F1 RACING sprang the surprise of the day in the York Minster Engineering League premier division with a 4-1 defeat of table-toppers Wigginton Grasshoppers at New Earswick.

In a virtual reversal of their fixture earlier this season, it was Wigginton who controlled the opening 10 minutes of the game only to fall behind to a clinical finish from Chris Dempsey.

Minutes later, it was 2-0, as good work from Tich Mashumba and Dempsey set up Alex Martin for a simple finish.

The champions tried to respond but could not unlock a resolute and hard-working F1 defence.

Instead, further F1 pressure resulted in a free-kick on the edge of the Wiggy box which Mashumba fired home to make it 3-0 at the interval.

The second period saw Hoppers push forward with chances for Matt Tiplady and Jamie Willstrop going begging.

The writing was on the wall for the league leaders when Daniel Calliste saved a Gary Newton penalty with half an hour to go.

Despite a powerful Jordan Holt header making it 3-1 shortly after, it was to be F1's day, Dempsey slotting home their fourth goal late in the game to seal a deserved victory.

Old Malton St Mary's took advantage of the leaders' defeat, hammering Copmanthorpe 6-0 to move within a point of the summit.

Damon Cox hit two of the goals, with Scott Nicholas, Tom Hoggard, Marcus Godsell and substitute Harvey Townley also on target.

Dunnington and Huntington Rovers also stayed very much in touch.

A Roberto Smith effort was enough to give Dunnington a 1-0 triumph over Dringhouses, while strikes by George Brown and Chris Dyson gave Rovers a 2-1 win over Poppleton United, all of the goals coming in the second period.

At the other end of the table, Dave Melody's goal proved of little consolation to bottom team York RI as they were sunk 5-1 by Malton & Norton.

Simon Reeves and Dean Nuttall hit doubles for M&N, who now seem to be climbing the table after a poor start, with Kingsley Daffern their other marksman.

Mid-table Osbaldwick had much of the possession and plenty of chances against lowly Sporting Knavesmire but trailed to an Andrew Simpson strike for much of the game.

The hosts grabbed a deserved equaliser through Dan Davison with five minutes to go.

Rawcliffe continued their promotion push in division one with a 5-0 demolition of Cliffe, which sees them move five points clear at the top.

Niall Smallwood continued his red-hot scoring streak with another hat-trick, with Dave Hartas and Simon Wilson also netting.

Thorpe United moved up to second place after a 4-0 success at Brooklyn.

Easingwold took the lead at home to Kirkbymoorside after just seven minutes thanks to a solo goal from John Dey.

Despite chances at both ends, it was a mistake that led to the second goal, with a Moorsiders defender turning a Dey cross into his own goal.

This sparked the visitors into life and Jordan Rivis hit an unstoppable shot from the left-hand corner of the box to make it 2-1.

With Kirkbymoorside now in full flow, Jason Brown supplied Keelan Simpson, with the striker turning the goalkeeper and smashing the ball into the roof of the net to earn his side a point from a 2-2 draw.