MALTON & Norton missed the chance to catch York Minster Engineering League division leaders F1 Racing as they lost 3-1 to Brooklyn.

Second-placed Malton & Norton crashed to a brace from Mike Brown and a goal by Matty Webster against third-placed Brooklyn.

With both sides in form, the first local derby was on home turf for Brooklyn who claimed a vital win over their high-flying local rivals.

Marcus Godsell had Brooklyn’s best opportunity in the first half, but his effort cannoned off a post. Scott Preston had M&N’s best chance, but his bullet header failed to hit the target.

At half-time the scores were level in a really tight derby game, but in the second-half Webster’s strike put the home side ahead. The left-back unleashed a tremendous effort that took a slight deflection as it found its way past keeper Chris Bingham.

However, Brooklyn’s celebrations were short-lived as almost instantly the visitors drew level.

Scott Preston was left one-on-one with Brooklyn’s centre-half and did well to manoeuvre the ball round and casually slot the ball past the advancing Andrew Slaughter. As both sides pushed on in search of another goal, Brooklyn’s Ryan Boyd found Brown who powered his header into the net.

With minutes left, Brooklyn hit the visitors on the counter attack and were awarded a penalty after Brown was fouled by Steven Twamley. Brown converted the penalty.

Brooklyn’s man-of-the-match went to Danny Foxton for a solid display.

On Saturday, Brooklyn face St Clement’s in another vital league encounter, while Malton & Norton face table-toppers F1 Racing.

Hemingbrough United travelled to leaders F1 Racing and scored a convincing 5-1 victory, shattering F1’s 100 per cent home record.

Two early errors saw F1 fall behind to goals from Luke Zacharenko and Mike Brown, before Chris Dempsey hit back with the goal of the game.

In the second-half, F1 tried to push on, but were caught on the break as Brown hit a third and Zacharenko struck twice to complete his hat-trick.

Old Malton St Mary’s second string were thrashed 7-0 by basement side Easingwold Town in reserve ‘A’.

Town lifted themselves off the bottom thanks to goals from Lewis Calder, Darren Cooper (2), Jordan Green, Jimmy Turton, James Holdsworth and Oliver Lawrence.

Dringhouses moved six points clear at the top with a 2-1 victory over Tadcaster Magnets.

In reserve ‘B’, Brooklyn drew 2-2 with Fulford United. James Dunwoody scored for Brooklyn who benefited from an own goal. Joe Konarski and Bailey Simpson struck for Fulford.

James Hall (2) and Alf Shapcott were on target for Heslington as they won 3-2 against Malton & Norton.