DUNNINGTON got the better of their York Minster Engineering League premier league clash with rivals Old Malton St Mary’s, edging out their opponents 4-3 in a thrilling encounter, writes Graham Ireton.

The win preserves the Common Road side’s unbeaten record and keeps them in second place, two points behind leaders Wigginton Grasshoppers.

Dunnington have a game in hand on ‘Hoppers and can assume pole position with victory next weekend as Wigginton are on County Cup duty.

Grasshoppers defeated Rawcliffe 3-0 to maintain their good recent run, but the score line was nothing but misleading with the home side dominating large spells of the game.

Indeed, things could easily have been very different but for the fine form of Wigginton keeper Jordan Holt and the more clinical finishing of the visitors.

As it was, Rawcliffe were left cursing their luck as a penalty from Gary Newton and strikes from Matt Tiplady and James Edmond saw Wiggy take the points.

A brace from Cole Carter coupled with efforts from Dave Watson and Liam Robertson saw Dringhouses earn a 4-2 success over Poppleton United.

Tom Williams and Brad Worsfold replied for Poppy.

The win moves ‘Houses back up to fourth in the table.

Hemingbrough United gained a hard-fought 3-1 victory over F1 Racing despite going down to ten men early in the second period.

First-half goals from Jake Hewitt and Jamie Pickles, along with a Guy May penalty, were enough to see them home.

Alex Clark struck the consolation for F1 Racing.

Huntington Rovers defeated Easingwold Town 4-2 to move up to eighth position in the table.

Ellis Stephenson, Connor Ryan and Cal Hannigan were on target, with an own goal completing Rovers’ haul.

Tadcaster Magnets bought themselves some extra breathing space at the wrong end of the table with a 4-1 triumph at bottom club Kirkbymoorside.

Tommy Taylor (2), Henry Copley and Will Deakin bagged the away team’s goals.

Cawood moved to the top of division one on goal difference following their 7-3 win at home to Stamford Bridge.

Matthew Ward and Liam Parkinson were both at the double, with Phil Wickham, Matthew Duck and Casey Heath also netting.

Tom Kendall hit a hat-trick for the visitors in response.

Bishopthorpe White Rose put four past Haxby Town without reply in the division’s other game.

Ryan Rivis had a very enjoyable day in front of goal, firing in a magnificent seven goals as division two leaders Duncombe Park took apart Ebor Wanderers.

Jack Simpson (2), Matty Bean and Louie Jemison were also on the mark as the home team cantered to an 11-1 success.

Alex Day collected a hat-trick, including a vital last minute winner, as Civil Service upset high-flying Pollington.

Leigh Dutton also made the score sheet for the hosts.

Marius Bratkowski, Matt Walters and Dan Whitcombe fired Walnut Tree to a 3-2 victory over Clifford, as the hosts gained their first three points of the season.

Rufforth United climbed to fourth with a 7-1 defeat of Cliffe. Danny Cates, Brad Walters, Liam Keenaghan (2), James Ford, Anthony Madgwick and Dylan Howlett got the Rufforth goals.

Meanwhile, Bubwith White Swan and Heslington played out a 3-3 draw.

The top of the table clash in division three went the way of Garforth LG who leapfrogged Helperby United at the summit, winning 3-2.

Fraser Branton and Scott Fletcher struck the Garforth goals.

York St John continued their good recent form with a 3-0 success at Fulford. Ali Harvey (2) and Jenson Joseph netted for the university side.

Luc Bounds and Harry Tinker were on target for Copmanthorpe in a 2-2 draw with Church Fenton.

With no league game for the top two teams in division four, Selby Olympia took full advantage of their opportunity to close the gap, winning 3-2 at LNER Builders, for whom Kai Shorrocks and Thomas Bateson found the net.

Marton Abbey gained a 4-2 victory at Hensall Hawks, while York Shamrocks gained a point from their high-scoring 4-4 draw away at York RI.

Huntington Rovers kept up the march at the top of Reserve ‘A’ with a 5-2 success over Thorpe United.

Dan Marshall (2), Kyle Edmondson, Lee Bunce and Kieran Flanagan grabbed Rovers’ goals as they maintained their four point cushion at the summit.

Malt Shovel sit second following their 4-2 victory over Strensall Tigers.

Lewis Foschi (2), Callum Betteridge and Joshua Leyssens struck for the hosts with Jason Ezard and Tom Wood netting for Tigers.

Old Malton St Mary’s moved up to third with a 5-0 defeat of Poppleton United.

Dringhouses collected their first points of the season after putting four past Rufforth United without reply.

Keanan Crake, Aiden Mulhearn and Mitchell Parker (2) hit ‘Houses goals.

Osbaldwick continued their unbeaten run in Reserve ‘B’ with an emphatic 8-2 success at Easingwold Town.

Nick Lawrie led the scoring, bagging four after coming on as a substitute, with Mike Hattee, Aaron Kirby and Dan Price also finding the target.

A Town own goal completed the Osso tally.

Rawcliffe Reserves continue to lead the table, with free-scoring youngster Charlie Jones on target once again.

Billy Annett struck Rawcliffe’s other goal in a 2-1 win at Tadcaster Magnets, for whom Ben Jennison hit a consolation strike.

A late goal from Jack Foote saw Copmanthorpe gain a 1-0 home success over Haxby Town.

An end-of-game strike was also required at Stamford Bridge, where the hosts’ Darren Brandon fired home a long-range free-kick with only stoppage time remaining.

The goal gave Bridge a 3-2 victory over Bishopthorpe White Rose.

The other Stamford scorers were Jamie Rank and Mike Smith.

South Milford lie second in Reserve ‘C’ following their 4-2 win at Marton Abbey. Shane Limbert and Jordan Richards both bagged braces as the visitors secured the points. Dan Huggins and Tyler Carlyle replied for Abbey.

The same score line was seen at Garforth LG where Zack Turner was on the losing side despite hitting a double against Civil Service. Shaun Rayner (2), Nathan Harland and Matty Williams fired the away side to victory.