Derwent United put the pressure on John Smith's York and District Sunday Morning Football League leaders Marcia by going joint-top after thumping Pocklington Town 5-1 in their division one clash.

On the scoresheet for Derwent were Bradshaw, Hazel, S Collins, St Collins and an own goal. Pock's consolation came courtesy of Anthony Andrews.

Severus played out a closely fought game with Nestl Volunteers but stayed steady to take the tie 4-2, while in the big game at the lower end of the division, Nestl Flag and Wigginton Grasshoppers battled to a hard-earned 2-2 draw.

Flag were 2-1 up at half-time thanks to old boy Chris Johnson but Wiggy hit back through brothers in arms Ben and Jack Coates to gain a share of the points.

The main match in division two saw Shipton extend their unbeaten run to seven games and move three points clear after defeating third-placed York Nomads 3-0. Blake opened the scoring and he was aided in the plunder by West and Stilgoe.

Cueball Fulford, lying in second, suffered a wobble by losing 4-2 to Shoulder Of Mutton. It was all square at the break with a brace apiece for Shoulder's Shaun Charlton and Cueball's Jon Sargent but Paul O'Laughlin and Dan Edmondson grabbed two second-half goals to seal the tie.

Burnholme had Danny Walters and Matty Hind to thank for their strikes to beat Hemingbrough 2-1. Boro's reply came from Bennett.

In division three, Copmanthorpe moved joint-top with Skelton after their gritty clash with rivals F1 Racing ended in a 4-3 win thanks to goals from Dave Robinson, Adam Dent, Davie Gall and Matt Bastock.

Acomb Celtic played out a scintillating second period in a determined performance against Inland Revenue and emerged 5-3 victors. Behind 3-1 at the break following a hat-trick for Revenue captain Nick Doggett, Celtic upped a gear and a double salvo each for Neil Rankeillor and Scott Dickinson did the damage with Mark Benton getting in on the act.

In the remaining tie, Heworth hammered Barlby Athletic 5-1 with Darren Heels, Calum McKenzie, Jonathan Bulmer, Mike Calvert and an own goal all finding the net for Heworth, while Barlby's solitary strike came from Graley.

Updated: 11:19 Friday, November 25, 2005