ACOMB Hockey Club’s men's first team leapfrogged opponents Lindum III into fourth place in Yorkshire Men's League division two after a 3-0 home win.

The visitors started the stronger with good approach play, but their forward line lacked punch and were easily contained by the Tangerines’ defence of David Bell and Stuart Baxter.

Acomb were not at their best either, with the final ball from midfield often being intercepted.

They eventually took the lead through Carrick Blacker, who pounced when a loose ball deflected off the keeper.

After this, the Tangerines grew in confidence and started playing the ball around between Simon Theaker, Baz Whitfield and Ryan Smith.

However, they struggled to make inroads into Lindum’s defence until the last play of the half, when Matt Dickenson doubled their lead from a penalty-corner routine.

Acomb seemed to tire in the second period, but man-of-the-match Baxter remained in fine form, while keeper Craig Brown was left with little to do.

Dickenson’s second penalty corner six minutes from time earned the side their third goal and first win in three games.

A rampant Acomb II beat a 10-man Airedale 18-0 in one of the club’s biggest-ever scorelines to take the Tangerines to second spot in division five north.

Anthony Daley, Owen Wilkie and Tom Brown scored four goals each, captain Jonny Brown got a hat-trick and Ben Kerry, Richard Luscombe and Connor Wilkinson netted one apiece.

They host leaders Harrogate in their next fixture.

Acomb Ladies won 2-0 at Skipton to remain second in Yorkshire Women's League division one and in the hunt for another promotion.

The Tangerines were missing a few regular players, while both teams seemed to struggle early on with the low sun and glare from the pitch, as the contest started slowly.

Skipton made it through the Acomb defence a couple of times midway through the first half, but on both occasions they were denied by keeper Sam Storr.

This sparked Acomb into action, and they began to attack with movement and pace, two efforts from Kerry Woods just going wide.

Woods opened the scoring in the second half with a drag flick from a penalty corner.

Skipton looked to respond immediately and had the ball in the net, but the goal was disallowed.

Acomb then secured the game with a second Woods goal, as she rounded the keeper after being played through following good midfield work.

The home side continued to push for a riposte, but the defence of Wendy Watson, Jane Elsworth, Becci Flower and Eva Coulson plus player-of-the-match Storr kept the clean sheet intact.