POCKLINGTON Town 2nds have secured the division one title in the York Minster Engineering League - but will not be allowed promotion to the top flight.

Osbaldwick, meanwhile, have now definitely been relegated from the premier division following their 4-0 defeat to Copmanthorpe, who guaranteed their safety with the three points.

Pocklington won 4-0 at relegation-threatened Bishopthorpe United to go 10 points clear at the summit of division one and can no longer be caught. Thomas Reay (2), man-of-the-match Sam Shipley and Jake Dunham got their goals.

However, they are not allowed to go up as their first team already play at Step 7 of football's non-League pyramid, in the Humber League premier division.

York League rules state that, in this instance, rather than the usual two up two down format, only the runners-up will be automatically promoted, with the team in third going into a play-off for a second promotion spot against the team finishing second bottom of the premier division. That play-off will be at a neutral venue.

Easingwold occupy second place. They were held to a 1-1 draw by Harrison Signs on Saturday and now need two points from their last two games to secure that spot. Josh Cryer scored for Easingwold and Karl Barbaro for Harrison.

Tockwith, in third, can no longer catch them - despite a 7-2 win over Malton & Norton - as they are four points in arrears and have only one game left. Jake Taylor was sent off for M&N, for whom Simon Reeves netted both goals.

Rawcliffe, in fourth, can mathematically nick second place if they win both their last two games but their promotion hopes were hit by a surprise 6-3 reverse at Cliffe. Niall Smallwood, Dan Zambelli and sub Paul Branscombe netted for Rawcliffe, whose ground must also pass an inspection to make them eligible for promotion.

Elsewhere, relegation-threatened Riccall United lost 6-3 to Haxby Town. Adam Chaplin hit a hat-trick for Haxby with George Rhodes, Dale Waddington and Adam Douse also on target.

Osbaldwick occupy the sole automatic relegation place in the premier division and have now finished their fixtures.

Ben Jones (2), Mark Featherstone and Reece Maynard got the goals as Copmanthorpe condemned them to the drop.

Hemingbrough United sit second-bottom and have three games in which to avoid going into the play-off.

They bagged a point from a surprise 5-5 draw with second-placed Dringhouses, for whom Liam Robertson hit a hat-trick, with Cameron Mulhearn and sub Sam Backhouse also on the mark.

Tadcaster Magnets are third-bottom, two points ahead of Hemingbrough but with one fewer game to play.

They lost 6-0 to runaway champions Old Malton St Mary's, for whom the plunder was shared by Stuart Rice, player-boss Darren Dunning, Steve Baxter, Dean Nuttall, Marcus Godsell and Jack Simpson.

Sporting Knavesmire, fourth from bottom, are also in danger of finishing second bottom, while Poppleton United are not quite mathematically secure but do look safe due to goal-difference.

Elsewhere, Church Fenton maintained hopes of finishing as runners-up to Old Malton as they beat F1 Racing 1-0 thanks to Jonathon Hadley's strike.

Rufforth United's promotion hopes in division two were ended with a 7-1 thumping by Malt Shovel.

Stamford Bridge and The Beagle, in first and second, can now only be caught by Shovel, who face a huge fixture backlog.

At the other end of the table, Clifford hammered Bubwith White Swan to leave the latter deep in the mire.

Wilberfoss defeated Civil Service 4-2, Joe Mason and Alex Day on target for Service.

Wheldrake leapfrogged Helperby United into second place in division three after a 5-1 win over LNER Builders, thanks to goals by Christopher Verzi (2), George Leadley, Josh Popely and Steven McLean. Mariusz Bratkowski got LNER's consolation.

Helperby drew 2-2 at Selby Olympia, Ryan Foster and Mark Jackson getting United's goals.

Fourth-placed Wombleton Wanderers saw off Ryedale rivals Swinton 4-0 to likewise remain in the promotion hunt.

Heslington currently sit top but have completed their games and can yet be caught by the three teams below them.