Alderley Edge Hockey Club match reports – 30/01/19



Both of the Badgers’ and Beavers’ A and B teams ran out winners against Bowdon and Oxton respectively in friendly fixtures on Saturday, while two U11 Girls’ teams posed excellent wins in a Greater Manchester tournament at a bitterly cold Armitage Centre on Sunday.



Hopefully acting as inspiration for the younger players, Edge’s 14 league teams also netted a total of 42 goals during Saturday’s fixtures – an impressive 15 of these coming from the Men’s 2s and 3s.

The Men’s 2s followed up last weekend’s 3-2 win over Lytham St Annes in North Division League 2 by thumping West Derby Men’s 1s 8-0 on Saturday.

Andrew Wood and Declan O’Hara each found the back of the net twice – with Joe Coxon, Simeon Mellor, Oliver Jones and Simon Swatland also adding to the score line.

The Men’s 3s enjoyed an equally emphatic win over Wrexham Men’s 1s in North West Division 3.

The final score was 7-0, courtesy of an Andrew Walker hat trick, two goals from James Parkin and one apiece for Matt Hardy and Adam Allmand-Smith.

The Men’s 4s and 5s drew against Mossley Hill and Deeside Ramblers 5s respectively, while the 5s enjoyed a 2-1 win over Stockport Bramhall 2s.

The 7s put three goals past Didsbury Northern 7s.



The Ladies’ 1s paid the price for not converting numerous short corner opportunities in their 1-2 away loss at Sheffield Hallam, but the 2s continued their fantastic form with a 2-0 win over Oldham.

The 3s were outclassed by Winnington but the 4s, 5s, 6s and 7s all posted well-earned wins.