YORK Minster Engineering League premier division leaders Dringhouses had the best day out of the top three teams - despite not kicking a ball.

Both of their closest rivals were held to score draws in blustery conditions. Second-placed Thorpe United drew 2-2 at home to Easingwold Town in difficult circumstances with the wind preventing many passes being strung together.

Strikes from Louis Otterburn and Tom Rushworth earned Easingwold a point from the game and kept their four-point cushion over sixth-placed Dunnington intact.

Dunnington themselves also battled to a point in a 1-1 share-all at Wigginton Grasshoppers. The away side enjoyed a good spell in the first half which was capitalised on by former Wiggy player Iain Blackburn, who showed fantastic skill and composure to control and lash the ball home in terrible conditions.

The second half saw Hoppers well on top and their pressure was finally rewarded when Gary Newton's wind-assisted corner flew into the top of the Dunnington goal.

Despite late pressure from the hosts, honours remained even at the end of the game.

Darren Dunning scored the only goal of the game as Old Malton defeated Poppleton United. Marcus Godsell missed a penalty for the home side in the second half but his side had enough in hand to collect the points.

Ellis Stephenson helped himself to a hat-trick as Tadcaster Magnets overcame F1 Racing 5-4. Scott Nicholas and Sam Green also found the target for Magnets with Alex Martin and Dan Hickey both bagging braces for F1.

Kirkbymoorside won 5-1 at Hemingbrough United.

Strensall Tigers moved another step closer to the top flight with a 7-0 thrashing of Malton & Norton. The division one leaders again had Josh Winn to thank for the bulk of their goals, the striker hitting four to take his league tally up to 33 for the season. Kieran Harris, Danny Franks and Luke Quantock netted the rest of their haul.

Tockwith climbed two places to ninth following their 3-0 home success over Haxby Town. Henry Gardner, Graham Hutchinson and Adam Fairhurst supplied the goals.

Tommy Butterfield hit a consolation for Malt Shovel in their 5-1 defeat by Bishopthorpe United.

Division two leaders Wombleton Wanderers beat Heslington 4-1.

With the game between second and third-placed teams Cawood and The Beagle postponed, Clifford took advantage of the opportunity to bridge the gap to the top few teams, running out 5-2 winners at Rufforth United.

Luke Addison twice equalised for Civil Service to earn them a point from a 2-2 draw with Bubwith White Swan, taking his season's haul to 22 goals in the process.

Wheldrake lost 3-2 at home to bottom side Brooklyn.

York St John University maintained their 11-point advantage at the summit of division three with a 3-0 triumph at Bishop Wilton. Jenson Joseph, Ali Harvey and Dan Cusdin fired the students to success.

Jed Hudson struck five goals for Garforth WMC in a 12-0 demolition of LNER Builders to move within a point of second-placed Walnut Tree. Danny Brooks (3), Ryan Peate (2), Joe Boarder and Rhys Sanghera also made the score sheet.

Helperby United beat Duncombe Park 8-0, James Buchanan (4), Ryan Foster (2), James Cross and Simon Webster the scorers.

The top two in York Minster Engineering League reserve 'A' were out of action, but none of their rivals could capitalise.

Dringhouses, who sit third in the table, lost 3-2 at Thorpe United despite goals from Jordan Outerbridge and Tom Hawksby.

Meanwhile, William Ella (2) and David Ablett fired Pocklington Town to a 3-1 victory at fourth-placed Huntington Rovers.

Wigginton Grasshoppers continue to slide down the table following a 3-1 loss at Easingwold Town, who moved above their rivals at the wrong end of the table. John Cavanagh hit Wigginton's consolation.

Malt Shovel remain on the title trail in reserve 'B', winning 3-0 on the road at Copmanthorpe.

Rufforth United still have the destination of the championship in their own hands though as they sit four points behind Shovel with two games in hand.

Goals from Callum Langan, Ash North, Anthony Madgwick and Jack Bywater saw Rufforth run out 4-2 winners at Ethel Ward. Matt Boggan and Dale Waddington hit Haxby Town's goals.

Marston Green moved to within three points of Strensall Tigers at the top of reserve 'C' with a 3-2 success over Wilberfoss. Dan Marshall, Sam Smith and Harry McInerny netted for the hosts.

Lewis Wrathall, Reece Moody, Joe Konarski and Josh Powell fired Fulford United to a 4-1 victory over Brooklyn.