Wilmslow top of the league with another solid performance
Wilmslow Men’s 1s – 5
Stockton-on-Tees Men’s 1s – 3
Wilmslow Men’s first team beat Stockton in a see-saw encounter at Oakwood Farm to keep up their 100% record in North Division One.
Stockton took advantage of some lax marking to score on the counter and take a 1-0 lead.
Wilmslow began to dominate possession and levelled the score when Andy Hunt deflected the ball in from a short corner.
Wilmslow had further opportunities to take the lead but were not clinical in the circle and the score remained 1-1 at half time.
Wilmslow started the second half strongly and took the lead when Tom Davenport’s shot looped over the Stockton keeper.
Jack Wright extended the lead shortly after when he took advantage of chaos in the Stockton defence to slide the ball into an open goal from a tight angle.
Stockton were offered a lifeline when they were awarded a dubious penalty stroke, which Simon Pickering couldn’t save in the Wilmslow goal.
Stockton levelled the scores when they won possession high in the Wilmslow half and scored from the top of the circle.
‘Man of the Match’ Pickering made three smart saves from Stockton corners which kept Wilmslow level.
The men in orange slowly started to reassert their dominance and with five minutes left on the clock.
Martin Wright slung a flick low into the corner of the Stockton goal from a short corner to give Wilmslow the lead again.
Wright repeated the trick two minutes later to give Wilmslow a 5-3 victory as they continued their winning streak.
The Men’s 2s had another disappointing result losing (2-4) to high-flying Macclesfield 1s.
The Men’s 3s secured their first point following their hattrick of promotions with a 1-1 draw against a well-organised Winnington Park 2s.
The Men’s 4s left it late in the game to grab all three points beating Crewe 3s, (1-0).
The Men’s 5s’ ageing defence was a little exposed and lost (1-6) to Macclesfield 4s.
Kendal Ladies’ 1s – 4
Wilmslow Ladies’ 1s – 3
The Ladies’ 1s got used to winning most games in North West Division but now in the North Division they are meeting their match.
Yesterday was another very close game up in Cumbria but the ladies lost by the odd goal in seven late on in the match.
Meanwhile, at home, the Ladies’ 2s met their great rivals Runcorn 1s in the usual physical battle and although they dominated the game Runcorn scored from a breakaway in the final couple of minutes.
The Ladies’ 3s had a good result, 1-1 away, being the first team to take points off Timperley 3s.
The Ladies’ 4s’ great start to the season was halted by a (2-3) defeat from Golborne 2s, and Wilmslow 5s lost (3-5) to Alderley 7s.