
Brayton took the lead after 11 minutes, Dale Holt scoring from close range. RI levelled soon after through John Goliger and were soon 2-1 up when Gareth Fisher headed home. Brayton’s Rob Guest levelled just before the interval.
Brayton dominated the second half but despite hitting the woodwork three times could not make their superior numbers count.
They paid the cost with five minutes left when Adam Chaplin scored RI’s winner.
Drax won the battle of the power station teams, rallying from behind three times to defeat Eggborough Rangers 4-3.
Kyle Hesling opened the scoring for Rangers when he drove home from 15 yards.
James Barrett made it 1-1 just before the break.
Rangers regained the lead through Danny Jones only for Barrett to head home his second.
Jake Wild put Rangers ahead again but once more Drax levelled.
The see-sawing game was finally decided when Drax forward Stuart Harris controlled the ball on his chest and volleyed home the winner.
• The York Minster Engineering Football League and York Sunday Morning Football League are accepting applications from new clubs for the 2014/15 season. For details phone Matthew Ward on 01904 767613 or Dot Storr, York Sunday Morning League chairperson, on 01904 762428.