City of York men’s 1st XI showed no mercy as they crushed bottom side Rotherham 13-0 away in North Hockey League division one.

The visitors were soon in front when Tom Feasby found the bottom corner with a reverse-stick strike. With nerves settled York dominated and were rewarded with superbly-worked goals from Stuart Smythe, Richie Jenkin and Alex Cockram to make it 4-0 at half-time.

York ran riot in the second half adding a further nine goals. Feasby and Cockram added to their first-half efforts, while Jenkin notched twice to complete his hat-trick. Also on the scoresheet were Lee Cuffe (2) and Luke Ramli (2), with man-of-the-match Ollie Couttie helping himself to a goal.

After a thoroughly professional performance, in which City did not afford their hosts a single effort on goal, the side will look to continue the momentum at home to Sheffield University Bankers II at Oaklands on Saturday.

Hit by a warm-up injury to Alex Herriott, City of York II led 1-0 and then 3-1 with goals from Chris Dutton and Jack Purrington (2) at home to Leeds Adel Carnegie III.

The Yorkshire League premier division points looked to be in the bag, but Carnegie had other ideas, and in a steady comeback pegged back the advantage to win 4-3.

Goals flowed for City of York III, who beat hosts Wakefield III 7-2 in the second division.

York were in command from the outset and could have doubled their tally. The plunder was shared between skipper Ed Shouksmith (2), Patrick Herriott (2), Greg Sykes, Jonny Kilmartin and Michael Sansoni.

City of York IV, with only one win to their credit this season, went one better to rout Rotherham III 8-0 in division three.

Rotherham were restricted to just two shots, one of which went wide as York went on a spree headed by Ben Foster’s hat-trick, two goals for Tim Lister (2), and efforts from Andy Wilson, Sam Butterfield and Tom Hall.

In sharp contrast was a goal-less tussle in division four, where City of York V shared the spoils at Scarborough. Starring for the visitors were Will Sorby in midfield, Chris Allerton in attack and Jules Bellerby in defence.

Despite taking the lead through Dave Dick, City of York VI were beaten 3-1 by visitors Rotherham IV in a division five duel.

Away-day gloom befell City of York VII, who crashed 6-1 at Harrogate III, where the only consolation for the young visitors’ line-up was a Josh Longster strike.

City of York VIII were beaten 5-1 by York University II in division seven, but it was a much-improved display from the home ranks, whose lone goal was a cracker, Nick Kay finishing off a fluent passing move.

Revenge for an October defeat against Wakefield VIII was amply gained by City of York IX, who prevailed 4-2 with all the goals scored after half-time.

In the second half, Wakefield took an early lead but Alistair Blacklee equalised from a trademark tap-in, adding a second in similar vein. The visitors’ ’keeper pulled off several fine saves at close quarters before Wakefield levelled with ten minutes to go. But they then had a player sent off for dissent and they caved in as York added two more goals from Tim Downie.

City of York Badgers were in fine form after a first-half stalemate to beat hosts Huddersfield 3-1. On target were Phil Worrall, Lewis Inman and Matt Hays.