OLD Malton St Mary’s took a notable scalp in the North Riding County FA Saturday County Cup to reach the last four.
Saints, who have lifted the York FA Saturday Senior Cup in the last two years, defeated Harrogate League big guns Thirsk Falcons 6-2 to progress in the county comp.
Danny Fogg led the way with a brace, with Jon Newton, Callum Scott, Steve Baxter and Daman Cox also on the scoresheet.
St Mary’s did, however, see their lead cut in the York Minster Engineering League premier division – with Ryedale neighbours Terrington Glory unable to do them a favour.
Huntington Rovers are now only four points adrift of Saints with a game in hand after their 5-0 demolition of Terrington.
Two early goals from James Edmond and a third from Chris Dyson paved the way for a comfortable Rovers success. Despite a straight red card for the home side’s Mark Smythe, it was all Huntington in the second half as further goals from Gary Newton and Gary Mitchinson sealed the win.
Title favourites Riccall, meanwhile, had a workmanlike 2-1 win over an Easingwold Town side who put up strong resistance.
Tom Littlewood fired Riccall’s winner which leaves them five points behind Old Malton with four games in hand.