WHITE Horse Church Fenton went top of York Minster Engineering Football League division two after an 8-1 thrashing of Osbaldwick.

John Marshall scored twice and there were also goals from Rob McQuarry, John Langrick, Lenny Mason, Lee Streatham and Jake Longstaff, plus an own goal, as they extended their unbeaten run to 13 matches.

Osso’s Sam Thompson scored direct from a corner.

Rawcliffe lost 5-2 at home to Cliffe two weeks ago and they were on the wrong end of the same scoreline when they visited their rivals for the return encounter.

Luke Crowther (2), Steve Rowbottom (2) and Andy Addison were on target for Cliffe, who are now unbeaten in seven at home.

Stamford Bridge suffered their first home defeat of the season as they went down 4-3 to basement side Huby.

Kev Smith gave the hosts the lead but the visitors were 3-1 up at the break courtesy of goals from Simon Webster, Danny Kirkan and Tony Williams.

Nick Shaw and Harry Bryant restored parity, only for Huby to snatch a late winner thanks to an own goal.

Tadcaster Magnets confirmed their promotion from division three with a 2-0 win at Barmby Moor.

Billy Thompson and Phil Smith, with his 14th goal of the season, were the Magnets scorers.

Fulford need to win one of their remaining three games to guarantee promotion after they were held to a 1-1 draw at Selby Olympia.

Matty Cooper put the Selby side in front after two minutes and Fulford levelled five minutes from time with a Sam Harrison penalty.

F1 Racing and Elvington also drew 1-1, with Mark O’Halloran giving the Harriers an early lead, which was cancelled out by an own goal early in the second half. Ouseburn beat Rufforth 2-1 with goals from Russell Robshaw and Darren Ayres.

Easingwold ended a run of nine away games without a win as they beat fellow reserve ‘A’ strugglers Keystones 4-0 with goals from Andrew Metcalfe (2), Gary Raper and Steve Aconley.

York RI enhanced their promotion hopes in reserve ‘B’ as they beat relegation-threatened Malton & Norton 3-0. Steve Gagen (2) and Josh Coulson were on target.

Heslington slipped to their third successive defeat, losing 5-2 at home to Amotherby. Tom Taylor’s brace gave Heslington the lead, but Amotherby hit back with goals from Joe Bulmer, Mike Lindsay, Andy Phillips (2) and Wayne Calvert. Shaun Croft’s goal earned Pocklington a 1-0 win over Wilberfoss. Poppleton thrashed Rowntrees 8-2 in reserve ‘C’. Joe Dale netted a treble and the tally was completed by Danny Barrett, an own goal, Richard Moss and Daniel Downey.

Reserve ‘D’ leaders Strensall confirmed promotion with a 7-2 win over Fox.

Holmes help for York League

SKIPPER Neale Holmes bagged a brace as the York & District League representative side beat their Scarborough counterparts 3-0 to lift the Ernie Fairclough Challenge Trophy for the first time.

James Edmonds also got on the scoresheet at Bootham Crescent in the annual clash.

In the first half, the efforts of midfielders Holmes and Jimmy Wilmoth saw York begin to assume territorial advantage with winger Danny Fogg also embarking on some good attacking runs.

A cross from Fogg, following Chris Johnson’s diagonal pass, led to the goalmouth scramble that saw Holmes head in the opening goal from close range.

After the break, Edmonds turned and hit an unstoppable volley into the net and then Holmes cheekily slotted into the bottom corner after good build-up work involving Scott Sullivan.