DERRICK Dennington - one of the biggest points scorers in Pocklington's history, and one of the rugby club's most loyal supporters - has died at the age of 74.

Never missing a match, despite his reduced mobility following a severe stroke a few years ago, Dennington was on the touchline as usual on Saturday, and on brilliant form in the clubhouse afterwards, joking with his former teammates.

Full-back Denno accumulated more points than anyone else for all teams, winning countless games with his metronomic toe-end goal-kicking over the course of a 30-year Pocklington career.

Joining the club straight from school, he played a key role in the third XV Pilgrims' golden era of the 1970s and 80s, but also helped the first team to many victories with his prolific boot.

Not only a keen and able rugby player, he also graced Percy Road’s front pitch as a handy wicket-keeper in the Pocklington Cricket League, and was a talented musician, playing with the local band Roy & The Zeros.

His family have asked that everyone raise a glass to his memory at Pocktoberfest tomorrow – a fitting tribute, as his last public performance at Percy Road was in 2014, performing with headline act Curly’s Band.

His funeral is on Wednesday, October 25 at 11.30am, and the wake will be held afterwards at the rugby club at 1pm.

Pocklington’s last North Premier outing was a 38-29 home loss to Rossendale, in which the hosts battled back from 21-0 to claim a hard-fought bonus point.

The side will not play this weekend ahead of their home clash with sixth-placed Ilkley, who travel to North One East’s Cleckheaton in the Yorkshire Cup tomorrow.

Malton & Norton dropped to 11th position in North One East after their 36-12 loss at Morpeth, their inexperienced forwards struggling to cope in scrum and lineout situations.

This weekend, they face Hull Ionians in the first round of the Yorkshire Cup at The Gannock.

Hull are second-bottom in National One, having won one and lost five of their opening fixtures.

York continued their march at the top of the Yorkshire One table with a 40-19 home victory over Old Rishworthians.

Medicals will be the next side to visit Clifton Park tomorrow in the RFU Intermediate Cup. The visitors currently sit in seventh in Durham & Northumberland One, having had a balanced run of results – three wins and three losses.

Selby suffered a huge 60-6 defeat at the hands of fourth-placed Heath last weekend, now sitting only one place off the bottom.

This weekend, they host Guisborough, who enjoyed a 52-10 thrashing of second-bottom Novocastrians. The Tess Valley side are one place above Medicals in Durham & Northumberland One.

York RI faced fourth-placed Hessle in Yorkshire Four last Saturday, losing 28-17.

RI will benefit from a week’s break ahead of their league game against second-bottom Sheffield Oaks, having been knocked out of the Yorkshire Vase last month by Halifax.

Sheffield have been awarded a walk-over in their Vase game at Rossington Hornets tomorrow.