HUDDERSFIELD Dragons fifths were unable to provide a seasonal warmer as they went down 4-2 to Acomb’s second string in their Yorkshire League Division IV North hockey match.
Both sides opened up playing some decent hockey and it was Dragons who struck first when, after winning several short corners, they converted one with a powerful waist-high flick into the top corner by Ben Foo.
Acomb hit back when a ball into the D was only half-stopped and was then fired in from 10 yards.
Despite having most of the possession, Dragons conceded two further goals before half-time.
The first was a scrappy affair when the ball bobbled past a couple of defenders while the second was a good team goal.
Undeterred, Dragons again took the game to Acomb and their efforts were rewarded when Luke Raddon supplied a composed finish in open play with a flick high into the net.
But the visitors had a very strong bench, which they used to good effect to strengthen their midfield and attack, and in the closing stages made a fast break which ended in Dragons conceding an own goal.