CITY of York Hockey Club Ladies I won 3-0 at Didsbury Greys to move up to fourth place in North Hockey League division one.

The match started evenly, but a determined City soon began working as a unit to apply pressure on the home back line, forcing them to defend hard.

After multiple attempts, the visitors finally broke through the defence, Laura Horne netting a brilliant goal from open play.

Looking for an immediate response, Didsbury attacked hard and won two short corners, but solid work at the back, helped by excellent goalkeeping from Ella Deighton, kept the hosts out.

City then won a penalty corner as they pressed again, and an accurate strike from Charlotte Tuplin sent the ball into a bottom corner.

More good teamwork resulted in the third goal, Emma Albery slipping the ball between the keeper’s legs to put the game beyond Didsbury.

City of York Ladies II moved up to ninth place in the Yorkshire League premier division with a 4-1 home win over Bridlington.

The hosts got an early goal through Corinne Wray following good team play, but Bridlington responded quickly.

Vicky Skilton’s goal ensured City went into the break with a goal advantage, and they continued the good possession and defensive work into the second period.

Player-of-the-match Rebecca Baker-Munton and goalkeeper Alice Cullen performed excellently in the face of heavy Bridlington pressure.

At the other end, Skilton scored twice more to complete her hat-trick.

City of York Ladies III earned a 2-2 draw at home to Northallerton with an excellent performance in division one.

The hosts dominated the early stages, and Liz Armitage opened the scoring from a goalmouth scramble after good work from Abi Robinson and player-of-the-match Ruth Laybourn.

However, Northallerton came back strongly and scored twice to finish the half on top.

City increased the pressure in the second half and found the equaliser through Holly Davies’ reverse stick volley.

They enjoyed the lion’s share of possession for the rest of the game, but were unable to find a winner, while Steph Young produced a determined goalline save at the other end to preserve the point.

City of York Ladies IV lost their ninth consecutive game of the season with a 4-1 reversal at second-bottom Slazengers II.

City of York Ladies V won 3-1 at Bradford in division four north. Hayley Briggs, Rebecca Copperthwaite and Nicola Winter were the scorers and the player of the match was Libby Kimpson.

In the same division, City of York Ladies VI suffered their ninth defeat of the season 4-0 at home to Harrogate IV.

City of York Ladies VII lost 1-0 at Tadcaster Magnets in division five north.