MATT Tiplady grabbed the winning goal as Wigginton Grasshoppers edged to a 2-1 York Minster Engineering League victory over fellow premier division title contenders Huntington Rovers.

The reigning champions had earlier taken the lead through former East Stirling, Notts County and Gateshead defender Jordan Holt, before George Brown levelled for the visitors.

Holt, who is also a former Wales under-19 international, opened the scoring when he slid in to convert Jamie Willstrop's curling cross.

Nifty footwork from Brown then restored parity but, after the break, Grasshoppers threatened through Tiplady and Gary Newton before the former settled matters.

Racing on to a deft chip forward by Willstrop, Tiplady beat outrushing Rovers keeper Dan Smith to the ball and lashed home.

The reigning champions continued to apply the pressure with Kain Rogerson having a chance cleared off the line and Smith making a superb save to deny Willstrop.

Huntington might still have snatched a late equaliser, but Chris Dyson’s strike was blocked by Tom Derbyshire to prevent an almost certain goal.

The win leaves Grasshoppers a point clear of Old Malton St Mary's at the top of the division with a game in hand.

St Mary’s beat Sporting Knavesmire 7-1 with Andrew Simpson replying for the latter.

Elsewhere, Poppleton United produced a shock result after emerging 4-3 winners at Osbaldwick with debutant Harry Hewiston getting the match winner after earlier efforts from Luke Wilkinson, Ben Brannigan and Kevin Luke.

Chris Bilton (2) and Danny Penrose netted for the hosts.

A hat-trick from Phil Smith helped Tadcaster Magnet overcome hosts Malton & Norton 5-2.

Matthew Howgate and Lee Robinson joined Smith on the scoresheet, while Simon and Matty Reeves responded for Malton.

Copmanthorpe went down 2-1 to Hemingbrough United despite Tom Settle’s goal, while Dringhouses overcame F1 Racing 3-1.

Cam Sanderson forced a Dan Hickey own goal to open the scoring on the quarter-hour mark, before Chris Demspey levelled following good work from George Trifan and Jason McCloud.

Dringhouses edged ahead again, though, with ten minutes to go when Sam Backhouse headed home and wrapped up matters through Sanderson after Tich Mashumba’s attempted equaliser had struck the crossbar.

In division one, Niall Smallwood hit a hat-trick as Rawcliffe made it two wins from three matches.

The other marksmen in a 5-0 thrashing of Brooklyn were Dave Hartas and Danny Coulson.

Tockwith have a similar record following a 1-0 away victory over Pocklington Town with Chris Newby the man on target.

Haxby Town, meanwhile, are averaging 11 goals-a-game this season after a 15-1 annihilation of Huby United saw their perfect record extended.

The second division leaders' haul was headed by six-goal Josh Winn and Adam Chaplin, who netted four.

Daniel Clipson, Josh Leeming, Dale Waddington and Kieran Harris also struck for the home side, with an own goal completing their scoring.

Heworth sit in second place after a 6-2 win over Heslington.

John Moore struck twice for Heworth, but hit the woodwork an unbelievable four times as he tried in vain to complete his hat-trick.

First-team debutant Callum Marshall also notched, with Ashley Hope and Ross Wilkinson completing the Villagers’ scoring, while Alexander Clark and Matthew Birkitt were on target for Heslington.

Bishopthorpe United triumphed 6-2 over Stamford Bridge while Barmby Moor and Strensall played out a 1-1 draw with Matty Beevers and Gareth Hurst notching for their respective sides.

In division three, Rufforth United made it two wins from two following a 6-3 success over Selby Olympia thanks to Lee Dutton (2), Dave McNichol, Phil Martin, Adam Brooke and Liam Keenaghan.

Moor Lane paid the price for having a man sent off after 30 minutes on their visit to Cawood.

Despite goals from Andrew Kenyon and Chris McCluskie, Moor Lane suffered a 3-2 loss at Cawood, while Malt Shovel and Bubwith White Swan fought out a 2-2 draw.

Paul Holmes (3) and Michael Kay (2) netted for Stillington Sports & Social Club as they overcame Swinton by 5-3 with Edward Marwood, Harry Thistleton and Alan Goforth hitting back.

Clifford defeated Elm Park 2-0 with Pollington and LNER Builders fighting out a goalless draw.

In Reserve A, Wigginton Grasshoppers joined Thorpe United at the top of the table following a 5-1 defeat of the league leaders.

Fighting back from 1-0 down at the break, Grasshoppers clinched the points thanks to Steve Jarvis (2), Mark Scoreby (2) and James Sutton.

Defending champions Huntington Rovers were also hauled back after taking a 2-0 lead against Pocklington Town through Lee Jackson and Lee Bunce, only to capitulate after the hour mark with Liam Serginson (2), Nathan Walker, Sam Parkison and Joe Higgins condemning them to a 5-2 defeat.

Old Malton St Mary's won 2-0 against a Copmanthorpe side still looking for their first point and goal with three games played.

Niall Kirby’s fantastic hat-trick saw Poppleton United win 5-2 in their Reserve B clash at F1 Racing.

His treble comprised of two free kicks and a 35-yard screamer.

Ryan Williamson and Kieran Blondrage also netted for United with Joel Gallagher-Coates and Scott Pollington-Woods answering back for F1.

There were three hat-trick heroes, meanwhile, as Sam Thompson, Nick Lawrie and Matty O'Connell helped Osbaldwick romp to an 11-0 triumph against Harrison Signs, with Chris Suddaby also bagging a brace.

Tadcaster Magnets and Bishopthorpe United could not be separated after sharing eight goals equally between them and a Tom Ridsdill double saw Tockwith defeat Heworth by 2-1, with Mark Foster getting the visitors' consolation.

Brooklyn picked up their first point in Reserve C with the last kick of the game at Civil Service.

Kieran Nelson and Declan Richardson had earlier given Service a 2-0 half-time lead.