THE BRADFORD Union's golfers suffered their second straight defeat in the Yorkshire Inter-District League as they went down 22-14 to Halifax-Huddersfield at Bingley St Ives.

After opening wins over York and Teesside under new captain Chris Foster, his side have dropped to sixth after also losing to Sheffield last month.

Things started well for the hosts, who picked up two wins and a half from the first three foursomes games.

Rob Malloy and Tom Vertigans beat Aaron Schnacke and Adam Walker by two holes, James Darcy and Andrew Busfield claimed a 2&1 win over Josh McAspurn and Sam Bridges, and Jordan Clements and John Reddy halved with Josh Morton and Tom Hunt.

But that was as good as it got in the morning as Halifax-Huddersfield won the next three matches to lead 7-5 at the halfway stage.

And they continued their momentum with wins in the first two singles.

Hawksworth's Reddy completed an unbeaten day with a two-hole win over Schnacke and team-mate Jack Hall halved with James Edwards.

But the visitors got on a roll again with four straight wins in the middle order.

Zac Gartland clawed the deficit back with a one-hole win over Walker, Bingley's Darcy completed a maximum personal haul with a 3&2 win over Tom Calvert and Clements also finished unbeaten with a two-hole success over Frank Greaves.

But Bradford lost by eight points and will look to bounce back away to Harrogate at Thirsk & Northallerton on Sunday, August 4.