HOLDERS Old Malton St Mary’s are 90 minutes away from retaining the North Riding County FA Saturday County Cup.

The York Minster Engineering League title hopefuls will return to the final again - for a fourth time in five years - after a 6-0 demolition of Teesside League side Thornaby Dubliners.

York League counterparts F1 Racing, however, could not join them as they were beaten 7-1 by Boro Rangers in their semi-final.

Boro, the Teesside League’s top side in recent years, led only 2-1 at half-time, F1 having pulled a goal back to stay in the tie. But they made it 3-1 immediately after the resumption and, chasing the game, F1 left themselves open to clinical counter-attacking football.

Elsewhere, Dunnington enjoyed a 2-1 success over East Riding Rangers to progress in the East Riding County FA Senior Cup.

In the premier division, leaders Wigginton Grasshoppers moved 14 points clear of St Mary's at the top following a 5-0 success over Malton & Norton.

Saints, though, now have four games in hand due to their cup exploits.

After a hotly contested first half, Wigginton led only 1-0 thanks to Matthew Tiplady’s header, the striker following up after Kieran Holmes’ shot cannoned back off the underside of the bar.

The game changed with Grasshoppers’ second goal. Controversy surrounded the build-up to it, which was well finished by Kain Rogerson, and the aftermath saw M&N reduced to 10 men.

From that moment onwards, the game became one-sided with Jamie Willstrop coming off the bench to bag a brace and Rogerson adding his second late on.

Osbaldwick continued their recent good form with a 2-0 win at Copmanthorpe.

Danny Penrose pounced on a defensive error to put them 1-0 up at the break, and turned provider five minutes from time, laying the ball off for Jon Paul Vass to fire home.

Sporting Knavesmire pulled out of the drop zone with a 3-1 win over York RI.

Jack Stevenson set the away side on the path to victory with a 30-yard rocket. Andrew Simpson added a brace with goals either side of half-time before Lewis Bootland hit a consolation for the home side.

Hemingbrough United gained a 4-3 victory over Tadcaster Magnets. Josh Gill (2), Adrian Wood and substitute Michael Hemingway got their goals.