CITY of York Men IV gave up a three-goal lead, suffering a third successive defeat in Yorkshire League division two, losing 4-3 at Halifax II.

David Catteral scored an early goal after rounding the keeper, and netted his second soon after, with a reverse stick volley.

He almost bagged his hat-trick from a short corner. He could only find the post with his shot, but Sam Nicholson was on hand to finish it off.

Halifax made it 3-1 from a potentially dangerous long ball up the pitch, Chris Clayson ducking to protect his head.

The home side grew in confidence in the second half, and pushed York deeper, earning a short corner from which they scored.

Bryce Tuckett got into a one-on-one position with the Halifax keeper, but could not finish.

A defensive error allowed Halifax to level. William Neal lost the ball in his own half, and the hosts countered, catching the defence out of position.

Halifax then found a winner, following a series of calamities. Neal tackled a forward, only for the deflection to find another home player, who was brought down by keeper Steve Church for a penalty, which was dispatched into the roof of the net.

The returning Church claimed man of the match for York.

City of York Men I lost 3-2 at fifth-placed Stockton in their first North Hockey Men’s League division one defeat.

The team lost second spot to Lindum, who thumped Gateshead 9-1. They sit only one point behind league leaders Leeds II, however, who drew 3-3 at third-bottom Neston.

They next welcome sixth-placed Chapeltown, who are unbeaten in the league, but have only won once.

City of York II won 5-2 at home to Huddersfield Dragons I in Yorkshire League premier division.

City of York III lost 4-3 at home to division one leaders Brigg.

City of York V lost 6-3 in their first division three defeat of the season.

Ben Foster opened the scoring with a bouncing volley from a Chris Dutton ball.

Rotherham were quick to reply, then took a controversial lead midway through the half, an off-target shot going in via Pete Richardson’s waist.

Mark Little struck just before the break, with a drag flick into the roof of the net from a short corner.

The hosts started the second half brightly, scoring a fourth, and having a fifth disallowed, the shot coming off a player’s foot.

Matthew Tipper briefly narrowed the deficit, pouncing on a deflected Dutton shot, but two breakaway Rotherham goals finished the game off.

Ben Foster was match of the match.

City of York VI beat the VII team 2-1 in division four north to extend their unbeaten run.

Rob Prentice opened the scoring for the sixths in the second half, and Cameron Mackay doubled their advantage.

A scrambled goal from Neil Reader for the sevenths set up a close finish, but the sixths’ defence held out.

Laurence A Thornton and Joe Sumpner claimed joint man of the match.

City of York VIII lost 5-2 at home to division five north high-flyers Thirsk & Malton III.

Thirsk took a two-goal lead into half-time, Ali Birch receiving a yellow card for the hosts.

In the second period, York pulled one back through Birch, before Thirsk restored their two-goal advantage.

Man-of-the-match Luke Harbord pulled another back, before Will McMullen was yellow-carded.

Thirsk struck twice more as the hosts tired.

City of York X welcomed Slazengers V in a deserved 1-1 draw.

The development side took the lead through Emil Waites from a short corner, but the visitors equalised with ten minutes to go.

Waites claimed joint man of the match with Adam Gilbert.