A five-star performance as visitors are trounced

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Leyland and Chorley men’s hockey team made it five wins from five after two more victories over the weekend.

Saturday saw a 12-1 trouncing of Lancaster and Morecambe thirds before a closer game on Sunday again saw Leyland and Chorley run out 3-1 winners against Mossley in the cup.

Photo: David Hurst'Leyland Hockey V Lancaster and Morecambe'James Bunnyan

Photo: David Hurst'Leyland Hockey V Lancaster and Morecambe'James Bunnyan

They now sit three points clear at the top of Division Five of the North West Hockey League.

A ruthless display against Lancaster saw Craig Wilson bag four goals.

He was aptly aided by Mark Collier who was in the goals again bagging a hat-trick, with Adam Thornton grabbing a hat-trick of his own.

James Gallacher also chipped in with a goal before more misery was heaped on the away side as one of their own put the ball past his own keeper.

Sunday saw an excellent team performance – and again Collier was in the goals along with Wilson and Button to seal a deserved victory.

n Leyland and Chorley men’s second team enjoyed a thumping 13-1 victory over Kirkby Lonsdale.

They opened the scoring after only two minutes when veteran forward Tony Stevens reacted first from a shot that was saved by the keeper to scramble the ball into the corner of the goal.

Adrian Thornton then doubled their lead seconds later before Damien Keigan grabbed a third.

At 4-0, Kirkby hit back but, Thornton and Roger Swansbury made it 6-1.

Simon Gray grabbed his first goal for the team before a Swansbury strike made it 8-1.

Thornton and Swansbury both grabbed their hat-tricks with Keigan and Stevens both grabbing a goal.

Swansbury rounded off the scoring with his fourth and sealed an excellent victory.

n Leyland and Chorley women’s first team gained a convincing 3-1 victory over Lancaster and Morecambe.

The first half was a battle between both teams, with both sides having half chances but failing to work the


Leyland and Chorley keeper Alison Clewlow pulled off an excellent save, kicking the ball clear to ensure the sides went it 0-0 at the break.

Eight minutes into the second half, Leyland and Chorley were awarded a penalty corner. Becca Halsall pushed it out perfectly to Sarah Maycock who struck the ball home to make it 1-0.

Raelene Strickland then doubled the lead for Leyland and Chorley before Nicola Wallbank made it 3-0.

Lancaster hit back with a penalty but the home side saw the game out with an excellent win.

n The second team lost 5-2 against Lytham in a hard-fought game where plenty of positives can be taken.

Leyland and Chorley just didn’t have the rub of the green but positives can be taken knowing the scoreline could easily have been different.

n Chorley Brookfields ladies teram’s unbeaten run continued with a convincing 3-1 over Lancaster .

Julie Kenyon opened the scoring before Jo Swarbrick made it 2-0.

Brooks hit back but an Alison Price goal sealed the win for Brookfields.