HOUNDS and Atlanta both got the results they needed to clinch the York Sunday Morning League’s respective first and second division titles.

But both sides were made to work hard before popping open the champagne.

The top-flight championship was decided in midweek when Hounds needed a point from their meeting with Malt Shovel.

Both teams couldn’t be separated and, with the game level 2-2 at the break, it finished 3-3 with James England’s brace and a Sam Cable effort earning the necessary share of the spoils.

In division two, Atlanta also only required a single point to claim the silverware, but ended up taking all three in a close contest against White Horse that finished 3-2 courtesy of Shane Hand’s hat-trick.

During the league’s other remaining fixtures, Malt Shovel met Bramham in a double header with both matches drawn the first game 2-2 and the second 3-3.

A busy Shovel side went on to complete their programme of fixtures by losing 4-1 to York Nomads.

Nathan Bradley scored twice, with Pete Laidlaw and Edward Jackson joining him on the for Nomads’ scoresheet.

The Malt consolation effort came from Jake Raistrick.

In division two, Walnut Tree managed a tight 2-1 victory over FC Harrogate, who had Zak Allen on target.

Haxby United finished off their impressive season with a 4-2 win over Wentworth.

Dave Dawson and Dom Green scored Wentworth’s goals.