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27 January, 2020


Wilmslow Hockey Club match reports – 01/04/19


Wilmslow Men’s 1s – 1

Bowdon Men’s 2s – 3


The last game of the season was a dead rubber for both teams, neither having promotion or relegation threats.

Bowdon looked sharper and opened the scoring after a quarter of an hour when Si Pickering parried one save only to be beaten by the follow up.

Wilmslow attacked well and came close with a penalty corner just before half time.

In the second half Bowdon went into a 2-0 lead.

Nick Lowden and Andy Hunt pressurised the visitors but the Tangerines fell further behind halfway through the second half.

Just when the spectators were resigning themselves to a frustrating afternoon, 14-year old Fabio Stubbs gave them something cheer.

A long pass from defence was picked up by Stubbs who coolly rounded the Bowdon keeper to make it 3-1.

Wilmslow 2s played away against Wigan 1s and won comfortably 5-2.

They have finished the season a creditable third place in their first season in North West Division 2.

In the day’s other home game, the 3s celebrated their third successive promotion by beating Alderley Edge 5s (4-0).

Adam Figgins opened the scoring and Andy Portnell scored a hat-trick to follow up his five goals last week.