CITY of York Hockey Club's Over-35 Ladies progressed to the quarter-finals of the National Tier One Cup thanks to a penalty shootout victory away to Timperley.

The very wet weather was always going to be difficult to adapt to but it was the home side who settled in quickest to take an early lead.

York swiftly drew level and a short from Ali Couttie found Lily Rowntree who in turn shot into the back of the net.

The visitors kept up their momentum after the restart and went ahead when Celia Wright took the ball into the D before finding the backboard with a thunderous strike.

Goalkeeper Nicola Winter produced some great saves as York aimed to retain their lead until the finish but a late short corner and solid finish saw Timperley take the tie to penalties.

Winter kept up her inspired form to make four superb stops from the shuffles, with Couttie and Emma Brough on target for York.

Elsewhere, City of York Ladies I went down to a 2-1 defeat at Harrogate I, with Niamh Clements the sole scorer for the away side.

A Celia Prentice strike was enough to give the II side a 1-0 victory over Leeds Adel II while the IV outfit won 3-1 against Spen Valley I thanks to Nicola Winter, Chloe Robinson and Will Linden strikes.

City of York V and VI both recorded away wins, at Thirsk III and Harrogate V respectively. Emily Eaton, Holly Clayden and Alice Arnott were on the scoresheet for V while Morgan Appleby and Kate Latham struck for VI.

The VI side also won 1-0 on their visit to Selby II as Lucy Farnell's finish proved to be the difference between the two North Yorkshire clubs.

Tadcaster Magnets II were clinical in a 9-0 whitewash of City of York VII.

City of York III's away match with Wakefield Wanderers I did not go ahead.

Meanwhile, Alex Cockram scored twice as City of York Hockey Club Men I overcame Durham University I by a 4-2 scoreline, writes Clive Marshall.

Durham made an aggressive start, instantly putting York on the back foot, with hosts struggling to work their way upfield as a result.

The visitors made their pressure tell as a penalty flick was neatly put into the bottom corner.

However, just minutes later, York levelled matters when Cockram converted a short corner routine.

After the half time break, York picked up from where they left off as Rob Bradley-Consitt finished off a sharp counter attack to put his side ahead.

Durham looked to be fading in comparison to their efforts in the first half and again York scored from open play with Alex Cockram completing his brace.

Cockram's second woke Durham from their slump and it was now York's turn to spend their time defending.

Eventually Durham did score another to make it 3-2 with 10 minutes to go but York re-established their two-goal cushion, this time Tom Feasby added the last touch to a rapid counter attack.

Elsewhere, City of York II fell to a 2-1 defeat at Lindum II, with Rob Newton claiming York's only goal.

The III outfit were also beaten by a single goal, losing 1-0 at home to Leeds IV.

Sheffield Bankers III were held to a 3-3 draw at home to City of York IV thanks to strikes from the visiting Andy Kay, Mark Moisley and Chris Dutton.

York's V side also managed, playing out a 0-0 stalemate on their trip to Wakefield IV.

The derby clash between City of York's VI and VII teams ended in a 5-1 victory for the latter.

David Lancaster was the stand-out player in the clash, scoring four times, with Murphy Riddel also aiding VIII's cause.

Joel Pearce's effort was all VI had to show for their display.

Another York derby, between Acomb II and City of York VIII, concluded in a 2-2 draw.

Ben Gregory and Chris Allerton earned a share of the spoils for York.

City of York IX were handily beaten 6-1 at home to Thirsk II. Ian Graham was the only scorer for the hosts.

Following Wakefield Development's league withdrawal, City of York Badgers had no fixture.