KNUTSFORD returned to winning ways in the Cheshire Elite League on Saturday, recording an emphatic 58-44 victory against Crewe-based Ladyhawks.

It leaves them sixth in the standings ahead of a tricky trip to Chester – victors in each of their five matches so far – this weekend.

In the Warrington and District Winter League on Wednesday night, Knutsford succumbed 25-16 to season-long Premier Division leaders Warrington Town.

Knutsford seconds extended their winning sequence in Division Two to nine matches after beating Northwich Sapphires thirds 24-8, while the club’s third team defeated Warrington fifths by the same score.

n Results Cheshire Elite League Saturday: Deeside 17 Cheshire Yellow 61; Ladyhawks 44 Knutsford 58; NEWTS 35 Cheshire Blue 36; NW Wales 60 Merseyside Police 67.