Crigglestone All Blacks under 15s slipped to defeat in their final game before the summer break as they went down 24-12 at home to Heworth.
Crigg were aiming to make it three wins in a row and head off into the break in great spirits, but the part was ruined by an impressive Heworth side who recovered from an early blow to take a deserved win.
Crigg made a great start as they took advantage of a knock-on to open the scoring through James Wood.
James Bachelor added the conversion as a Crigg side full of confidence had their eyes on another win.
However, Heworth showed the quality which has seen them rise to second in the league and it was not long before they levelled the scores with a well-worked try of their own and a solid conversion.
The visitors then struck again, sending over the extras to go into the break with a 12-6 lead.
Crigg took control of the game in the second period and grabbed a deserved equaliser as Bachelor shrugged off four Heworth players to score, picking himself up again to convert the try.
Heworth ultimately settled the game as they took advantage of the slope to run in another two ties, but Crigg can take lots of positives from this tough clash.
Eastmoor Dragons under 12s put in a brilliant display in front of home fans as they bagged a first clean sheet of the season with a 38-0 demolition of Dudley Hill.
Debutant Luke Riley impressed for Eastmoor as they put in an excellent attacking performance, Sam Butler also getting off the mark with his first try for the team.
Other tries were scored by Handforth (2), Watson, Bell Sykes and Kirby, with Bell knocking over five conversions to complete a heavy win.
The Dragons have now won four games on the bounce as they look to recover from a difficult patch of form earlier in the season.