Old Malton St Mary's hit 11 in York Minster Engineering Football League romp (From Gazette & Herald)
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Old Malton St Mary's hit 11 in York Minster Engineering Football League romp
4:00pm Wednesday 13th March 2013 in Sport
They remain adrift of premier division leaders Dunnington but are closing in on second-placed Wigginton after the Grasshoppers’ 3-0 defeat to Dringhouses.
St Mary’s are still waiting to hear their fate over the brawl that led to last week’s match with Wiggy being abandoned but, aside from that controversy, they have shown title-winning class in recent games.
Dean Nuttall led the romp on Saturday, bagging five goals, while there was also a hat-trick for Jon Newton, two strikes for player-boss Darren Dunning and one for Dave Wilson, who started the rout.
Terrington Glory, on the other hand, have now failed to collect a point on their travels since their 15-match unbeaten away run ended three games ago.
Their latest defeat was at the hands of York RI, who won 6-4.
Lee Powell’s opener for RI was cancelled out by Ben Richardson but Carl Shepherd restored the home side’s lead before the break and, in the second period, Nick Hartley and a Craig Atkinson penalty extended it.
The visitors responded through Andrew Park, but Powell completed his hat-trick before Dave Bradshaw and Chris Leadham got late goals for Glory.
Ruthlessness in front of goal was the difference as Amotherby & Swinton lost 3-1 to leaders Aviva in division one.
The result leaves Amotherby still in danger of relegation, although one win in their remaining two matches would mean they could only go down if bottom club Wilberfoss, so far with only one victory to their name, won all of their last five games.
Aviva started the brighter of the two sides but home goalkeeper Kevin Jacques was superb throughout, giving the rest of the team belief to kick on.
The front three of Andrew Philips, Michael Linsley and George Moore started to get in behind Aviva’s defence and Moore gave Amotherby the lead, scoring for the fourth game on the bounce. A short corner between Ryan Boyd and Philips saw the latter’s drilled cross headed goalwards by man-of-the-match defender Kristian Wilkinson, Moore helping the ball into the net from inches out.
The hosts continued to press but chances were wasted and, a minute before half-time, a long punt evaded Richard Webster and Carl Barber beat Jacques one on one.
Amotherby were the better side after the break but were simply not ruthless enough in front of goal whereas the visitors took their chances. The first was a bullet header by Warren Lowe, the Aviva captain having been left unmarked. The second came in a goalmouth scramble, Boyd’s attempt to block the ball deflecting Mark Benton’s effort into the top corner.
Amotherby had all of the game thereafter but without making it tell. The pick of the chances saw Jonny Dunning unselfishly square the ball across goal only for nobody to make the run.
Amotherby & Swinton reserves are still awaiting their first away win of term but claimed a point in their battle to beat the drop from reserve ‘B’ with a 2-2 draw at Aviva reserves.
Ross Turnbull’s opening goal for the hosts was cancelled out by Tom Everett and, although Geoff Pinkney restored Aviva’s lead, Adam Gray levelled for Amotherby 10 minutes from time.
Stamford Bridge are now only an outside bet for promotion from reserve ‘C’ after a 4-1 loss to second-placed Selby RSSC.
Jim Darlison hit a hat-trick and Kyle Pool added Selby’s fourth, with Jamie Rank replying for Stamford.
Champions-elect Malton & Norton reserves were held to a goalless opening half by promotion-seeking Poppleton reserves but then Branden Read hit a hat-trick to add to goals from Adam Cooke, Ed Marwood and Curtis Pickering as M&N surged to a 6-0 win.