WILMSLOW Hockey Club ladies bounced back from a disappointing run of form with a 5-0 home win against bottom team Wakefield seconds.

It was the perfect way to honour the late Jim Barrow BEM, honorary life president of Wilmslow Hockey Club, on the day his widow Pat opened the newly erected 72-seat Jim Barrow Stand.

Wilmslow started the better of the two sides and a finely worked team goal through Lily Harrison and Katrin Haraldsdottir saw Lindsay Rachubka open the scoring.

Another fine finish followed soon; this time Hannah Kelman was given too much time at the top of the D and slotted away her sixth of the season.

Wilmslow were rampant and were playing some lovely hockey.

Rachubka got her second and extended her lead as top goal scorer this season.

Annika Hall’s deflection was saved quite magnificently by the Wakefield keeper. However, the raised ball found Charlie Westbrook-Platts who hammered the ball into the middle of the net, despite the best efforts of the defender on the line for 4-0 going into the break.

It was a game of two halves.

Wakefield came out much stronger in the second half but their season was summed up by their inability to put the ball in the back of the net.

Goalkeeper Lang put in an outstanding performance to ensure Wilmslow maintained the clean sheet they were craving.

Amelia Poole scored her first goal for the first team with a fine finish to round off a great day.

The girls travel to Ben Rhydding on Saturday hoping they will maintain their top-half position.

Wilmslow’s men won 4-3 at Deeside men’s seconds, stretching their lead over Deeside in the table to enter a three-horse race for promotion.

Jack Wright opened the scoring for the Oranges after good work by Charlie Leddy and skipper Ben James.

Jack quickly added a second after a Martin Wright trademark overhead from defence was taken skilfully by Pete Hallinan.

David Boddy scored a third with a hard shot coming off the far post.

At this stage Wilmslow seemed to be cruising but the home side rallied in the second half and had a sustained period of pressure in which they scored three times.

A stunned Wilmslow now had to respond and with time fast running out a counter attack by Andy Hunt and Pete Hallinan released the ball to Fabio Stubbs who saved the day with a top corner finish.