By Graham Ireton

WIGGINTON Grasshoppers started 2022 as they ended the previous year, registering a 2-0 victory to maintain their position at the top of the York Minster Engineering League premier division.

Gary Newton finished off a nice team move to give the hosts a half-time lead over Strensall Tigers, before Matthew Tiplady headed home a second with 10 minutes remaining.

Dunnington sit second following a 4-1 defeat of Poppleton United. Goals from Sam Cottrell (2), Tom Anderson and Isaac Overton saw the Common Road side pick up the three points required to keep them in touch with Grasshoppers.

Brandon Torres was at the double as F1 Racing scored a 3-1 success at Huntington Rovers. Frazer Shields added their third with Jonny Bullivant collecting Rovers' consolation. An early red card did not help Huntington's cause.

Thorpe United continued their good recent run with a 5-2 defeat of Easingwold Town. Ryan Cuthbert and Jake Rhodes struck for the home side but they were outpointed by efforts from Mike Braithwaite (2), Paul Moran, Isaac Leach and Luke Durham.

Kirkbymoorside gained a 4-0 success over Hemingbrough United, a win that moves them clear of the drop zone.

Cawood took a massive step towards promotion to the premier division with a commanding 5-1 home victory over Osbaldwick. The victory takes them six points ahead of their rivals, who have two games in hand on their hosts.

Jacob Braybrooke, Sean Hesslewood, Jean-Pierre Grenier, Ryan Glover and Jordan Emery fired Cawood to success with Chris Bilton replying.

Pocklington Town moved up to fourth with a 4-1 success over Brooklyn. Tom Knowles (2), Chris Dempsey and Craig Mathie netted for Pock.

Haxby Town trailed 2-0 at half-time in their home game against Tockwith, the visitors' goals coming courtesy of Tom Richards and Rob Thackwray.

But a second-half fightback saw Haxby take the points as goals from James Smith (2) and Adam Chaplin earned them a 3-2 triumph.

The only game played in York Minster Engineering League division two saw Walnut Tree defeat Cliffe 4-1.

Marius Bratkowski was at the double for the home side with Finlay Scott and Tom Johnson also making the scoresheet.

Howden surged to the top of division three with a 5-2 success over promotion rivals Garforth. Robbie Tomlinson scored a hat-trick, with singles coming from Charly Petch and Matthew Whittaker. Jack Slinn and Fraser Branton hit the target for Garforth. 
Ethan Oakes was on target for Crayke United in their 5-1 home defeat to fourth-placed Fulford United, for whom Jacob Green, Ethan Kay, Tom Hannam, Lorenzo Bravo and Will Hatfield-Marsland netted. 

Church Fenton beat York St John University 3-2. 

Dan Gibney and Tom Foster fired Wilberfoss to a 2-1 victory over Copmanthorpe, for whom Alfie Temple found the net.

In division four, Hamilton Panthers could not capitalise on their chance to reduce the gap between themselves and leaders Sporting Knavesmire to just two points, and instead had to settle for a goalless draw with Bishop Wilton.

Jack Hulse, Dan Cooper and Ben Storey all bagged for Marton Abbey as they beat York RI 3-0. 

Elvington Harriers won 8-2 at Hensall Hawks.

Reserve 'A' was the only division not to lose any games to the weather conditions - and the five games played amassed 30 goals between them. 

Top of the scoring charts were Thorpe United, who beat Rufforth United 8-2 to go fifth. 

With leaders Huntington Rovers out of action, Dunnington moved level on points at the top, defeating Tockwith 5-0. 

Old Malton St Mary's sit third following their 4-1 victory at Malt Shovel.

Sam Parkinson and Callum Quartum struck for Pocklington Town in a 2-2 draw at Poppleton United. 

Terry Taylor opened the scoring for Wigginton Grasshoppers in their 4-2 win over Dringhouses before Jude Brigham added a hat-trick. Joe Connor and Cam Hall replied for the visitors.

Osbaldwick won the Reserve 'B' second-v-third battle, defeating Haxby Town 3-2 to move within two points of their opponents. Osso also have three games in hand on Haxby. 

Liam Haigh, Conor Brannigan and Aaron Kirby hit the Osso goals, with James Gilbertson and Danny Palmer replying for Town.

Tom Paley, Nick Foote and Jack Foote netted as Copmanthorpe overturned a half-time deficit to be Bishopthorpe White Rose 3-2. Curtis Tiplady and Will Myers scored for the hosts.

John Wilmoth, Michael Smith and Matty Wain all fired first-half goals for Stamford Bridge in a 3-1 success over Easingwold Town.

In Reserve 'C', Garforth beat Wilberfoss 8-0 with Ryan Peate, Danny Brookes, Connor Rose (2, one pen), Jayden Hemingway, Callum Gomersall, Matthew Hezelgrave and Farrer Moore sharing the haul.