WHITCHURCH brought the curtain down on the hockey season with mixed results on Saturday.

Whitchurch overcame Deeside Ramblers IIIs 4-2 in division two of the Cheshire Women's League.

Despite trailing early on the the hosts hit back with Hayley Busby netting.

Goalkeeper Holly Edwards was forced into action to keep the Reds on level terms and were rewarded when Busby doubled her tally after good work by Mollie Bell and Caitlin Edwards.

The Deesiders responded with an equaliser but Mollie Fry's penalty and a fourth from Holly Gilbert settled the outcome and a third place finish in the table.


Meanwhile Whitchurch proved a class apart in an 11-0 thrashing of St Helens in division three south of the North West Men's League.

Luke Beddow opened the floodgates before Tom Forster doubled the tally and Martin Beecher added a third.

Jack Barnes completed the first-half scoring as the Reds flexed their attacking muscles.

Beddow's second and a Joe Coburn strike saw the Reds begin the second-half on top before a wonderful finish from Barnes.

The goals kept on coming with Dale Seymour and Rob Chappell netting before Barnes completed his hat-trick.

Beecher completed the rout late on with a ferocious shot after surging into the area to cement a sixth place finish.

However the club's second string suffered a 2-0 defeat at Warrington IIs in division five south west of the North West Hockey League.

The match was played out in contrasting weather and included snowfall and glorious sunshine.

Craig Hockenhull went close for the Shropshire side but the home side seized the lead midway through the second-half before a late second settled the outcome.

The Reds completed their season with a 9-2 defeat at home to Crewe IIIs on Sunday in a rearranged match.

Crewe dominated from the first whistle and raced into an eight goal interval lead which they extended to nine early in the second-half.

Whitchurch rallied and were consoled with goals from Hockenhull and Jacob Buckeridge but their was no way back as the Cheshire side eased to an emphatic win.