A TOUGH weekend awaits Alderley Edge Hockey Club's women.

After suffering only their second Premier League North loss of the season on Saturday, they face league leaders Leeds and second-placed Whitley Bay this weekend.

The ladies went down 4-1 at home to Didsbury Northern despite opening the scoring through Sarah Hopkin making the most of a short corner.

Despite several goalmouth scrambles and short corners, they could not add to their score and remain fourth on the ladder despite the loss.

The seconds and thirds faced each other in Cheshire League Division One with the seconds coming out on top, but only just.

The league leaders faced sustained pressure from the ever-improving thirds.

Lottie Wright and Elise Johnson scored for the seconds, with Tor Parkin pulling one back.

The ladies fourths achieved a stunning victory against Warrington's seconds, who were 17 points ahead of them in Cheshire League Division Three.

Goalkeeper Karen Ogden kept Edge’s chances alive in the first half, making some great saves.

Katy Smith then gave Edge the advantage early on in the second half when she converted a penalty flick.

This was followed up by goals from Gemma Holland and Lucy Walmsley.

The in-form sevenths posted an emphatic 11-1 win against Neston in Division Six in what was their fifth win on the bounce.

The under 12s girls' side enjoyed a seven-a-side tournament in which they earned draws against Deeside and Neston but lost to an all-boys under 11s team from Bowdon.

Daisy Atkins was stellar in goal for Edge.

The under 11s girls were also in tournament action and earned themselves two wins after also losing to Bowdon.