CITY of York Hockey Club Ladies II failed to build on their two consecutive wins as they went down 3-0 at home to North Yorkshire rivals Harrogate II in Yorkshire League premier division.

The hosts are now just four points above the drop zone as they were unable to follow on from previous weeks and the goalscoring exploits of Vicky Skilton, who netted in both those games.

City started slowly and were a goal down inside the opening 10 minutes, but from there City rallied and the game became more even with both sides having efforts.

However, it was the visitors who capitalised on these opportunities and went into the break three goals to the good.

City rearranged their line-up at half-time and restarted the game fresh, playing quick, short passes and keeping play in the attacking 25.

Despite this and the hosts' player-of-the-match Charlotte Robson's attacking prowess, City could not make a breakthrough.

City of York Ladies I lost 1-0 at North Hockey division one rivals Harrogate. City remain seventh in the standings and face two games against table-toppers Pendle Forest in the coming two weeks.

City of York Ladies III lost 5-0 at home to Yorkshire League division one leaders Sheffield Hallam II.

Division two bottom side City of York Ladies IV crashed 6-0 at Leeds Adel III.

The hosts opened the scoring early on and, despite good goalkeeping, were five goals up by the break.

There was a marked improvement from City in the second half as they began to mount attacks through good team play but they could not find a reward and Adel got a sixth.

City of York Ladies V's slow start cost them in a nine-goal division five north tussle at second-placed Horsforth, narrowly losing 5-4.

The visitors began the game sluggishly and soon found themselves two goals down before finding their way into the game with a few chances of their own.

Horsforth moved three goals clear with a penalty flick after the ball was stopped on the line by a City foot, before City dragged themselves back into contention.

Lily Dowdy pulled one goal back as she took the ball across the top of the 'D' and buried a reverse stick shot, and she then set up Rebecca Copperthwaite to reduce their deficit to one by half-time.

City came out fighting after the restart and got another goal through Nicola Winter from Claire Wiggins' assist, but it was sandwiched between two Horsforth strikes.

Keeper Abi Tugwell made a number of excellent saves to keep City in it and, at the other end, their passing play forced a short corner from which Desi Willms scored her side's fourth, but it was not enough.

City of York Ladies VI are now 13 points adrift at the bottom of division four north following a 6-1 loss at home to second-bottom Selby II.

City of York Ladies VII are still second bottom in division five north after a 2-1 defeat at Ben Rhydding.

The visitors saw plenty of the ball early on, but this spurred Ben Rhydding into action and they drew first blood. City fought back and levelled minutes before half-time through Willemijn Linden.

Possession was more evenly shared in the second period but Ben Rhydding looked to restore their lead and they eventually found their way past City's determined defence from a short corner.

City's player of the match was Lucy Hall.