Old Malton St Mary's set to follow Kirkbymoorside in celebration

Kirkbymoorside v  Selby. Ryan Rivis in action.

Kirkbymoorside v Selby. Ryan Rivis in action.

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OLD Malton St Mary's go to second-placed Huntington Rovers on Saturday knowing victory in what is their last game of the campaign will seal the York Minster Engineering League premier division title.

They could have it sewn up by then as anything but victory for Riccall United tonight at home to York St John University will mean Saints cannot be caught at the top of the table - although such a result would be the shock of the season given the students are cast adrift at the foot of the table and will be without several players who have gone home for Easter.

Even a draw for St Mary's on Saturday will virtually make sure they regain the crown given their superior goal-difference, even if Riccall win all of their games in hand to draw level on points.

The Ryedale side may have been cheered by the fact Huntington fell out of form at the weekend, losing 5-1 to Wigginton Grasshoppers having been without several key players including 35-goal marksman Chris Dyson and influential midfielder Neale Holmes.

Mid-table Terrington Glory, meanwhile, were edged out 3-2 in their penultimate game by Copmanthorpe.

Danny Leach gave Cop a first-half lead and that proved to be the difference with both sides scoring twice in the second half.

John Patrick and Ben Sheehan netted for Cop, and Johnny Brown and Rich Carrick for Terrington.

Kirkbymoorside wrapped up their impressive division four league campaign with a 4-2 win over Selby Town reserves.

The Moorsiders have won all 18 of their league matches, scoring 98 goals along the way. Their aim, having left the Teesside League last season, is to quickly climb through the divisions of the York & District League and ultimately challenge Old Malton St Mary's to regain their status as Ryedale's second club behind Northern Counties East League outfit Pickering Town.

Man-of-the-match Sarjo Cham hit a hat-trick on Saturday, with veteran former player-boss Alex Strickland getting the other.

Second-placed South Milford, who have only dropped points to the league champions, gained a 9-0 victory over Huntington.

Brooklyn reserves capped their title-winning season in reserve 'C' as goals from Danny Foxton and Brad Spink gave them a 2-1 win at third-placed Poppleton.

In the Supplementary Cup, two goals from Mikey Brown weren’t enough to secure victory for Brooklyn as they went down 3-2 to hosts Tadcaster Magnets. Sam Harrison (2) and George Phillipson picked up the Magnets’ haul. The return leg takes place tonight (6.30pm), with division one side Brooklyn looking to topple their tier's top team.

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