WILMSLOW Hockey Club's men are establishing their Oakwood Farm base in Styal as a venue to be avoided for North Division One sides.

Stockton became another north eastern scalp at the weekend, falling 3-1.

Wilmslow went ahead with a goal from Tom Davenport, deflecting a ball across from Matt Westbrook over the opposition keeper.

Wilmslow continued to pressurise Stockton, turning over the ball and creating several more opportunities.

The second goal eventually arrived.

Pete Hallinan danced around the keeper and put the ball towards goal where a Stockton defender blocked it with his foot.

Matt Westbrook put the resultant penalty stroke into the left of the goal.

A flowing piece of play from the back through to Hallinan saw him turn and put the ball under the goalie to make it 3-0.

Stockton managed to bundle the ball over the goal line but Wilmslow kept their heads and saw out the game.

The men's seconds thumped Wrexham 8-1 with four goals from Steve Edmonds and a brace each from Ric Pheiffer and James Bell, whose tally rose to 10 goals in four matches.

Wilmslow's thirds beat Neston's fifths 4-1 to extend their lead at the top of the table.

Wilmslow's women, although still unbeaten, dropped two points at Timperley's seconds in a 1-1 draw.

Timperley, with several of their first-team players drafted in, created havoc in midfield.

Not to be deterred, non-stop strong performances from Hall and Harrison between midfield and defence held the home team at bay.

Player-of-the-match Lang made an epic save from point blank to keep the teams level at half time.

The second half saw more end-to-end hockey.

Only an umpiring error to award Timperley a short corner deep into the second half broke the deadlock.

An initial shot was thwarted but Wilmslow were unable to clear the ball and a lifted shot found the net.

Wilmslow went on the attack with more determination than before.

They were level within five minutes, a fast break finding numbers in the D and Walters managing to get the ball across the line.

Wilmslow slip to second in the table on goal difference.