ACOMB Hockey Club Men I picked up their first point of the Yorkshire League premier division season with a 3-3 draw at Bradford II.

The West Yorkshire outfit had been elevated straight up from division three to division one but made it an exciting to-and-fro contest against the Tangerines.

Pete Greenwood scored twice either side of half-time for Acomb but Bradford took the lead with three goals inside a 10-minute spell and the visitors needed a Tom Brown penalty corner to rescue a point for Acomb.

Bradford had the Tangerine goal under pressure early on but could not get the final ball correct and, with 10 minutes remaining of the first half, an excellent run by Nick Linfoot found Greenwood, who netted from close range.

Within three minutes of the restart, Acomb doubled their advantage when Greenwood netted a penalty corner high into the net.

But the Tangerines seemed to lose possession and shape, and Bradford surged into the lead.

The home side were reduced to 10 players after a tackle attempt ended with Stuart Baxter was struck on the back of the legs, and Acomb took advantage to equalise in the dying minutes from a penalty corner routine, with Brown flicking into the net.

Acomb II earned their first three points of the division four north season with a 4-1 victory at Thirsk II.

The first period was a close one in which the Tangerines defended solidly - until Thirsk made a quick break to a half-time lead.

Acomb did a better job of breaking down the Thirsk defence following the restart and Harry Ellis netted the equaliser after five minutes.

The visitors continued to dominate and a slick move down the right saw John Forecast finish with a powerful shot across the ‘D’.

As Thirsk, tired there looked to be only one winner and Ellis tucked away a second.

In the latter stages of the match, Acomb were awarded a penalty stroke and Ellis was on hand to neatly dispatch into the roof of the net for his hat-trick.

Acomb Ladies' trip to Sheffield Bankers II in Yorkshire Women's League division one was postponed.