By Graham Hardcastle

IT was raining goals on Saturday in the York Minster Engineering League premier division, with the five games seeing no fewer than 35 strikes between them.

Old Malton St Mary's led the scoring, surging to the top of the league on goal difference after dominating their game with Hemingbrough United, winning 13-0.

The Ryedale side sit ahead of Wigginton Grasshoppers, who, goals aside, have an identical record of five wins and one defeat.

Wigginton got the better of Dringhouses at St Helen's Road, defeating their hosts 5-1.

Gary Newton fired Hoppers ahead from the penalty spot after 20 minutes, with Max Bauer lifting the ball over the Dringhouses keeper to double the lead five minutes before the break.

The home side were then reduced to 10 men temporarily following a sin-binning but enjoyed the remainder of the first half despite being a man down, Wilson Briggs firing home to reduce the deficit.

The score remained at 2-1 until the 83rd minute when a second penalty was awarded to the visitors, and duly converted by Jamie Willstrop.

Wiggy were now in the ascendency and as the minutes ticked away, Jamie Green and Willstrop added further goals to compound the misery for Dringhouses and seal success for the Mill Lane side.

Huntington Rovers were also in the goals, beating a below-par Kirkbymoorside team 11-0.

Evergreen Chris Dyson proved to be the star of the show, netting five times after coming on from the bench with just 30 minutes remaining.

Jonny Bullivant, Ethan Lloyd-Jones, Ellis Stephenson, Dan Marshall, Ash Hope and Josh Hutchinson collected the rest of Rovers' haul.

Dunnington are now the only unbeaten team in the top flight and remain two points away from Old Malton with a game in hand following their 3-0 success at Strensall Tigers. Sam Cottrell, Harry Lynn and Alex Martin found the net for the Common Road team.

Eddy Clapham and Henry Wharton fired Rawcliffe to a 2-0 success at home to Easingwold Town.

Rawcliffe now move up to fifth in the table, four points behind the leaders.

There were no fixtures in division one at the weekend.

Bubwith White Swan lead the charge in division two, topping the table after three rounds of fixtures.

A 4-1 defeat of Cliffe put them at the summit, with Nathan Sedman firing the away team's consolation.

Duncombe Park sit second following a 6-0 victory over Walnut Tree.

Ryan Rivis hit four goals for the visitors, with Jack Simpson and Daryl Rivis also chipping in.

Dan Mairs, Sean Paine, Paul Clark and Chris Taylor struck for Heslington in a 4-0 success over Wheldrake.

Tom Deighton and Conor Brady (2) struck as Clifford gained a 3-0 success over Ebor Wanderers.

Garforth LG are three points clear at the summit of division three after their 4-1 win at Fulford.

Jed Hudson (2), Fraser Branton and Jack Slinn netted for the visitors while Jacob Harrison-Green fired in Fulford's effort.

Sam Schofield hit a hat-trick for Howden as they defeated York St John 5-1. Ellis Eastwood and Daniel Coult completed the scoring for the hosts.

Steve Houser struck to earn Copmanthorpe a 1-1 draw from their game with Wilberfoss.

Church Fenton won 9-0 at Barmby Moor.

Bishop Wilton made it three wins from three in division four with a 2-1 victory at Hensall Hawks.

Darren Woodhead found the net twice to secure the points for his side.

Hamilton Panthers sit third following their 6-3 triumph over Elvington Harriers. Jamie Thornton (3), Xavier Martin (2) and James Anderson fired the home team to victory.

The only game in Reserve 'A' saw local rivals Wigginton Grasshoppers and Huntington Rovers go head to head.

In a closely fought contest, the difference between the teams proved to be the finishing of Cameron Burdass. The Hoppers striker fired home a penalty and a free kick before completing his hat-trick from open play to secure a 3-1 win for his side.

Lee Bunce netted for the visitors.

Haxby Town made it three wins from three in Reserve 'B' with a 4-2 victory over Copmanthorpe. Thomas Paley scored twice for the visitors but his side was outgunned by efforts from James Gilbertson (3) and Danny Palmer.

Osbaldwick lie in second position after an impressive 7-1 success over Bishopthorpe White Rose. Matt O'Connell (2), Dan Price (2), Jimmy Jacques, Nick Lawrie and Dexter Lynch collected the goals for the home side with Will Myers hitting the visitors' reply.

Rawcliffe hammered Easingwold Town 10-0. Ryan Appleton and John Moore both bagged hat-tricks in the win, supported by efforts from Robbie Macaulay (2), Charlie Jones and Adam Wilson.

South Milford kept up their perfect start in Reserve 'C' with a 2-1 win at Garforth LG. Jack Cooper and Jordan Richards found the net for the away team.

Matty Williams struck twice for Civil Service as they gained a point from a 2-2 draw at Church Fenton.