AIREDALE men's seconds won 5-4 at York sixths after a great second-half comeback.

York, who were one point behind Airedale, fielded a strong side that had won their previous five games. They ran up a 3-0 half-time lead, but this was a classic game of two halves.

Airedale got back into the game with a goal from Richard Stewart and, despite a fourth York goal against the run of play, a smart move down the right from Max Lockyer set up captain Tim Lofthouse for Airedale's second.

The visitors won a series of penalty corners, the first being put away well by teenager George Bell before Stewart put his second and the equaliser away from a rebound.

York couldn't get back into the game, despite winning a penalty stroke which was expertly saved by keeper Graham Baird.

Stewart sealed the win with a third goal, scoring with a reverse stick shot with five minutes left.

The victory left Airedale in fifth position in Yorkshire Five North. Victory in their final match against York sevenths would put them level on points with fourth-placed Ben Rhydding but the Ilkley side have a better goal difference by 14.

Airedale's ladies' season in the Yorkshire Premier Division ended on Sunday in a well-fought draw with Harrogate at Oakbank School.

Laura Stewart put the home team ahead with a well-placed strike from a penalty corner and it looked like the hosts would take all the points but Harrogate managed a late equaliser against the run of play.

The men's third team also rounded of a very successful first season in Yorkshire Six North with a draw against local rivals Bradford.

An impressive display in a competitive match saw local youngster Myles Lofthouse score the only goal for Airedale to equalise. This left them seventh in Division Six.

The youngsters in the men's fourth team just failed to pick up second spot in the Yorkshire Development League after losing at home to Huddersfield 2-1. The consolation goal came from man of the match Oscar Thorpe, who has improved massively since taking up hockey this year.