Huddersfield Dragons enjoyed success on two fronts in the North League as both men’s and women’s teams gained crucial wins.
In the North Men’s Division II East the Dragons recorded their first win of the season with a home 7-1 hammering of fellow strugglers Doncaster seconds.
The win lifted Huddersfield off the bottom of the table, dumping their vanquished rivals to the bottom slot.
Dragons Ladies moved back into the top three of the North Women’s Division II South East after a 3-2 win away at Driffield.
They can put further pressure on leading pair Ben Rhydding seconds and Boston Spa if they notched another win on their travels at Leeds Adel on Saturday.
In the Yorkshire League the Dragons Ladies seconds notched a derby success 5-1 at home to Wakefield Wanderers in Division II.
The Dragons seconds have been struggling near the foot of table, but came out on top in an encounter against a promotion-chasing Wakefield at Lockwood Park.
Lying third bottom in the division and 11 points behind second-placed Wakefield, the Dragons dominated a hard-fought game taking control from the first whistle.
Early pressure paid off with a fourth minute goal from Ellie Bull, and two minutes later Rebecca Pinder produced a superb reverse-stick flick at close range.
Mariella Chamberlain got herself on the score sheet before half-time and Huddersfield maintained their high standards into the second period.
A short corner produced goal number four when Hannah Newby tapped in, but there was a glimmer of hope for Wakefield in the 46th minute when they pulled a goal back.
Huddersfield finally put the game out of reach when in the 72nd minute Pinder produced some skilful play, dribbling around two defenders before finishing well.
Huddersfield skipper Nicola Tod said: “This is the best hockey we’ve played all season, displaying excellent team work. The players deserve lots of credit.”
Northern League, Division II East: Huddersfield Dragons 7 Doncaster II 1
Yorkshire League, Division II: Doncaster III 1 Huddersfield Dragons II 1
Division III: Huddersfield Dragons III 1 York University II 5
Division V North: Leeds Adel IV 0 Huddersfield Dragons IV 1
Division VI North: Huddersfield Dragons V v Wakefield VI – postponed
Development Division: City of York IX 3 Huddersfield Dragons VI 3
Veterans National Cup: Huddersfield Dragons v Bowdon
Northern League, Division II South East: Driffield 2 Huddersfield Dragons 3
Yorkshire League, Division II: Huddersfield Dragons II 5 Wakefield Wanderers 1
Division III: Harrogate IV 0 Canalside Terriers 0, Cleckheaton 0 Colne Valley 7, University of Leeds V 7 Heckmondwike 4
Division IV: Thirsk II 8 Huddersfield Ladies 0
Division VI North: Huddersfield Dragons III v Northallerton II– postponed
Northern League, Division II East: Sheffield University Bankers II v Huddersfield Dragons (Goodwin Sports Centre 1.45)
Yorkshire League, Division II: Huddersfield Dragons II v Sheffield University Bankers V (Lockwood Park 1.30)
Division III: Huddersfield Dragons III v Chapeltown II (Lockwood Park 3.0)
Division V North: Huddersfield Dragons IV v City of York VII (Lockwood Park 4.30)
Division VI North: Harrogate V v Huddersfield Dragons V (Granby Hockey Centre 12.0)
Northern League, Division II South East: Leeds Adel v Huddersfield Dragons (Adel War Memorial Grounds 12.0)
Yorkshire League, Division II: Huddersfield Dragons II v Pudsey (Lockwood Park 10.30)
Division III: Canalside Terriers v Cleckheaton (Mirfield Free Grammar School 12.0), Leeds Adel III v Colne Valley (Adel War Memorial Club 4.30), Heckmondwike v Lincoln Roses (Heckmondwike Grammar School 12.0)
Division IV: Barnlsey v Huddersfield Ladies (Darton Community Sports Centre 10.30)
Division VI North: Huddersfield Dragons III v Northallerton (Lockwood Park 12.0)