Collier and Wilson fire home hat-tricks in rout

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Leyland and Chorley men’s hockey team crushed South Lakes 2nds 9-0 to extend their lead at the top of Division Five of the North West Hockey League to three points.

The away side started the game strongly with excellent passing from Nick Dunn, James Gallacher and James Bunyan.

Leyland and Chorley missed early chances but it didn’t take long for the deadlock to be broken as Mark Collier was left free in the area.

The lead was doubled soon after as Craig Wilson finished well from a penalty corner.

Wilson grabbed his second and Leyland and Chorley”s third as he took advantage of some sloppy defending.

And Bunyan made it four just before the half-time break.

Leyland and Chorley started the second half looking for more goals and goal machine Collier soon grabbed his second.

Wilson completed his hat-trick soon after and not to be outdone, Collier grabbed his third moments later.

Andy Dunn grabbed his first f the season before a fine individual effort from Gallacher rounded off the scoring.

n The second team shared the points in a hard fought 1-1 draw against Southport.

Southport took early control of the game, taking advantage of sloppy passing.

And it was Southport who opened the scoring after a straight ball through, the striker latched on to it and despite the efforts of Jordan Schultz, the ball rolled into the net.

The goal sparked Leyland and Chorley into life along with a few tactical changes ans soon came an equaliser.

Damien Keigan smashed the ball home after smart work from Dave Rimmer.

Both sides fought hard but a draw was a fair result.

n The third team lost for the second time in a row, 5-1 against Salford University.

Both sides showed skill in the first half which meant they went in all square at the break.

But the students showed their dominance in the second half and along with some defensive errors, Salford soon moved 2-0 up.

Salford continued to pressure and scored three more goals before Adrian Thornton grabbed a consolation goal.

n Leyland and Chorley Ladies first team defeated Lancaster in an excellent 4-0 win in the Central Lancashire Women’s Hockey League Division One.

Leyland started well pressurising the Lancaster goal but struggling to make the breakthrough.

But just before the half-hour mark, Sarah Mayock broke the deadlock with an excellent finish.

Captain Sarah King had an excellent display and her goal made it 2-0 before Raelene Strickland excellently finished to make it 3-0.

Sarah Maycock rounded off proceedings to make it 4-0 and seal an excellent win.

n The second team secured an excellent 5-0 win against Southport thirds.

Penny Robb and Vicky Pilkington chipped in with goals for Leyland in a scoreline that didn’t reflect the whole game.

Leyland defended well against a strong Southport side.

And the Ladies took their chances and made it two wins out of two for the newly-formed side.