Hockey: Men's first team stay top of the table

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Wilmslow Men 1st 7 Deeside Ramblers Men 2nd 0

Wilmslow men's first team kept their position at the top of North Division One with a rousing 7-0 win at home against Deeside Ramblers.

Both sides started tentatively but it was Wilmslow who grabbed the initiative when Martin Wright slotted home a short corner to give the men in orange a lead which they took into half time at 1-0.

In the second half, Wilmslow turned on the style with 6 more unanswered goals. Joe Booth started the second half rout with a powerful reverse stick shot into the corner.

Simon Swatland skilfully lifted the ball over the Deeside keeper to make it 3-0 before Pete Hallinan scored with two clinical finishes to extend the lead to 5.

Jack Wright roofed the 6th goal before Martin Wright completed the scoring with another strike from a short corner. Stand-in skipper Tom Davenport was man of the match with a dominant midfield performance. The result keeps Wilmslow top of the league with 6 straight wins to start their season.

A depleted mens 2s lost a close encounter with Deeside 3s 3-4 but the 3rds had a convincing 5-2 home win against Oxton 3rds with James Holah scoring the pick of some fine goals.
Mens 5s had much of the play against Timperley 6s but once again scoring problems let them down and they ran out 1-3 losers.

Wakefield Ladies 2nd. 2 Wilmslow Ladies 1st 4

The tangerines are now getting used to their travels and won convincingly on their trip to Yorkshire on Saturday. Lindsay Rachubka, Carla Botha and Emilie Kelman scored the goals that counted and two more were disallowed. Molly Wortley's shift in defence and midfield earned her man of the match.

At home the Ladies 2nd faced a feisty Triton 1st team but in the second half ran out comfortable 5-0 winners. Excellent goals from Jenna Mapes and Jenny Nurmi.
Ladies 4th were back to winning ways beating Timperley 5s 4-0. 3rds and 5ths cancelled due to the weather.

Match report by Steve Kinsella.

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