York League, Premier Division
Copmanthorpe 3 Malton and Norton 0 (att 33)
It's very close at the bottom of the York League Premier Division, but Copmanthorpe gave themselves a great chance of avoiding relegation with a well-deserved win against a Malton and Norton side with very little to play for.
The hosts were on top from the start, nearly going ahead in the opening seconds, but they had to wait 20 minutes before opening the scoring. They had other chances, and it looked as if they might pay for not taking them when they gave a penalty just before half time, but it was well saved.
Two second half goals made the points safe for Copmanthorpe, and Malton and Norton played their part in what was a very good game to watch.
Copmanthorpe is a pleasant commuter village on the very outskirts of York. The football club play the local sports ground which also provides a home for Copmanthorpe's cricketers, bowlers and tennis players.
It's a nice venue, with a decent clubhouse behind the goal and a roped off pitch with dugouts on the far side. At the opposite end to the clubhouse is a busy railway line, so trainspotting groundhoppers have an extra reason to visit.