TWO men jailed for a vicious attack have had their sentences cut.
The Appeal Court was told the men, from Thornhill, went to their victim's house to "resolve a difference".
Mark Rendle-Wilson, 32, of Frank Lane, and Shaun Conway, 21, of Thorn Avenue, were jailed for three years and nine months at Leeds Crown Court last September.
They had pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm and possessing an offensive weapon.
But Lord Justice Keene, sitting with Mr Justice Fulford and Judge Kenneth Zucker at the Appeal Court, said the jail terms were "manifestly excessive" and cut them to three years.
He said Rendle-Wilson had visited Michael Collins's home last June to "resolve a difference between them".
Conway went with him, but waited in his car as his friend went inside.
A few minutes later he heard shouting and took a pick-axe handle from the car before entering the house, where he saw the two men fighting.
Conway and Rendle- Wilson then beat Mr Collins, who suffered a swollen right eye, a split upper lip and cuts under his right eye.
Lawyers for Rendle- Wilson and Conway said the jail terms were excessive because the maximum sentence for the offence was five years.
They said the judge had wrongly put the offence in the top bracket of incidents of this kind.
Cutting the sentences, Lord Justice Keene said: "There is some force in these views. The trial judge did take too high a starting point, taking into account the guilty pleas.
"The sentence was, therefore, too severe."