YORK Minster Engineering League leaders Dunnington celebrated the return of grassroots football with a 1-0 victory over Rawcliffe.

In doing so, the hosts extended their lead at the top of the premier division to six points.

Wigginton Grasshoppers remain second after drawing 1-1 with Tadcaster Magnets, who sit behind them on goal difference alone.

A closely fought first half ended goalless. Wigginton finally broke the deadlock in the 68th minute when Matt Tiplady headed home Jamie Green’s cross.

Wiggy had a couple of chances to increase their lead before Magnets substitute Matthew Howgate started and finished a good team move to ensure that the match ended all-square.

Dringhouses have the top three in their sights after a 9-4 win over Poppleton United. They also have three games in hand on pace-setters Dunnington, whom they sit eight points behind.

Dave Watson, George Brown and Sam Drake were all at the double for Houses with Cameron Mulhearn, Cameron Hall and Liam Robertson all netting. Danny Owers (2), Alex Janes and Nathan Lambert responded for Poppy.

James Edmond (2), Liam Flanagan (2), Tom Hullock and Chris Dyson scored in Huntington Rovers’ 6-2 win at Hemingbrough United.

Old Malton St Mary’s defeated Easingwold Town 2-1.

Strensall Tigers beat F1 Racing 4-1 at home in the New Earswick derby. Joe Davison scored as Stren-sall went into the break level, and they drew clear in the second half thanks to a goal from Isaac Clark and a late double from Kieran Harris. Dan Hickey netted for F1.

Division one leaders Tockwith were out of action, giving second-placed Malt Shovel the chance to close the gap to three points - and the Selby side did that in some style, routing Cliffe 11-1. Tommy Butterfield hit a hat-trick for the visitors with Luke Pearse (2), Derry Robson (2), Deacon Brace, Brad Hall, James Butcher and Connor Gigg all adding.

Connor Campbell (2) and Jack Brimmell fired Osbaldwick to a 3-1 success at Brooklyn. Osso now sit in third place, two points above Haxby Town who put nine goals past Harrison Signs without reply.

Adam Douse (4), Kris Robertshaw (3), Simon Sturdy and Nathan Green fired Haxby to a 9-0 victory at Harrison Signs.

Civil Service were sunk at home 5-3 by Wheldrake in the only game played in division two. Sam Greaves and Harry Bedford hit two apiece for the visitors, with James Smith also netting.

In division three, Fulford United defeated Crayke United 5-0. Matty Sutcliffe (2), Jacob Green, Jamie Reeson and Dan Laverick struck.

Free-scoring Tom Micklethwaite-Charles collected another hat-trick as South Milford made it seven wins out of seven in their division four campaign with a 6-2 success at Thirsk Falcons. The striker now has 19 goals in seven league appearances. South Milford’s other efforts came courtesy of Danny Middleton (2) and an own goal.

Howden maintained second position with a convincing 8-2 defeat of Bishop Wilton. Tom Parry (3), Alex Haines (2), Sam Schofield, Ben Jackson and Dominic Ashworth netted for Howden.

Will Moss gave Sporting Knavesmire the lead over LNER Builders after half an hour, but the visitors only secured the points in the last minute when Louis Cade fired home their second. Knavesmire’s 2-0 triumph moves them up to second place in the table.

Dunnington made it two wins out of two in reserve 'A' with a 7-1 victory at home to Poppleton United.

Kyle Davies (2), Isaac Overton (2), Harry Blackwell (2) and Simon Castle fired the Common Road side to success.

Wigginton Grasshoppers still enjoy the narrowest of leads in the table following their 4-1 victory at Easingwold Town.

Tom Coates, Sam Gough, Benny Holding and James Sutton all struck for the visitors.

Dan Marshall (2) and Andrew Simpson struck for Huntington Rovers at home to Old Malton St Mary's, but the away side left with the points after scoring a 5-3 success.

Mitchell Parker, Mark Benton and Keenan Crayke earned Dringhouses a point from their trip to Rufforth United after the sides played out a 3-3 share-all.

Tockwith defeated Thorpe United 2-1.

Strensall's perfect start in reserve 'B' continued with a 4-1 success at Haxby Town.

Ali Bell, Lee Bunce, Johnny Cooper and Mark Unwin netted for the visitors.

Rawcliffe and Malt Shovel also remain unbeaten as the race for promotion begins to hot up.

Rob Macaulay and Paul Branscombe fired Rawcliffe to a 2-1 win at Osbaldwick, for whom Jimmy Jacques hit a consolation.

Meanwhile, an own goal and a Matty Smith effort handed Malt Shovel a share of the spoils from their 2-2 draw with Hemingbrough United.

Reece Maynard netted four goals and Tom Paley struck twice as Copmanthorpe defeated Cliffe 6-1.

Alistair Cope and Henry Copley fired Tadcaster Magnets to a 2-1 success over Bishopthorpe United.

In reserve 'C', Riccall United made it five wins from five with a 1-0 success over Fulford United.

Shaun Rayner and Nathan Harland struck for Civil Service, but the division's third-placed side fell to a crashing 5-2 defeat at Walnut Tree.

Marton Abbey gained a success by the same score line thanks to efforts from Brandon Ezard, Matthew Phillips, Dale Stephenson, Tom Varley and Mark Foster.

Harrison Signs, on the other end of that defeat, remain rooted to the foot of the table.

Brandon Read (3) and Liam Burdett ensured that Brooklyn took the points from their closely-fought seven-goal thriller with Wheldrake.

Christopher Laycock, Thomas White and James Walton were on target for ninth-placed Wheldrake in their 4-3 defeat in Ryedale.