CITY of York Hockey Club Ladies I conceded four for the second week running in a 4-2 loss at Brooklands in North League division one.

The visitors started slowly and a well-organised Brooklands took advantage, taking the lead inside two minutes. City struggled to regroup and the hosts finished the half having put away two more goals.

By contrast, City started the second period well and Steph Wilkinson pulled one back with a crashing hit from the top of the 'D' from a short corner.

Hannah Smith quickly followed suit with a reverse hit before Laura Horne had a goal disallowed.

City continued to probe the defence, but found no more goals and Brooklands quelled the fightback with a fourth.

City of York Ladies II, faced with the prospect of relegation from Yorkshire League premier, put in another determined fight in a 3-1 home win over University of Leeds III to edge further away from the drop zone.

They took an early lead as a strong attack from midfielder Anna Good was finished off by Vicky Skilton and Fay Chapman converted a short corner in the second half as City maintained their intensity.

Charlotte Robertson netted from another short corner soon after and, although Leeds gained momentum towards the end of the match and got a goal back, outstanding defending secured the points.

Meg Wing was named the player of the match.

City of York Ladies III found themselves unlucky to go down 2-1 at home against Driffield II in division one.

The hosts had the better of the first half and took an early lead after a well-struck short corner from Vicky Thornton was stopped on the line before Caitlin Tore squared it across the goal line for Anna Ramli to tuck away at the far post.

City battled against the physical side, but their lead did not last as Driffield equalised amid a goalmouth scramble following a fluffed short corner.

With just four minutes remaining, Driffield got the winner after the ball broke kindly in the 'D' despite outstanding commitment from Phoebe Rayne, goalkeeper Cattie Whitworth and the lightning-fast Becky Feetenby.

City of York Ladies IV remain bottom of division two following a 7-0 loss at Tadcaster Magnets.

City of York Ladies V were 2-1 home winners over Leeds Adel IV in division four north.

The home side spent the opening 10 minutes settling into possession before Lily Dowdy's good run down the right ended with a ball across goal and Hayley Briggs sweeping into the top corner.

Adel were attacking well, but City's solid midfield work ensured good turnovers in possession before half-time. Nevertheless, a short corner just after the restart saw Adel pull level.

City came back fighting, attacking down the wings, and player-of-the-match Briggs notched her second of the game as she connected with Nicola Winter's cross.

Hebe Quinney had the ball in the net with a spectacular tomahawk aerial from another Winter cross, but the goal was disallowed.

City of York Ladies VI are still at the foot of division four north following a 4-1 loss at Thirsk III and a 3-0 defeat at Bradford.

City of York Ladies VII were beaten 6-0 at University of Leeds V in division five north. Jenny Shaw was City's player of the match.