YORK Vikings became the indoor bowls club's third side in a week to beat a team from Hornsea.

Following York Romans success in the Over-55s League, the Vikings triumphed over Hornsea Hawks 87-77, picking up 10 points and moving to the top of Yorkshire O55s League division one.

This was followed by York's Denny Cup win over the East Riding side.

In the O55s League, Alan Hampshire, Dave Cowsill, Phil Parsons and Jeff Normanton's away rink were on top form as they held a 21-2 halfway-point advantage to win 28-11.

The other away rink of John Jennison, Gordon Fennell, Graham Brooke and John Whiteley went into their last end at 22-22 but dropped a five to go down 27-22.

At home, Ken Griffiths, Malcolm Harrison, Dave Dale and Malcolm Lewars got off to a good start with fours on the first couple of ends on their way to a 21-16 win.

Alan Vowles, Mick Cooney, Roger Ford and Tony Horobin lost 23-16 despite a late recovery.

Tomorrow at noon, York Romans conclude their game against North Cave Yellow.

In the Denny Cup, against the side who knocked them out last year, a determined York triumphed 93-57.

At home, the rink of Horobin, Vowles, Cooney and Craig Newton denied a Hornsea comeback to win 18-17 while Parsons, Lewars, John Crowe, and Dave Stroughair comfortably triumphed 26-8.

Away, Nathan Richards, John Walker, Mark Clarke and Jack Bird were on top form as they won 28-12. Normanton, Whiteley, Kieran Earnshaw and Graham Brooke fought back from 20-7 down after 15 ends to win 21-20.

York play Leeds in the third round on Saturday 16.

The Yetton Trophy team will meet Scunthorpe in the next round after opponents Dunholme conceded before a wood was bowled. York have also been given a walkover in the Vivienne Trophy after their opponents Carlton gave them the tie.

On Saturday (noon), York play Redcar in Yorkshire League division one and the ladies play North Cave in the North Eastern League.

New Earswick are through to the second round of the Denny Plate following an exciting 84-80 win over Doncaster.

Earswick led right from the start but Doncaster fought back to be only one shot down across the four rinks.

At 73-72 after 19 ends, Doncaster then picked up eight shots at the penultimate end, including a seven at one of their away rings to take a five-shot lead.

It was 80-75 going into the last end, when the Earswick team hit back, winning all four rings to take the match.

The rink scores at New Earswick saw JohnHarrison, Bill Nuckey Mick Head and Colin Pickup beat S. Holmes, G. Chambers, N. Gray and E. Costello 23-19, despite dropping a seven at the 20th end. 

Rob Domville, Andy Humpreys, Andrew Fothergill and Kevin Liddell lost 18-13 to N. Gregory, N. Averill, A. Clark and M. Harper. 

Over at Doncaster, Dave Furness, Bob Elliot, Gary Jones and Paul Dawson led 17-0 after six ends against B. Davenport, D. Atkins, H. Guttridge and M. Baker, and went on to win 29-14. 

Paul Murray, Brian Birch, Gary Jones and Bill Waldie dropped two sixes to slide from 12-12 after 10 ends to a 29-19 defeat to D. Billard, D.King, D. Smith and A. Sorsby.