by Barry Casterton

A GARY Newton hat-trick helped Wigginton Grasshoppers to a 6-3 victory over Osbaldwick in the quarter-finals of the York & District FA Saturday Senior Cup.

Osbaldwick gave up home advantage in the tie and were unable to keep pace with their opponents in the Keal Teamwear-sponsored competition.

Dringhouses won 3-1 away at Easingwold with goals from Matty Mulhearn and Cameron Mulhearn (2).

Old Malton St Mary’s beat Stamford Bridge 6-1, hitting back with six goals after Stamford had taken the lead in the first minute.

Pocklington Town seconds were 3-2 up at Thorpe United after 46 minutes but Thorpe found an extra gear to run out 5-3 winners and book their place in the semi-finals.

In the York & District FA Saturday Junior Cup, Wilberfoss were 3-1 winners at home to Hemingbrough United Reserves.

The scorers for Wilberfoss in the Pavers Shoes-sponsored competition were Adam Webster, Nick Horne and Joe Drydale.

Fulford found themselves 2-0 down at half-time in their tie at Brooklyn, but fought back to win with a brace apiece from Jack Spofforth and Danny Laverick.

Civil Service beat Haxby Town Reserves 11-0 with the aid of Luke Addison’s five-goal haul.

Goals from Leigh Dutton and Liam Parkinson, plus an own goal, were just enough for The Beagle to edge past Bishop Wilton 3-2.

Clifford were 5-1 winners at home to Huntington Rovers Reserves, while Pollington won 7-2 at Crayke United.

The game between Old Malton St Mary’s Reserves and Dringhouses Reserves will be played on Saturday, December 21, while Garforth WMC’s home tie with Cawood was postponed.

By Graham Ireton

KIRKBYMOORSIDE handed out an 8-0 beating to Church Fenton in the York Minster Engineering Football League premier division.

A combination of York & District FA Cup action and terrible weather conditions combined to limit the action in the league at the weekend.

The Moorsiders' win in the only top flight game to go ahead moved them up to eighth in the table, with Church Fenton still seeking their first point of the season.

Division one provided a much more varied card and the highlight of the action pitted Malt Shovel at home to fellow promotion-chasers Rawcliffe.

It was to be the visitors' day as they produced a magnificent team performance to secure a 4-0 success.

Former Whitby Town defender Dave Hartas bagged a brace for Rawcliffe in the win, alongside a spectacular effort from Eddy Clapham and a solo goal from Dan Hobson.

Rawcliffe now sit second, five points clear of both Shovel and Osbaldwick having played an equal number of games.

Haxby Town edged a nine-goal thriller with Malton & Norton 5-4 thanks to strikes from Adam Chaplin (2), Paul Holmes, Adam Douse and Josh Leeming.

Riccall moved up to eighth place as strikes from McArdle and Blackwell gave them a 2-1 home victory over Harrison Signs, for whom Warren Lowe netted.

Tom Hogg, Kieran Gallagher and Alex Hartley found the net for Cliffe at home to Tockwith but could not prevent their side suffering a 5-3 defeat.

Wombleton Wanderers continue to spearhead division two and had no trouble on their trip to Barmby Moor, rattling up an 8-0 success.

Rob Corker and Jonny Adlington (2) made the scoresheet for Heslington at home to Bubwith White Swan but their efforts counted for little as they succumbed at a 6-3 reversal.

Division three leaders York St John University took their tally for the season up to 83 goals with yet another impressive win, this time a 12-0 thrashing of Swinton.

Jake Dunn (5), Sam Clarke (4), Ali Harvey (2) and Jake Atkinson fired the table-toppers to glory.

Walnut Tree's Chris Barrett was also among the goals, hitting four in his side's 8-0 triumph at Elm Park.

Steve Smith, Finlay Scott, Glenn Scott and Thomas Johnson collected the rest of their goals.

Dunnington gained a hard-fought 6-4 victory over Thorpe United to maintain their three-point lead at the top of York Minster Engineering Football League reserve 'A'.

Fin Smith (3), Kieran Bidgood and Callum Richardson (2) all hit the target to secure the victory.

David Waite bagged a consolation for Easingwold Town as they lost 3-1 at Pocklington Town.

Wigginton Grasshoppers' recent good form continued as they gained a 2-1 success over Poppleton United.

Player-manager John Cavanagh put 'Hoppers ahead before Regwan Miah struck to level matters.

A goal from James Sutton prior to the interval won the game for the hosts as the second half remained goalless.

Copmanthorpe and Bishopthorpe drew 2-2 in reserve 'B'.

Steve Ellis and Ben Holding bagged for Copmanthorpe.

Aaron Kirby, Josh Lee and Adam Burton struck to give Osbaldwick a 3-1 victory over F1 Racing.

The win moves Osso up into the second promotion place.

Marston Green gained a 7-3 success over Wheldrake.

Ash Hope hit four goals in the win with Danny Smith (2) and Adam Galloway also finding the net for the hosts.

Martyn Fielden and James Smith (2) replied for Wheldrake.

A second-half goal gave Fulford a 1-0 triumph at Civil Service.