BUOYED by their win last time out against Brooklands, City of York Hockey Club Men I were on fine form to beat league leaders University of Durham 3-2.

Victory moved City off the foot of the North League premier division to 10th for the first time this season.

With the table extremely tight in the bottom six, York are within touching distance of seventh.

City went out all guns blazing in the first five minutes and made the breakthrough when clever work from coach Oliver Couttie won York their first short corner. Mike Carter placed his drag-flick into the corner for the opener.

The Minster city outfit were soon two to the good when quick hands from Tom Feasby won York another short corner. Again, Carter expertly placed his effort past the visiting keeper.

Sharp skills and pace from Alex Cockram ripped through the Durham defence to send Couttie clear on goal to beat the keeper from five yards.

Durham squeezed an effort in after a defensive lapse going into the break.

Durham were always looking dangerous due to some very effective movement. York nullified most of this, but an error allowed Durham an easy finish at the back post to make for a nervy final five minutes.

City of York II won 2-1 at Leeds IV in east division three south thanks to Dan Ellwood's brace.

Second from bottom in the Yorkshire League premier division, City of York IV were thumped 8-0 at Halifax.

Goals from George Trowsdale, Jonathan Trowsdale and Greg Marsden earned City of York V a 3-3 at Lindum III in division two.

Division four north leaders City of York VI put ninth-placed Ben Rhydding V to the sword in an 8-3 win. Paul Rowntree (3), John Barrett (2), Tom Gilbert, Henry Cadogan and Leo Barrett scored.

Second-placed City of York VII won 3-1 at fourth-placed Be Rhydding IV thanks to goals from David Buckingham, Emil Waites and Chris Allerton.

Harry Forman scored twice as division five north side City of York IX won 2-1 at Halifax IV.

City of York X's opponents Halifax V conceded their game, earning York a 3-0 Men's Development north division win.

After a disappointing result the previous weekend, City of York Ladies I had a point to prove against Wilmslow - and that they did with a 3-1 win.

The home victory keeps City fourth in North Women's League division one.

City came out hard, skilfully manoeuvring the ball around the Wilmslow team and Lorraine Pearey opened the scoring in the 20th minute.

Three minutes later, Emily Gee found Lily Rowntree, who collected the ball just outside the 'D', took a few steps and fired the ball into the top corner of Wilmslow’s goal.

A misplaced pass at the start of the second half allowed Wilmslow to grab a goal back but York remained composed and, three minutes later, Alison Couttie slotted York’s third goal.

Will Linden scored as City of York Ladies III beat Lindum II 1-0 in Yorkshire Women's League premier division.

Nicola Winter netted a consolation as City of York Ladies IV lost 5-1 at home to Canalside Terriers in division two.

Steph Schmitt was on target in both of City of York's division five north losses on Saturday and Sunday, against Thirsk IV (5-1) and University of Leeds VI (3-1).

Acomb Hockey Club Men I completed the league double over Bradford II with a 3-0 win at home.

Following last week's 8-3 win at Halifax II, it was the second double in two weeks for the Tangerines, who sit sixth in Yorkshire League division one.

The Tangerines were largely in control of the first half although the visitors used their speed to set up counter attacks.

Early on, keeper and keeper Craig Brown made a great save to deflect a shot over the crossbar.

Midway through the half, Acomb took the lead from a Matt Dickenson penalty corner and the team pushed forward through attacks on the flanks with Ryan Smith and Nick Linfoot supporting Jonny Scott and James Tindall.

The second half saw an Acomb goal come from an unusual source when defender David Bell netted after tackling the Bradford forward close to the visitors' circle. Bell robbed him of the ball and, from inside the circle, his shot left the keeper flat-footed.

Both sides had further chances on goal with Jonny Brown just failing to tap in.

At the back, the Tangerine defence kept strong through Stuart Baxter, Baz Whitfield and Simon Theaker.

Acomb secured the points when Dickenson netted his second penalty corner three minutes from time.

Acomb Men II fell to a 5-2 defeat at Leodis Leeds in division four north.

Neil Hutchins had given them a one-goal half-time advantage but Acomb tired in the second half and the slick movement of the home side proved just too much.

Allan Carvalho scored a consolation.

Tangerine keeper Mike Brown deserves credit for a number of good saves.

Acomb Ladies lost 4-1 to Yorkshire Women's League division one's second-placed side Sheffield University Bankers II.

The leading goalscorers in the division, Sheffield found themselves under pressure early on from basement side Acomb. Chloe Williams, Hannah Yoward and Vicky Wrigley all forced saves from the visiting keeper.

Megan Williams drove the front line forward, well supported by Jasmine Colley, Jess Slater and Becky Flower.

Stephanie Barker was forced into a good save but could not prevent two strikes close to half-time.

Sheffield ran in a third against the run of play before the Tangerines pulled one back through Williams.

The visitors bagged a late fourth.