Huddersfield Dragons went on the rampage as they notched a 17-1 win over York University.
Despite the terrible weather at Lockwood Park and a delayed start, the Dragons ensured they stayed top of the Yorkshire Hockey League’s Premier Division by one point from Leeds thirds and Bradford – who both have a game in hand on the leaders.
However, goal difference will be on the Dragons side should matters be tight at the end of the season as their victory took their season’s tally to 81, giving them a positive goal difference of 58, while their nearest rivals Leeds’ tally is plus 22.
Leading the way against York was Marc Wyer who scored six and there were hat tricks for Rob Kelly, Jimmy Swinden and Dan Levett – they will look to extend their lead at home to Bradford on Saturday.
The Dragons’ seconds had their biggest clash of the season when they travelled to top of the table Tadcaster Magnets in Division Three.
Looking to close the gap on the leaders, the Dragons put up a real fight before going down 4-3, slipping to third in the table as Halifax seconds moved above them.
The visitors were 3-1 down but the Dragons fought back to make it 3-3, aided by another strong performance from top scorer Sam Hannam, but the home side snatched a late goal to take the points.
The Dragons women’s seconds endured mixed fortunes in their push for promotion in Yorkshire League Division II.
They produced a stunning display on Saturday to notch an 8-0 win at home to Wakefield fourths, but on Sunday they blew the chance to go top of the table when they were beaten 1-0 away by University of Leeds fourths.
The Dragons were particularly aggrieved when Ellie Bull had a goal wiped out when her reverse sweep into the net was disallowed with the umpire ruling the shot had come off the back of the stick.
They trail leaders Lindum seconds by a point but don’t have a game on Saturday, while the Lincolnshire side are at home to Canalside Terriers.
Yorkshire League, Premier Division: Huddersfield Dragons 17 York University 1
Division III: Tadcaster Magnets 4 Huddersfield Dragons II 3
Division IV South: Huddersfield Dragons III v Leeds Adel III – postponed
Division V South: Rotherham III 7 Huddersfield Dragons IV 0
Development Division: Rotherham V 3 Huddersfield Dragons V 1
Northern Hockey League, Division II South East: Huddersfield Dragons v Leeds Adel – postponed
Yorkshire League, Premier Division: Dewsbury 1 University of Leeds III 0
Division II: University of Leeds IV 1 Colne Valley 1, Canalside Terriers 1 Hull University 2, Wakefield IV 0 Huddersfield Dragons II 8, University of Leeds IV 1 Huddersfield Dragons II 0 (played Sunday)
Division III: Heckmondwike 1 Doncaster III 0
Division IV North: Batley 0 Halifax III 2, Pickering 3 Cleckheaton 0
Division IV South: Huddersfield Ladies 0 Lindum III 4
Division V South: Dronfield 3 Huddersfield Dragons III 0
Yorkshire League, Premier Division: Huddersfield Dragons v Bradford (Lockwood Park 12.0)
Division III: Wakefield IV v Huddersfield Dragons II (Wakefield Sports Club 1.30)
Division IV South: Huddersfield Dragons III v Lindum VI (Lockwood Park 3.0)
Division V South: Barnsley v Huddersfield Dragons IV (Darton Community Sports Centre 10.30)
Development Division: Sheffield Hallam IX v Huddersfield Dragons V (Abbeydale Park 4.30)
Northern Hockey League, Division II South East: Huddersfield Dragons v Driffield (Lockwood Park 1.30)
Yorkshire League, Premier Division: Halifax II v Dewsbury (Park Lane High School 12.0)
Division II: Colne Valley v Wakefield (Mirfield Free Grammar School 1.30), Lindum II v Canalside Terriers (Lindum Sports Ground 3.0), Huddersfield Dragons II – no game
Division III: Leeds Adel III v Heckmondwike (Adel War Memorial Club 4.30)
Division IV North: University of Leeds VI v Batley (University of Leeds 10.30), Cleckheaton v Leeds Adel IV (Heckmondwike Grammar School 10.30)
Division IV South: Rotherham II v Huddersfield Ladies (Westfield Sports College 10.30)
Division V South: Phoenix v Huddersfield Dragons III (Ecclesfield School 11.0)