ACOMB Hockey Club Men I won for the first time since November after defeating struggling Halifax II 8-3.

The Tangerines sit sixth in the Yorkshire League division one as a result, only six points adrift of second-placed Wakefield 3.

The Tangerines eased through the first 15 minutes, passing the ball well and finding themselves 3-0 up after a hat-trick from Pete Greenwood, who scored twice from open place and once from a penalty corner routine.

Pete Hilton swept in a cross from Ryan Smith and this was followed by a strike from Jonny Brown to take that advantage to five goals.

The home side reduced the deficit just before half time when two players worked the ball passed keeper Craig Brown.

Acomb continued to dominate the fixture with Dave Richardson being assisted by Brown for the sixth, which was followed by two further goals; one each from Richardson and Brown to leave a seven-goal advantage.

As the adverse weather started to sweep in and the Tangerines beginning to relax, they were caught out twice in the final five minutes.

Firstly by a shot from the Halifax forward and then a penalty stroke. Though it was ultimately too little, too late.

Acomb Men II travelled away to play Airedale II, after an extended period of inactivity over the Christmas.

Acomb opened strongly and were soon awarded a short corner. A well-rehearsed routine found John Forecast who slipped the ball past the keeper.

Airedale showed strength throughout and pressured the defence but were held off by man-of -the-match Andy Robinson as well as the diving saves from keeper Mike Brown.

The second half saw Acomb tire and Airedale took advantage and brought the score line to finish 1-1 leaving the team in fourth place in division four north.

But, only five points separate the six sides around them.