By Graham Ireton

DUNNINGTON underlined their York Minster Engineering League premier division title ambitions with a 1-0 defeat of Wigginton Grasshoppers at Common Road.

In a game where there were very few clear-cut chances, a fantastic header from Harry Lynn from a tight angle proved to be the difference between the sides at the final whistle.

The win puts Dunnington third in the early table, ahead of Hoppers and behind Thorpe United and Old Malton St Mary's, who have both made perfect starts.

Two first half goals from Daniel Rodwell and a second half effort from Isaac Leach propelled Thorpe United to a 3-1 win over Hemingbrough United, and also to the top of the table in the process.

Old Malton St Mary's sit closely behind on goal difference alone, maintaining their 100 per cent record with a 2-1 victory at Easingwold Town.

Veteran Dringhouses player Dave Watson scored the only goal of the game to earn his side an ideal start to the season following a scrappy game with Huntington Rovers.

In a match that looked like it would finish goalless, Watson popped up with five minutes remaining to secure the points with a 1-0 win.

After suffering defeat to 10-man F1 Racing at the weekend, Rawcliffe found their own cause to be aided by being reduced to 10 men, producing a battling performance to secure a point against Poppleton Utd.

Danny Owers gave the home side the lead before Rawcliffe saw a man dismissed before the half-time break. A powerful header from Henry Wharton earned the visitors a deserved point three minutes from time.

On Saturday, (all 2pm kick offs), Thorpe visit Rawcliffe, Poppleton welcome Old Malton, F1 Racing travel to Wigginton and Kirkbymoorside host Dringhouses.