A TABLE topping Wilmslow Hockey Club women’s side head to second-placed Deeside Ramblers this weekend having moved five points clear in the title race.

Saturday’s 2-0 success over Crewe Vagrants, backing up big wins against Bolton and Triton the weekend before, leaves the unbeaten first team in pole position.

After a couple of near misses, Lindsey Rachubka stepped up and slotted a perfectly timed and powerful strike for her 14th goal of the season.

The Tangerines continued to prove their dominance and were later rewarded when captain Charlotte Kelman found herself unmarked in the ‘D’ and was picked out with a lovely cross from Carla Botha for 2-0.

The Crewe goalkeeper kept her side in the game in the second half, while Cat Lang was in excellent form on the few occasions when she was called upon as the Wilmslow netminder.

Arguably the women’s second string achieved the result of the day though, a 2-1 victory at league leaders Crewe Vagrants.

The success leaves the Tangerines in second place, two points behind Crewe.

With the men’s firsts’ game in Sheffield postponed, a sizeable crowd watched the second string defeat Chester’s thirds 6-1.

Wilmslow settled early and soon went into a 2-0 lead.

They then dozed off slightly, allowing Chester opportunities to get back into the game.

In the second half, however, Wilmslow dominated and scored another four goals.

With league leaders Timperley’s game postponed, Wilmslow took over top spot.