BILLY MARTIN’S hat-trick helped Rufforth United to an emphatic 9-0 victory at Tadcaster Town in round one of the York Minster Engineering Football League Junior Cup.
Martin’s contribution to the rout was backed up by two goals apiece from Jack Crowland and Ryan Williamson, plus strikes by Tom Bateson, Daniel Witcombe and Rob Murphy.
In division four, Cawood gained a 2-1 victory over Selby Town Reserves thanks to an own goal and a Sean Harris strike.
Melbourne scored a welcome 3-1 win at Huntington thanks to goals from Matt Beevers (2) and Martin Peacock.
Tadcaster Magnets moved a step closer to the reserve ‘B’ title with a 5-1 win at Malton & Norton, for whom Tristan Midgeley scored.
Brooklyn kept up their championship charge in reserve ‘C’ with a 4-1 defeat of Hemingbrough United.
Matty Bean fired a hat-trick for the hosts, with Tom Everitt notching their fourth.
Hamilton Panthers made certain of the reserve ‘D’ title with a resounding 13-3 defeat of Rufforth United.
The campaign has seen Panthers average seven goals a game.
Kevin Butler hit four more to take his haul for the season to 24, while his brother, Kyle, also bagged a hat-trick.
Sean Stewart (2), Dean Henderson (2), Joe Hynes and Daniel Coombs netted the rest of Panthers’ goals.
Lee Bartlett, meanwhile, grabbed a hat-trick of his own for Rufforth.
Cliffe enjoyed a 3-1 victory at home to Bishop Wilton thanks to efforts from Tom Grundy, Nigel Horner and James Grundy.
Carl Brewer replied for Bishop Wilton.
F1 Racing were 3-0 ahead by half-time against Wilberfoss in the reserve ‘D’ supplementary competition thanks to two strikes from Danny Penrose and a wonder goal for debutant and man of the match Ben Orange.
Penrose completed his hat-trick in the second period with a 25-yard blockbuster to complete a 4-0 win for F1.