CITY of York Hockey Club Men I kept their momentum going with a 1-0 win at Newcastle University in tricky conditions.

Despite the biting cold, strong winds and occasional snow showers, City’s was the only game in Yorkshire & North East League premier division to go ahead - and they took full advantage to go fourth in the table.

Danny Elliott’s strike just before the hour mark was the vital moment in the game.

The first half was fairly evenly matched with both sides having phases of work in attack and defence to do, though neither could make any headway.

Conditions took a turn for the worse in the second half with prolonged snow showers making it difficult to make out where the ball was and make connections on passes.

Both sides managed to get two short corners apiece but neither managed to score from them, both keepers making some very good saves.

In the 58th minute, York made a break from their half with some quick triangular passes down the right wing to the opposition’s base line. A ball across the ‘D’ found Elliott sliding in to put the ball away to get York what turned out to be the winner.

York are due to host mid-table Sheffield University Bankers I on Saturday.

Division one Yorkshire strugglers City of York Men II secured a vital win over Slazengers I.

Tenth-placed in the 12-team table, City moved within three points of eighth-placed Slazengers thanks to the 5-1 victory.

York opened the scoring against the run of play after conceding a short corner, and went on to win with relative ease.

Goals from Louis Todd, Tom Gilbert and Jack Bass meant York went into half-time 3-1 up and in no mood to rest on their laurels in the second half.

Jack Fletcher netted the goal of the game after good interchanges with James Fitton, and Zak Perryman rounded off the scoring.

City of York Men III - who sit one place below the second team in division one Yorkshire - did not fare so well as they were hammered 12-0 by table-toppers Lindum II, who have not dropped a point in any of their 10 league games this season.

City of York Men IV beat Yorkshire rivals Scarborough I 3-2 in division two Yorkshire to put some distance between themselves and the bottom of the table.

Visitors Scarborough took the lead from a short corner after 15 minutes but York showed an inspiring never-say-die attitude to turn the game around.

Jonathan Kilmartin levelled with a reverse stick strike from a York short corner and Aaron Clement put them ahead after the break following unselfish work from Emil Waites, who drew the keeper then slipped the ball across.

Scarborough hit back before JJ Owen bagged the winner after good play by Matt Todd.

City of York Men V lost 2-0 at home to division one moor & dale leaders Leeds Adel III.

In the same division, Acomb Men I lost 4-0 at home to Thirsk I.

Basement side City of York VII lost 2-0 at home to Leeds VII in division two moor & dale.

City of York Men IX lost 3-0 at home to cross-city rivals Acomb II in division one moor.

York remain without a point at the foot of the table while the Tangerines sit third, two points behind City of York Men XIII.

In tough weather conditions, there was no score at half-time, but Acomb put home three strikes after the break to take the bragging rights.

There were no games for City of York Men VI, VIII or X.