HEWORTH defeated division one champions Pocklington Town 2nds 2-1 to salvage their place in the second tier for next season - and relegate Bishopthorpe United instead.

John Moore and Nathan Wright grabbed the all-important goals on Saturday to propel Heworth to a shock victory and out of the drop zone in the final match of the season.

Thorpe United left it until the very last day to secure the reserve 'A' title, claiming the crown on goal difference ahead of Dunnington thanks to a 2-1 victory at Huntington Rovers. Following a goalless first half, Thorpe bagged two quick-fire goals only to see Rovers reduce the deficit immediately through Danny Phillips.

Despite further pressure from the home side, they couldn't find a leveller.

Thorpe won the title having a superior goal difference of 26 compared with Dunnington, with the teams locked on 49 points after identical match outcomes across the season.

The League Reserve Cup semi-finals takes place on Tuesday night, with a Ryedale derby between Malton & Norton and Old Malton St Mary's and a clash between Dringhouses and Church Fenton.

Old Malton's first team - the premier division champions and York FA Saturday Senior Cup winners - then meet Copmanthorpe in the Senior Cup semi-finals on Wednesday night, while Easingwold Town host Dunnington in the other tie.

Stamford Bridge host Rufforth United in the first Junior Cup semi-final too.

The play-off match for the last place in the premier division next season, between Sporting Knavesmire and Rawcliffe, then takes place at Huntington Rovers' ground on Thursday.

All fixtures kick off at 6.45pm.