CITY of York Hockey Club Ladies II got 2022 off to a winning start by beating Halifax II 2-1 in Yorkshire & North East Ladies’ League division one Yorkshire.

Goals from Vicky Skilton and Molly Ake got York their first win since November to lift them to seventh in the table.

Heidi Rochester was the player of the match in West Yorkshire.

A depleted City of York Ladies III drew 1-1 at home to Leeds Adel III in division one moor & dale.

Abi Atherton - one of five third-team debutants - performed well in goal, laying the platform for Lucy Tate to get a deserved equaliser in the second half.

Adele Horcroft was at the double for City of York Ladies V in their 5-0 home win over Northallerton II.

The win lifts York over North Yorkshire rivals Pickering and into first place in division one moor.

Holly Clayden, Sarah Davies and Alice Arnott were also on target.

At the other end of the table, basement side City of York Ladies VII lost 7-0 to club-mates City of York Ladies VI.

There were doubles for Lydia Waters and Adele Brydon-Brown, with Louise Flatters, Anwen Hughes and Georgia Cooper contributing one apiece.

The sixth team are third from bottom in the division.

City of York Men III will have to wait a little longer to get going this year after their scheduled Yorkshire & North East Men’s League division one Yorkshire meeting with Sheffield University Bankers II was called off because the visitors were short of players.

City of York Men VI enjoyed a 2-1 win over division two moor & dale basement side Harrogate V.

Mike Jacobsen’s strike sent York into the break a goal to the good and Tom Feetenby shored up their lead before Harrogate pulled back a consolation.

In the same division, City of York VII performed admirably in a 4-3 defeat at second-placed Tadcaster Magnets.

Goals from Rob Abell and David Lancaster put York on top after Tadcaster had taken the lead but the hosts registered two more goals before Lancaster narrowed the deficit once more.

City of York X emerged after the Christmas break with a well-earned 6-0 victory against Ben Rhydding in Yorkshire League Men’s Development north division.

York started much the stronger, despite missing a few boys because of an under-14s game clash, and midfield marshal Cora Seth opened the scoring with a deflected shot into the net.

Bolstered by some returning players from the north east trials held in the morning,York continued to pores with Emily Hallam and Rohan Korolkiewicz adding to the scoreline before half-time.

The second half continued in much the same vein, with joint players-of-the-match Korolkiewicz and Heather Ridsdale adding one and two goals, respectively.

York lent Ben Rhydding two keepers, Quatermain Smith and Thomas Heaney, who were both kept busy during their stints with the opposition.