WITH the vast majority of teams participating in York FA Cup fixtures at the weekend, Tadcaster Magnets made the most of their opportunity to climb the ranks of the York Minster Engineering League premier division.

Magnets went third with a 3-0 win over Rawcliffe, Ellis Stephenson (2) and Jon-Paul Vass scoring to extend their unbeaten league run to seven games.

Easingwold Town gained a 2-0 success at home to F1 Racing thanks to an Ollie Longbottom brace. The win moves Town three points clear of Hemingbrough United at the foot of the table.

A spectacular overhead kick from Joe Broughton in the 85th minute gifted Harrison Signs a 3-2 win over Riccall United in division one.

Broughton and Dec Hick had already struck to ensure parity, with Jonathan Hart and an own goal on the scoresheet for Riccall.

But Broughton’s acrobatic effort handed Signs their first points of the season.

Haxby Town gained an 8-2 victory over Cliffe in the division’s only other game.

Wheldrake defeated Pollington 5-2 in the only match in division two.

Church Fenton scored a 4-2 win at Copmanthorpe in the tier below.

The sides went in with the scores locked at the break after Bailey Hoare and Chris Storey found the target for Cop only to see Tommy Hudson and Stephen James fire home for the visitors.

Hudson struck again in the second period before Hoare put through his own net to secure the points for Church Fenton.

York St John had scorers Jake Lance (2), Luke Jordan and Ali Harvey to thank for a 4-3 success over Wilberfoss.

Garforth WMC were beaten 4-3 by Fulford United.

Steve Phillips, Jed Hudson and Lorcan McCabe bagged for the hosts, with Andy Richardson, Kieran Costanzo, Dan Laverick and man-of-the-match Ben Singleton netting for Fulford.

In division four, Kellingley Welfare moved level on points with South Milford at the top with a 3-1 win over Selby Olympia.

York RI continued their good form with a 5-2 success over Bishop Wilton. Thomas Walsh was at the double for the home side, his efforts supplemented by strikes from Josh Farrow, Jai Wilson and Jack Kelly.

Tockwith triumphed 2-0 in their local derby with Rufforth in the only reserve ‘A’ game of the day.

Rawcliffe beat Copmanthorpe 5-0 in reserve ‘B’ thanks to goals from Rob Macaulay (2), Billy Annett (2) and Sam Smith.

Malt Shovel thumped Cliffe 11-1 thanks to goals from Cam Crowder (3), Kie Latham (3), Dec Coulthard, Matty smith, Luigi Foschi, Cal Morris and James Adamson.

Reserve ‘C’ leaders Riccall United made it four wins from four with a 6-2 victory over Civil Service.

The visitors swept into an early lead through Shaun Rayner, but the hosts soon got into their rhythm. Goals from Jack Gascoigne (2), Hedley Ben Harris, Patrick Conlon plus Paul and Danny Rodwell ensured Riccall took the points.

Lloyd Crawford struck for Civil to make it 3-2 before half-time.

Nick Horne, Mark Jones and Dan Tunnicliffe made the scoresheet for Wilberfoss in a 3-2 home success over Garforth. Ryan Francis and Adam Tibbs hit the away team’s responses.

Kalen Henry, Wayne Hazel and Tom Garbutt were the heroes for Brooklyn in a 3-1 win at Heslington. Chris Asquith fired in a magnificent consolation for the hosts.