IN THE Fastpack Ltd York Sunday Morning League there was one League Cup game left to be played in the quarter-final stage.
Division two side Haxby United faced division one York Nomads, and Nomads held a 1-0 lead going into half-time.
They scored a further three goals in the second half to win the game 4-0 and progress through to the semi-finals. Calum Ward and Liam Flanagan both bagged braces for Nomads.
In division one, Wigginton Grasshoppers had their title hopes dented with a 2-1 loss to Brayton.
Wigginton pressed for the entire first half but couldn’t create any clear-cut opportunities. Instead, it was Brayton’s Paul Tiffany that scored on the counter-attack with a looping header.
Tiffany scored his and Brayton’s second goal 10 minutes before half-time with a great volley from outside the area.
After the break, Brayton’s defence stood firm – apart from conceding a penalty for Wigginton’s Michael Clancy to pull one back.
Brayton kept them out for the remainder of the encounter and won the game 2-1.
League leaders Malt Shovel negotiated a close clash against NUR to stretch their lead at the top of the table to nine points.
Malt took a 2-0 lead into half-time, but in the second half NUR came out strongly and managed to score a great free-kick through Nicky Fletcher.
The leaders netted another before NUR notched a good team goal finished off by Ben Spencer. Malt’s goals came from Luke Durham, Gary Lumley and league top goalscorer Gary Collier.
Hounds faced up against Thorpe United and took all three points with a 3-0 victory – Hounds' goals coming from Reuben Pearce, Christopher Jackson and Thomas Hogg.
Cliffe and Marcia Bishopthorpe shared four goals apiece in an eight-goal thriller.
In division two, a close game between leaders Selby Olympia and third-placed Bramham saw the Selby side take all three points.
The game was level at half-time but Selby managed to score a goal more than Bramham in the second half to win the game 4-3.
Top goalscorer Tom Lazenby added a hat-trick to his tally, with Robert Frair scoring for Selby. Josh Wilson, Adam Sharpe and Anthony Walsh netted Bramham’s goals.
York Medics managed to win a comfortable game against bottom-of-the-league Rawcliffe Crusaders 4-0. It took four second-half goals from Jack Buchanan, Greg Chambers, Matthew Fortnam and Matthew Russell to take the win.
Local rivals faced one another in Elmpark and Beeswing, but it was Elmpark who came out on top with a comfortable 7-1 win.
Dan Davison scored a hat-trick, while Nathan Wright bagged a brace, and Duke Whiter and Ben Alexander scored as well. Danny Phillips netted Beeswing's only goal.