DRINGHOUSES won 8-7 in a penalty shootout to overcome Old Malton St Mary's in the final of the York and District FA Senior Cup.

Taking place at St Mary's' Fitzwilliam Sports Field, the hosts started brightly and were in front after only three minutes when Sam Calvert latched onto a flick-on to volley home.

Old Malton continued to dominate the early exchanges and moved further in front after twenty minutes, a hopeful ball from Ryan Boyd deceiving goalkeeper Nick Lock.

The latter of the goals sprung Dringhouses into life and on 34 minutes, they reduced the deficit, Cameron Mulhearn fighting off the attention of two defenders to stab the ball home.

The second period was largely one way traffic with Dringhouses throwing everything forward in an attempt to find the equaliser.

On the hour mark, Sam Drake broke free down the right hand side and, after having his initial shot saved, Drake was felled in the penalty area.

However, Malton's lead was once again preserved when George Brown fired wide from the spot.

Dringhouses seemed to have missed another golden opportunity when a ball squared across the box was blazed over the bar before a final late scramble saw Matthew Mulhearn's shot cleared into the path of Drake who forced the ball across the line deep into added time.

At the final whistle, the teams had to turn to penalties to determine the outcome of the cup competition.

With the first fourteen penalties despatched without an issue, the sides were locked in the middle of sudden death when Lock saved Malton's eighth penalty to give Dringhouses the advantage.

Drake stepped up, only to see his shot saved by Ben Gill, but was given a reprieve when the assistant referee flagged due to Gill having left his line before the kick was taken.

Drake slotted home his second opportunity to give Dringhouses an 8-7 victory on penalties, claiming the FA Cup to offer some consolation after losing a likely-looking league title following last season's abandonment amid the coronavirus pandemic.