BEN Rhydding men's team dropped to sixth place in the North Premier League after a double header weekend that ended with zero points.

They travelled to Durham on Saturday and played against an exceptional side, but the players rose to the occasion.

Every Rhydding player having an outstanding game and produced an impressive performance.

A draw would have been the right result but Rhydding, having gone 1-0 up courtesy of Callum Franks, were unable to hang on to the lead and the talented students came back with two goals to take a 2-1 win.

On Sunday, Harrogate scored from a goalmouth scramble after about ten minutes and consolidated their lead with a second well-taken goal after winning the ball in midfield.

Rhydding clawed back to 2-1 with a goal from Charlie Smith just before half-time, but were unable to build on this in the second half.

Harrogate scored from a predictable corner to go 3-1 up and a penalty stroke was the gift they needed to seal the game.

Rhydding played some nice hockey in the dying embers of the match and scored a consolation goal via Ross McMillan, but it was too little too late and Harrogate ran out 4-2 winners.