DRINGHOUSES’ perfect record in the York Minster Engineering League premier division was finally ended as Wigginton Grasshoppers battled to a 5-1 win over their hosts at St Helen’s Road. 

A fairly even first half saw an early Jamie Green strike ruled out for offside before Gary Newton put Wiggy ahead from the penalty spot after Matthew Tiplady had been fouled in the area.

Following good spells from both keepers, a Wiggy breakaway on the stroke of half-time saw Newton round Nick Lock and fire into an empty net.

The hosts assumed control and had several chances before George Brown lashed the ball past Jordan Holt to halve the deficit. 

However Dringhouses could not build on this period of pressure and as the half wore on, Wigginton began to get back on top. Tiplady made it 3-1 with 15 minutes remaining and just two minutes later Sam Gough headed home a Newton cross to seal the win. 

Newton rounded off his hat-trick late in the game to seal a 5-1 success and continue a superb scoring run that has seen the midfielder net 22 goals in his last nine appearances.

Dunnington climbed up to fifth with a 3-2 victory over Huntington Rovers, whose goals came courtesy of Olly Hanley and Tom Hullock. 

Easingwold Town beat Tadcaster Magnets 6-4. Josh Cryer's hat-trick was ably supported by finishes from Tom Rushworth, Louis Otterburn and Harry Loseby.

Tom Paley struck for Copmanthorpe at Kirkbymoorside but his side found themselves 2-1 down at the interval, a score that remained unchanged throughout the second half. 

Poppleton United led at Hemingbrough United through Reg Miah but went down to 10 men for the final half-hour due to injury. A late Hemingbrough penalty ensured that both sides finished up with a point from the 1-1 draw.

Strensall Tigers extended their lead at the top of division one to eight points with a 9-3 success at Bishopthorpe United. Josh Winn (3), Kieran Harris, Joe Davison, Kieran Flanagan, Gareth Hirst, Duke Witter and Jack Bell netted for the visitors. 

Chris Dempsey put Pocklington Town 1-0 ahead against Osbaldwick, but goals from Alfie Atkinson and Nick Lawrie turned the game on its head and gave Osso a 2-1 half-time lead. Pock were not done though, and goals from Nathan Walker and Carl Brewer gave the hosts a 3-2 victory. 

Stamford Bridge led Cliffe 2-0 but a goal-filled second half saw the sides share the points after a 3-3 draw. Terry Taylor, Dan Price and John Willmoth hit the Bridge goals and the hosts were denied victory very late in the game when Ally Harris pulled off a magnificent save from a Danny Gray penalty. 

Marston Green scored a 7-0 success at home to Harrison Signs.

In division two, Bubwith White Swan moved up to second position after defeating Rufforth United 2-1. Simon Houlder and Ben Olsson struck for the visitors with Sam Woodhouse replying for United. 

The Beagle and Civil Service played out a 1-1 draw.

Bishop Wilton continued their hit-and-miss season with an impressive 7-1 defeat of Walnut Tree. Scott Lapworth (3), Elijah Preston (2), Ben Thomas and Chris Tatterton bagged the home side’s goals. 

Swinton and Selby Olympia shared the goals and the points following a six-goal thriller.

In reserve 'A', Tockwith ended their 2019 with a 5-0 defeat of Huntington Rovers. Tom Smith, Steve Barnitt, Jamie Perkins (2) and Liam Healy hit the target for the home side. The win moves them up to fifth, one place ahead of Pocklington Town, who beat Poppleton United 3-0. Tom Knowles, Liam Serginson and David Abblett struck for Pock.

Paul Brancombe scored the only goal in the only game of the day in reserve 'B' as Rawcliffe beat Stamford Bridge 1-0. 

The same 1-0 scoreline saw Marston Green defeat Wilberfoss to move level on points with Strensall Tigers at the top of reserve 'C'. 

Dan Winter struck twice to give Heslington a 2-1 success over Brooklyn.