Warrington Ladies 3-2 Knutsford Ladies

KNUTSFORD almost clinched a draw from their Cheshire Women’s League opener last weekend after fighting back from three goals down.

Sarah Fielding was on target twice, on both occasions reacting quickly to force home a loose ball, to spark her side’s recovery.

They were grateful too to in-form goalkeeper Lucy White, who made saves that kept the visitors in contention, before Hannah Quinn’s shot – from Millie Fitton’s pass – struck an upright.

Able only to field 10 players because of unavailability, they trailed to goals from Meg Sutch and Tammy Finlayson as Warrington made a swift start.

Emma Barlow added a third goal for the home team after a run down the right.

In between, Steph Roberts’ spectacular clearance – spooning a goal-bound effort out of the top corner on her reverse side – had been a highlight for Knutsford.

They host Neston's 2nds at Westfield Drive on Saturday, when push-back is at midday.


Cheshire Women's Hockey League

Week One

Saturday, September 8

Division Two: Brooklands Poynton 3rd 2-1 Wilmslow 2nd; Macclesfield 2nd 0-3 Sale 2nd; Neston 2nd 15-0 Bebington; Runcorn 3-3 Bowdon 4th; Timperley 3rd 4-1 Rhyl & District; Warrington 3-2 Knutsford