THIRSK Men’s first team travelled to play Slazengers at the weekend and lost 4-1.

Thirsk II, against Bingley, started the brighter, with debutant Phil Cummings using his pace to good effect, while Mike Rushmere, back from his summer training camp, added extra zest to the defence.

Thirsk took a deserved lead from a penalty corner when Richard Taylor deceived their keeper with the pace of his shot, but a penalty corner allowed Bingley to equalise and, following some contentious decisionsscored the winner.

Thirsk women’s seconds were in action against Leeds and it was a tough battle from the start for Thirsk.

Leeds, quick to the ball and fast on the counter-attack, won 5-0.

The under-10s girls played their first league fixture at Leeds, winning 4-0, following up with a 2-2 draw against Ben Rhydding, a 3-0 loss to Pickering and a 2-0 loss to Sheffield.

On Sunday, the under-14 boys played their first round in the Yorkshire Youth League at Ben Rhydding.

They played three games and came away with six points.

They started with a 1-0 win over Halifax, adding a 4-1 win against Huddersfield and ending with a 1-0 defeat to Bradford.