SNAINTON remain top of the Beckett Football League division one after a 1-1 draw away at Rosedale, who maintained their unbeaten start to the season.

Despite the poor conditions, the game was a good, even contest, with both teams agreeing that a draw was a fair result.

Rosedale took the lead five minutes before half-time when the visiting goalkeeper Tom Poor brought down James Kellett, with James Smith converting the subsequent penalty.

Sherburn remain fourth after a 1-1 home draw with improving Ryedale Sports Club, with both sides performing admirably amid the heavy rain which was non-stop throughout.

The away side took the lead on the stroke of half-time and though Sherburn did much better in the second half, they found scoring very difficult.

However, ten minutes from time a right wing free kick taken by Richard Malthouse went over the backline and finished in the back of the net.

Minutes later, Sherburn almost snatched victory when, following a goalmouth scramble, the ball trickled wide.

In division two, Goldsborough prolonged Rillington Rovers’ wait for a victory this season after sealing a 2-0 away win.

The visitors dominated the opening exchanges and created some very good chances.

Ben Watson showed off his skiing skills, slaloming between three defenders before firing wide before volleying wide a few minutes later.

However, it was Rillington who took the lead against the run of play midway through the first half from a set piece, before the visitors equalised immediately after.

Practically from the restart, Watson found himself in the clear following a mix up in the Rillington defence, and he calmly lofted the ball over the keeper from the edge of the area.

The second half continued how the first ended, a bit scrappy with few opportunities for either team in an even game.

With five mins to go, Goldsborough were awarded a penalty. Watson stepped up and calmly slotted home what turned out to be the winning goal and his second of the game.

Ryedale Sports Club Reserves moved up the league table into seventh position after a 3-1 home win against Heslerton.

After falling behind by two goals, Heslerton hit back with a goal from leading scorer Morgan Kendrew.

Fed down the left wing by Hessie debutant Josh Wade, Kendrew avoided several challenges to score with a fine drive from just inside the Ryedale box.

Minutes before the interval, Heslerton came close to equalising through Jason Cruddas at a far post Kendrew corner, however the Blues centre half got too much on it and the ball sailed over the bar.

In the latter stages of the second period Gareth Driver the Heslerton impressive keeper saved a penalty from Ryedale’s Owen Ellis.

Norton United obtained their first point of the season when they shared the points at home with Duncombe Park Reserves in a ten goal thriller.

Norton took a three-goal lead in the opening half hour thanks to goals scored by debutant Jamie Owston, Danny Pile, and Dave Hesp.

On the stroke of half time the visitors pulled a goal back.

Early in the second half, Park scored their second goal, Reece Piercy scored Norton’s fourth, Park pulled another goal back, Olly Towse scored Norton’s fifth and final goal to put his 5-3 ahead but Park scored two late penalty’s to share the points from this end to end affair.

Meanwhile, there were three ties played in the Gordon Harrison Memorial Trophy.

Second division Amotherby & Swinton were full value for their 4-1 victory against first division Sinnington.

Their goals were scored by George Peirson (2), Robin Goforth, and Kieran Wall, with Jon Mitchell the sole Sinnington player on the scoresheet.

Second division leaders Thornton-le-Dale Reserves entertained first division Sleights in a very entertaining affair.

The opening half hour was fairly and the home side had the best of the early chances.

On 31 minutes, Sleights scored through Marc Kipling, who took full advantage of a defensive mix-up.

After the restart, Sleights doubled their lead when Kipling scored his second

By this point, Sleights were in control of the game and struck with further goals from Kipling, Taylor Humble, Ben Wilson, Matty Garbutt, Humble, and finally Will Cork-Dove to give his side a 8-1 away victory.

Kirkdale United entertained local rivals Kirkbymoorside Reserves in an all first division clash with the visitors running out as 3-1 winners.

Kirkdale were missing a few absences while the visitors welcomed back leading goalscorer Paul Downes, who scored the opening goal after good work by Jason Brown and Josh Butler in the build-up.

On 25 minutes, the visitors doubled their lead when Chris Hodgson crossed the ball for Rob Hague to score with a superb header.

The Moorsiders increased their lead with a Tony Barnett second half penalty, Kirkdale scored late on with a goal scored by Niko Butler.

Meanwhile in the first round of the Ryedale Hospital Cup, Union Rovers thrashed Gillamoor 5-1.