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Malton & Norton miss chance to rise in York Minster Engineering League
3:45pm Wednesday 9th January 2013 in Sport
Front-runners Aviva and second-placed St Clement’s both lost but third-placed M&N also fell, 2-1 at home to Total Sports United.
Will Wood and substitute Dan Palmer hit the goals for the visitors, Kingsley Daffern bagging the lone reply for the hosts.
Amotherby & Swinton crashed 4-0 at fellow strugglers Hemingbrough – the hosts’ first home win of the season.
Craig Haythorne scored twice in the first period to add to a Jamie Wheeler goal. Tom Collins, scoring for the fifth game on the trot, completed the rout.
A&S now face a battle to stay in the division but were buoyed at least by a much-improved second-half performance which deserved better reward.
Amotherby had early opportunities to get the ball into the box but failed to test the goalkeeper, barring a 20-yard Ryan Boyd free-kick.
The hosts then hit on the counter as a long pass was misread by Chris Smales with the ball being crossed for a simple tap-in. The second goal soon followed, Kevin Jacques unable to keep a powerful strike out.
A&S’s Andrew Philips clipped the bar with a solo effort before the hosts bagged their third, a corner drilled across goal being headed in at the back post.
The second half saw Amotherby put in an amazing shift, dominating from start to finish only for chances to be squandered – and for Hemingbrough to make it 4-0 with a counter attack goal after a pass by George Moore had rebounded kindly to them off the referee.