OLD rivals Hounds and Wigginton Grasshoppers locked horns in division one of the Fastpack Ltd York Sunday Morning League and it was the early pacesetters from Mill Lane who edged the points, winning 3-2.

A well-contested game saw Wigginton start slightly the brighter with George Brown creating chances down the right-hand side for his team-mates, only to see the Hounds defence and goalkeeper prove themselves more than equal to the task.

As Hounds grew into the game, only a fantastic save from Tom Young in the Wigginton goal prevented Hounds from going ahead, pushing away a top-corner bound strike from Luke Pearse.

Wigginton did finally go in front after half an hour when Matt Mulhearn played in Brown who smashed a ferocious shot into the back of the net.

The second period saw Hounds start brightly and they made the most of their possession when Pearse fired home in the 55th minute to make it 1-1.

The goal seemed to bring the visitors back to life though, and a couple of chances went begging before a Neale Holmes free-kick found Chris Bilton who outjumped the defenders to head home and restore the away team’s lead.

Cameron Mulhearn’s pass wrong-footed the Hounds defence and allowed Jon-Paul Vass to fire into the bottom corner as Wigginton moved into an unassailable 3-1 lead.

However, Hounds pushed them all the way with Nathan Parker finishing off a great team move before a couple of late chances for the home side went begging as the visitors left with the points.

Atlanta moved up to third place with a 4-2 home victory over Malt Shovel. Carl Brockhill, Sean Hunter, James Ford and Chris Wilson fired the Harrogate side to victory.

Bishopthorpe and Thorpe United Reds proved themselves to be one another’s equal with a high-scoring match that was deadlocked at an incredible 7-7.

Thorpe hitman Callum Petch bagged a hat-trick for the visitors whose other efforts came from Nathan Sedman, Liam Parkinson, Shaun Heselwood and James Arnold. Goals were the order of the day at Bramham as well, where the home side were sunk 7-3 by visiting Hambleton FC.

K-Town continue to head up Division Two after battling to a 6-2 victory at Selby Olympia. After going in 1-0 ahead following a closely-fought first half, the visitors pulled away in the second-period to gain a convincing success and protect their one-point lead at the top of the table.

Harry Davies, Jordan Drake, Thomas Gardy, Mitch Sleight and Seb Farren (2) notched for the Knaresborough side.

Burton Leonard remain a point behind K-Town following their 3-1 home success over York Medics. The home side’s goals came from James Button, Brad Gresham and Harley Robinson.

Mike Beeby struck five times for Pollington Predators as they romped to a 12-3 victory over Thorpe United Blues. Robert Tate added a hat-trick to Beeby’s haul with Ryan Garbett (2), Oliver Brennan and Matthew Wright also hitting the target. Ben Littlefield (2) and Ryan Butcher replied for Thorpe.

Wills Bar collected their third victory of the season, winning 6-1 at Rawcliffe United. Roy Page and Jamie Gillies both bagged a brace apiece for Clock House in a 5-1 triumph over FC Dracula. Bradley Walters hit the fifth.