RED Goat York & District Table Tennis League leaders Topspin 'A' had Jake McCarthy to thank as his treble provided the platform for 7-3 victory over Clarence 'A'.

Coneysthorpe 'A' moved to within two points of the top of division one as Calum Goodwin and Martin Lowe steered them to an 8-2 triumph over York RI 'B'.

James Atkins was untroubled as Topspin 'B' beat Shiyi Ling 'B' 7-3.

Student Michael Connolly stepped up from the second division to play for University 'A' - and his treble allowed them to share the spoils with Coneysthorpe 'B' in a 5-5 draw.

Both of the bottom two teams were whitewashed, Bootham 'A' by Shiyi Ling 'A' and York RI 'C' by York RI 'A'.

Second division leaders Clarence 'B' thrashed Strensall 9-1, with Alfie Potter and Mick Kenyon too good. Dave Hough again played well for the villagers with a fine win over Rob Farmery for their consolation point.

York RI 'D' whitewashed an understrength University 'B' 10-0 and a maximum from Gary Bunce allowed Clarence 'C' to clinch a 5-5 draw against Shepherds 'A'.

Josh Bramley was again undefeated, although his York RI 'E' had to settle for a 5-5 draw versus Bootham 'B'.

Second-placed Wigginton 'A' showed no mercy as they crushed Clarence 'D' 10-0 and University 'B' beat Bootham 'B' 6-4 with Frank Feng, Ed Buck and Ben Hall all chipping in with two wins apiece.

Topspin 'C' turned in their best performance of the season as a brace from Marcin Kotlinski allowed them to secure a 5-5 draw with Ryedale 'A', for whom John Flintoft was unbeaten on the night.

Shiyi Ling 'C' leapt to the top of division three as they stunned high-flying Clarence 'E' with a 10-0 win and Adam Stones excelled as York RI 'F' beat Wigginton 'B' 7-3.

Bob Fitzsimmons and Paul Lodder were unbeaten as Clarence 'F' cruised to an 8-2 victory over York RI 'G' while Shepherds 'B' defeated University 'C' 7-3.

Braces from Ryedale 'A' players Ed Wardman and Andy Paton were matched by Rich Bayliss and Ian Oxborough for Wigginton 'C' as a tight encounter ended in a 5-5 draw.

BT 'A' hammered BT 'B' 10-0 to heighten their relegation concerns.

Shiyi Ling 'D' are the new leaders of the fourth division after successive 10-0 victories over Topspin 'D' and a depleted Shiyi Ling 'E'.

Wigginton 'B' are in second place after Tony Fairburn led then to an 8-2 win over York RI 'H'. Three wins from Leszek Kozak made the difference as Wigginton 'E' prevailed 6-4 against Shepherds 'C' and Daniel Cox was on form as University 'D' beat Clarence 'B' by the same score.

A two-man Clarence 'I' beat their 'J' team 6-4 whilst Mike Belton and Alison Yong showed the way as Clarence 'H' recorded a routine 8-2 win against Shiyi Ling 'E'.