WITH Huntington Rovers enjoying a day off, Old Malton St Mary’s closed the gap at the top of the York Minster Engineering League premier division following a hard fought 2-1 victory over fellow title challengers Dunnington.

Player-manager and ex-York City midfielder Darren Dunning hit the opener for the hosts, with Jack Simpson doubling their tally.

A James Walker effort reduced the deficit but Old Malton kept control and claimed all of the points.

Dunnington now sit five points adrift of the league leaders in third.

Wigginton Grasshoppers made it three wins on the bounce with a 6-0 defeat of Osbaldwick.

The home side took the lead in the third minute when 16-year-old Jamie Higginbotham unleashed a left-footed howitzer from 20 yards which caught the Osbaldwick keeper unsighted and sailed over his head into the roof of the net.

Harry Clapham doubled the tally after racing onto a Kain Rogerson through ball before Gary Newton made it three shortly before the break.

Newton then doubled his personal tally after the interval with a late Tichaona Nyenda double-strike rounding off the scoring.

Dringhouses sit in sixth place after putting four past F1 Racing without reply.

Dave Watson and Sam Drake struck in the first half with goals from Liam Robertson and Matty Mulhearn giving the game a somewhat symmetrical look.

Inconsistency continues to plague Sporting Knavesmire, but they gained a 6-2 success over Poppleton United in their latest contest.

Tom Williams (2), Ali Brown, James Windle, Shane Tomlinson and Danny Owers all made the scoresheet for the home side.

Kirkbymoorside looked to have their fixture with Copmanthorpe wrapped up at half time after going in 2-0 ahead.

However, strikes from Robin Bedford, Cameron Gommersal and Ben Jones in the second period brought Copmanthorpe right back into the game, only to be denied at the final whistle as the hosts held out for a 4-3 triumph.