KNUTSFORD kept alive their hopes of finishing first in the Warrington and District Winter League’s second tier after brushing aside Northwich Sapphires seconds last Wednesday.

In-form centre Abi Cocksedge was picked as their player of the match for a third successive game following a 41-19 victory.

They trail leaders Warrington Town seconds by a single point with one match left.

Knutsford thirds lost 31-21 against Saints seconds in Division Two, when goalkeeper Sasha Morgan-Manley was the best performer on court.

Fixtures for Wednesday:

Warrington and District Winter League

Division One (7.50pm): Knutsford v Beechwood

Division Three (9.30pm): Saints 4th v Knutsford 4th