TOM PALEY was the hero as Terrington Glory bagged maximum points against lowly Poppleton United in the York Minster Engineering League premier division.
Glory, in fifth place, won 5-0 thanks to a Paley hat-trick plus goals from Johnny Brown and Alan Goforth.
At the top, Old Malton St Mary’s, who were not in action, saw their lead cut to two points as Riccall United won 4-0 at St Clement’s. Riccall have three games in hand.
Huntington Rovers lost, however, to lose ground on the top two.
It was not a good weekend for Brooklyn, who had no game and saw all four of their promotion rivals pick up maximum points.
Malton & Norton could not do neither neighbours Brooklyn nor their own hopes of escaping the drop a favour as they lost 3-1 at home to leaders Tadcaster Magnets.
Philip Smith, Gavin Evans and an own goal found the net for Taddy, Ed Marwood replying.
Brooklyn now lie in fourth, 10 points off the top two, albeit with enough games in hand to overhaul second-placed Osbaldwick should third-placed Church Fenton White Rose slip up in their games in hand.
Stamford Bridge enjoyed a 6-2 win at Crayke in division three.
Craig Hargreaves scored twice for the visitors, with a Chris Bowles penalty and goals from Kalum Horne, Kieran Flanagan and Adam Hargreaves completing their haul.
Kirkbymoorside walloped Wheldrake 13-1 to continue on their march to the division four title.
Veteran Alex Strickland led the rout with six goals, Sarjo Cham hit a hat-trick, and also on the mark were Chris Hodgson, Rhys Piercy and Jeremy Underwood (2).
In the reserve ‘A’ division, champions and leaders Dunnington reserves bossed Old Malton St Mary’s second string and won 5-1.
Jacob Hall, Josh Tattersall, Andy Rose, Rob Hart and Sam Wildwood shared the booty, with Danny Fogg replying for Saints.
In reserve ‘B’, Riccall beat Malton & Norton reserves 5-1. Rich Stevenson scored for the visitors, but James Brunyard (2), Kevin Kozicki (2) and Brett Collier saw Riccall go nap.
Heslington reserves beat Stamford Bridge reserves 6-2, Sean Skippen and Andy Pope netting for Stamford.
Brooklyn reserves had a good day, though, defeating reserve ‘C’ pace-setters Poppleton 3-0.