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Old Malton St Mary’s continue champion form
2:49pm Wednesday 20th February 2013 in Sport
OLD Malton St Mary’s continued their renaissance in the York Minster Engineering League premier division with a 4-1 win over Huntington Rovers.
The champions followed up last week’s stunning 8-0 thrashing of second-placed Wigginton Grasshoppers with another good victory to jump up to third place in the standings.
Their goals were shared between Jon Newton, scoring for the third successive game, and Tom Fenwick, with Dave Hartas replying for Huntington.
Wigginton bounced back from their mauling last week by moving to within two points of leaders Dunnington with an 8-0 win of their own, at Hamilton Panthers.
St Mary’s would still need a huge slip-up in the title run-in by both of the top two if they are to retain their crown, but they went clear of Terrington Glory, who were not in action, in the mini-battle to be Ryedale’s top team in this league.
Malton & Norton, looking to join those two teams in the premier division, came from a goal down to win 2-1 at Pocklington.
Marcus Godsell’s 12th goal of the season cancelled out Tom Raey’s opener for Pock, with Kingsley Daffern hitting the winner to extend the Ryedale side’s unbeaten away run to 13 games.
M&N stay second behind Aviva, who needed a quality goal from James Calary to secure a 1-0 triumph at bottom-of-the-table Wilberfoss.
But the battle for promotion remains a tight one with third-placed St Clement’s also winning, while White Horse, who can yet go top with their games in hand, stretched their unbeaten home run to 14 games with a 5-2 win over lowly Haxby.
In division two, Stamford Bridge lost 2-0 at home to high-flying Rawcliffe, Scott Pallister and John Moss the marksmen.
Old Malton St Mary’s reserves’ title aspirations in reserve 'A' took a hammering as they lost 4-0 to unbeaten Dunnington reserves.
Andy Rose scored twice to add to strikes from Ian Burgess and Josh Tattersall.
Two more wins from their remaining five games will be enough for Malton & Norton to take the reserve ‘C’ championship following a 1-0 home win over Rowntrees.
Skipper Joe Jefferson scored the only goal of the game with a header as the Ryedale side extended their unbeaten run to 13 games.