CITY of York Ladies I braved the cold, wind and rain to prevail as 5-2 winners over Halifax I.

York made a lightening start to the game as Niamh Clements scored from an expertly executed short corner in the first minute.

The hosts continued to dominate possession, with Lily Rowntree adding to the score sheet seven minutes later.

Following a well-won short corner, Laura Horne scored a superb deflection to put York 3-0 up.

Halifax managed to keep York at bay to finish 3-0 at half time.

A slow start to the second half from York and a drop off in concentration saw a couple of soft Halifax goals, bringing the away team to within one of the home side.

However, York quickly snapped out of their lull and a well-worked attack saw Horne score her second.

York were not finished scoring however and they continued their relentless attacks.

Three minutes after Horne’s second, and following some intense counter-attacks, Amy Birch slotted in York’s fifth of the day.

he deficit proved too much for Halifax and City of York Ladies First Team finished worthy winners.

That was was one of only two Ladies matches that survived the adverse weather conditions.

City of York II's match at Halifax II was cancelled due to snow on the pitch while the weather also prevented the III and IV sides playing Leeds Adel III and Leeds V respectively.

The V outfit could not play Northallerton II due to high winds while the VII side's trip to Scarborough II was cancelled, again owing to the weather.

City of York VI lost out 3-1 away to Thirsk III in the club's only other surviving fixture.

The sleet, hail and strong winds meant that conditions were far from ideal and it was Thirsk that adapted to conditions quickest, opening the scoring after just five minutes.

York rallied to get a foothold in the game but they remained 1-0 behind at half time.

Thirsk conceded twice more in the second half and could only reply through Lydia Waters' spectacular goal five minutes before the finish.

Georgia Cooper won York's player of the match award for her unfailing enthusiasm and stamina.