Now high-flying ladies power in 11 more goals

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It’s just goals, goals, goals for the Leyland and Chorley Ladies first team.

The team just can’t stop scoring and it was the same again this past weekend as they thrashed Windermere 11-0.

There wasn’t to be a case of complacency for the ladies as defensive pair of Helen Adams and Kat Wright were called straight into action having to clear a chance.

Despite an early Windermere break, the home side soon took the lead.

An excellent pass from Raelene Strickland picked out Rachael Yarwood and the latter made no mistake in giving the ladies the lead.

Windermere attempted to hit back straight away and Nicola Wallbank was called upon to make an impressive tackle.

But minutes later, goal machine Strickland popped up to double the lead for Leyland and Chorley.

Strickland grabbed her second and Leyland and Chorley’s third and despite the reorganisation of the Windermere back-line. Sarah Maycock broke to make it four.

Caroline Gray latched on to to an excellent ball from Paula Thornton who did all the hard work sprinting down the right.

Teacher Alison Rigby made it 6-0 as she pounced upon a weak Windermere pass and the away side were dead and buried before half-time.

The second half was much of the same with Strickland bagging two goals and Yarwood grabbing her second.

Maycock then had a goal chalked off before Strickland rounded off the day with her fifth and Leyland’s 11th.

n Brookfields remain at the top of the table as they defeated Leyland Chorley ladies

second team 2-1.

Brookfields took the lead through a powerful effort from Jacklyn Hargreaves but a well worked goal from Penny Robb drew the sides level.

The conditions played a part throughout the game with wind and rain blowing throughout.

But Brookfields snatched the win just minutes from the full time as Alison Price tapped in at the back post.

Leyland and Chorley men’s first team put last weekend’s cup defeat behind them thrashing rivals Preston fifths 6-0 in Division Five of the North West Hockey League.

Leyland started brightly with Gary Swann and Rahul Bamania giving the away side excellent width.

Chances came and went with Craig Wilson the main culprit missing the ball with the goal at his mercy after a strong drive by Nick Dunn

into the D.

Leyland and Chorley were not to be downhearted and continued to press and the constant pressur told after 20


Good interplay between Adam Thornton, Damian Kaighin and Andy Hey down the left released Mark Collier into the D and his pass found Wilson at the back post who made no mistake this time.

Shortly after, a well worked short corner doubled the lead with Mark Collier the scorer.

The second half started well for Leyland and Chorley but again had to wait to increase their lead as Preston defended resolutely.

Good play down the left from Mitesh Bamania found Collier whose shot was only cleared to the 23 to Nick Dunn, he intercepted and drove to the top of the D, his shot creeping in at the near post.

Adam Thornton then made it four with a smart finish from another short corner before Gary Swann made it five.

Collier completed the scoring with a reverse strike shortly afterwards as Preston tired and Leyland and Chorley ran out 6-0 victors.

n Leyland and Chorley Men’s seconds defeated Blackpool thirds 4-0.

A dogged and resilient performance from the Blackpool side saw LCHC waste numerous chances in the first half but pinched the lead before half-time with a goal from midfielder Keith Gradwell.

Adrian Thornton bagged two goals and another from Gradwell sealed the points for the men’s second team.