CITY of York Hockey Club Ladies I rose to ninth in North League division one after a 2-1 home win over Newcastle University.

Under new coach David Lancaster, City's two first-half goals from Katie Ramli and Tash Wisz were enough to see off the third-placed visitors.

York came out hard in the first half and were rewarded with the brace of goals from short corners. Ramli clinically netted the opener after Lily Rowntree had tipped towards goal and Wisz slotted home the rebound from Heather MacDonald's saved effort.

Tiredness set in in the second half and the visitors piled on the pressure but City held out thanks to a resilient defence, with keeper Alice Cullen making some excellent saves, and captain Stephanie Wilkinson showing strength in the centre alongside Lou Bessey and Charlotte Tuplin.

Newcastle got only a consolation late on.

City Ladies II went 11 points clear at the top of Yorkshire League division one with a 2-0 win at Hull II.

The sides played out an intense but goalless first half before Hull put the pressure on after the break.

But York made the breakthrough with Ruth Laybourne and Megan Wing made the points secure with the visitors' second.

City Ladies III's division one home game against Bridlington was postponed.

Strugglers Acomb were leapfrogged by opponents Lindum II following a 3-1 away defeat.

The hosts took a two-goal advantage before Kerry Woods scored to give the now 11th-placed Tangerines hope.

Lindum secured the points with a contentious third from a penalty corner.

City Ladies IV lost 4-2 at division three mid-table rivals Leeds University IV. Rachel Hildreth and Lucy Frogatt were on target for the visitors.

City Ladies V drew 2-2 at Bradford in division four north and City Ladies VI lost 1-0 at Ben Rhydding VI in division five north.