CITY of York Hockey Club Men I bounced back from last week's disappointing defeat with an impressive 4-2 comeback victory over Whitley Bay & Tynemouth.

The Minster city outfit moved up to seventh in North League premier division with the win and will hope to carry the momentum into Saturday's trip to strugglers Chester.

In rainy conditions, City looked sluggish during an opening 10 minutes and heads went down as they fell two goals behind.

But an Al Cockram short corner goal proved a turning point. Cockram finished well, and a boosted City began passing confidently.

Tom Feasby levelled before half-time, hitting the backboard after Cockram received an aerial ball and slipped it through.

City were on the front foot in the second half but struggled to find the net until Mike Carter bagged a late brace, firstly finding space on the right and smashing a precise shot past the keeper, and getting his second from a well-worked attack down the opposite flank.

City of York Ladies I saw their North League division one game at Morpeth postponed due to a flooded pitch. York II, though, stayed top of Yorkshire Women's League division one after battling to a 3-2 win at Pocklington.

Holly Davies gave York an early lead but Pocklington equalised quickly. Vicky Skilton netted with a reverse flick over the keeper to restore York's lead before the break.

Player-of-the-match keeper Cara MacKay kept York in the game in the second half with some good saves before Skilton got her second goal after a fine attacking run by Ruth Laybourn.

Pocklington scored their second to make it a tense last five minutes.

Acomb Men I secured an impressive double over Yorkshire Men's League division two leaders Ben Rhydding II with a 3-2 home win.

Apart from the two defeats to the Tangerines, the table-toppers otherwise have a 100 per cent winning record.

Acomb took time to settle into a passing rhythm, but got a slice of luck as a visiting defender's pass across the circle struck a team-mate's foot and earned them a penalty corner. From the set-piece, Matt Dickenson’s strong flick screamed high into the net to give Acomb an 11th-minute lead.

Against the run of play, Tom Brown doubled the hosts' advantage from another penalty corner, leaping on a loose ball to force it home.

With nine minutes remaining of the half, Dickenson netted again from a penalty corner routine.

The table-toppers, as expected, pressed hard after the restart and got a goal back from a penalty corner before setting up a nervous final 10 minutes with a second.

A depleted Acomb II won 6-2 at division five north mid-table rivals Ben Rhydding V.

The Tangerines, who travelled with a bare 11, broke the deadlock after 17 minutes, when Harry Ellis deflected man-of-the-match Andy Jarman’s fizzing ball into the top corner before a quick double from the impressive Jonny Brown gave Acomb a deserved three-goal lead.

Brown quickly netted a further two in the second half before before Ellis completed his brace. With the game all but won, Acomb took their foot off the pedal and allowed the hosts to get two consolation goals.

Acomb Ladies slipped to 11th in Yorkshire Women’s League division one following a 4-1 defeat at Leeds III.

The Tangerines soon found themselves two down from penalty corners before pulling a goal back through newcomer Roxy Farris.

Just before the break, the hosts struck again with another set piece and buried the game from open play in the second half against an otherwise resilient Acomb defence.