FOR the second week running, Rawcliffe faced title-chasing opposition in the York Minster Engineering League premier division, this time coming to Dunnington, and once again found themselves to be ruing missed chances, writes Graham Ireton.

After last weekend’s unlucky loss to Wigginton, Rawcliffe found themselves with a chance to break the deadlock at Common Road from the penalty spot, but the opportunity wasn’t capitalised upon and Dunnington punished them accordingly.

Dan Barrett gave the hosts the lead, with a late goal from Dan Lister wrapping up the points as Dunnington returned to the top of the table following a 2-0 victory.

Fourth-placed Dringhouses kept tabs on the leaders, defeating Strensall Tigers by five goals to two.

Cole Carter (2), Dale Holding, George Brown and Liam Robertson shared the goals for ‘Houses with Danny Lamb and Kieran Harris offering up second-half strikes for Tigers.

Isaac Leach was at the double for Thorpe United as they triumphed over Kirkbymoorside by four goals to one.

Liam Brown and Jamie England were also on target for Thorpe with Andrew Sharman netting the visitors’ consolation.

F1 Racing sit in sixth position behind Thorpe purely on goal difference having defeated Tadcaster Magnets by two goals to one.

A Dan Hickey free-kick forced a Magnets defender to turn the ball into his own net before Alex Clark bagged F1’s second.

Harry Smith replied for Magnets but the New Earswick-based side stayed strong to secure the points.

Oliver Longbottom’s strike earned Easingwold Town a point from their 1-1 draw with Poppleton United, for whom Jay Carter hit the target.

In division one, Haxby Town battled hard to hold table-topping Osbaldwick, but trailed by a goal to nil at the break.

Osbaldwick dominated the second period, underlining the form that has seen them make it four wins out of four in the league. Jack Brimmell and Oliver Green collected a brace apiece in the win.

Luke Pearse struck twice from the penalty spot as Malt Shovel put in a dominant performance to leapfrog Cawood into second place. The 2-0 success puts Shovel just two points behind Osbaldwick, though the division leaders do also boast a game in hand on most of the chasing pack.

Adam Falkingham netted for Pocklington Town in a 1-1 draw with Bishopthorpe White Rose.

Rob Thackwray and Mario Campagna fired Tockwith to a 2-1 success at Brooklyn.

The only game in division two was a mid-table battle between Walnut Tree and Civil Service, with the former eventually coming out on top.

Alex Day and Luke Addison were on the score sheet for the away team but their side was sunk by efforts from Mariusz Bratkowski (2) and Joe Biggs.

Garforth LG continue to lead the gallop in division three after a 9-1 hammering of Church Fenton.

Stevie Phillips struck four goals with Jed Hudson bagging a hat-trick of his own. Connor Rose and Fraser Branton collected the rest of the Garforth haul.

South Milford put six past Copmanthorpe without reply. Connor Booth, Aaran Hodgson, Daniel Middleton, Jon Paul Sharp (2) and Jamie Hilton shared the spoils.

Wilberfoss won 3-1 at York St John and Helperby United beat Crayke United 6-2.