DRINGHOUSES collected the York Minster Engineering League Senior Shield following a comfortable 3-1 success over Pocklington Town.

Houses took the lead in the 14th minute when a good team move was completed via a neat George Brown finish on the turn.

A minute later and the advantage was doubled, Liam Robertson left in the open and making no mistake with his finish.

Brown then had another chance to increase the lead, but saw his shot from distance spectacularly tipped over the bar by the Pocklington keeper.

Town carved out a few more chances in the second half with their theretofore best effort coming on the hour mark when Carl Brewer’s 30-yard drive clipped the top of the bar.

Twelve minutes later, a freak goal finished effectively finished the match as a contest. Liam Robertson scuffed his shot towards the Pocklington goal, but the miscue deceived the Town keeper and the ball rolled into the net to gift Robertson his second goal.

A late strike from Brewer proved some consolation for Pocklington, but Dringhouses were worthy winners on the night.

The Senior Shield final was also the last game for well-respected and popular referee Mark Granger, who announced his retirement from refereeing to his team of officials before the game.

Both teams afforded the much-lauded referee a guard of honour before the game.

"The York Minster Engineering League would like to thank Mark for his dedication and excellent service to the game," a spokesperson commented.

Saturday, June 12 is the date for the final matches of this York Minster Engineering League season.

The matches will take place at the LNER Community Stadium.

Wigginton Grasshoppers will face Huntington Rovers in the League Senior Cup final while FC Pollington and Rufforth United will square up in the Junior Cup final.

Before those, F1 Racing will face a Minster Engineering League Representative team to kick off proceedings on a day organised to support the York Against Cancer charity.

A spokesperson added: "The York Football League would like to thank JMD Rail, sponsors of the event, and Minster Engineering Ltd for their support."