HAXBY Town edged a closely-fought final with Atlanta 2-1 to secure the Fastpack Ltd York Sunday Morning League Senior Challenge Trophy at New Earswick, writes Graham Ireton.

The Ethel Ward side took the lead after just nine minutes via a Tom Kilvington wonder strike.

Atlanta goalkeeper Lewis Murray was in fine form and had to be at his best to deny Adam Chaplin a dozen minutes later.

The second half continued where the first left off, with the action continuing to to-and-fro.

Murray produced a good double-save to deny Callum Marshall early on, before Haxby keeper Josh Archer was called into action to deny Shane Hand.

An excellent one-two on the hour mark between Sean Hunter and Shane Hand resulted in the former prodding the ball home to level the scores.

Moments later and Haxby were nearly back in front, Murray producing a dynamic save to deny a moving strike from Haxby captain Dan Clipston.

Hunter then had the ball in the net for Atlanta again, only to have his celebrations cut short by the assistant referee's flag.

The match-winning moment came with 15 minutes remaining. Kilvington forced his way into the area and was adjudged to have been fouled by the referee.

Adam Chaplin made no mistake with the resulting spot-kick.

The division two season came to an end, with newly-crowned champions FC Dracula running out 6-1 winners at FC Pollington.

Runners-up K-Town were also victorious, Liam Edmondson and Alex Shaw firing them to a 2-1 win at Burton Leonard.

James Dear and Harrison Booth struck to earn Heworth Inn a 2-2 draw at home to Strensall Tigers.

Strensall's nightmare scenario unfolded as both of their rivals fighting the drop got the result they needed to send the Tigers down.

Easingwold Town provided the biggest shock of the day, travelling to York Minster Engineering League premier division high-flyers Old Malton St Mary's and securing the 4-3 victory. Andrew Metcalfe, Olly Longbottom and an own goal provided Easingwold's haul as they pulled off the 'great escape'.

Meanwhile, Kirkbymoorside went into their match with Thorpe United knowing that a point would guarantee them safety. The Selby side pushed the Moorsiders all the way, but at the final whistle honours were equal via a 3-3 draw.

Will Melllor, Jay Smythe and Harry Brigham netted for Thorpe with Ryan Mintoft (2) and Oli Varey bagging for the hosts.

Strensall will now kick off 2022-23 in division one alongside Hemingbrough United, who also suffered relegation. Malt Shovel and Osbaldwick will replace the teams in the top flight.

Bubwith White Swan, who had defeated Rufforth United in the cup in midweek, suffered a huge reversal in the league as they were hammered 13-0.

The result confirmed Rufforth as division two champions, moving them three points clear of Pollington at the summit.

Danny Cates, Brad Walters, Liam Keenaghan and Ash North all helped themselves to doubles in the victory, and were ably supported by goals from Dave McNicol, Callum Pattison, Lewis Chipchase and Matthew King, along with an own goal.

Aaron Hodgson hit a hat-trick for South Milford in their 4-4 draw with the newly-crowned champions, Howden, in division three. Zac Oliver completed the home side's scoring.

In round three of the League Junior Cup, Garforth defeated Clifford 4-2 to progress. Jed Hudson (2), Jack Slinn and Fraser Benton netted for the visitors.

York St John also go into the draw following a 2-0 success at Pollington.