BECKY West has earned plaudits for her performance between the sticks this week.

Regular outfield player West assumed goalkeeping duties and made several cracking saves as Alderley Edge Hockey Club under 18s girls' side defeated a very strong Fylde team 3-1 in a England Hockey cup clash at Kings Macclesfield.

Sunday saw a raft of age-group cup games.

Both the under 16s A and under 14s girls put nine goals past their respective opposition Carlisle and Bowdon, with the under 16s B team nearly matching them with an 8-1 win over Timperley.

Not to be outdone, the girls under 14s B team beat Chester 4-0 on home turf.

At the other end of the age spectrum, the over 45s ladies emerged victorious in a feisty battle with Bowdon.

The game finished 4-4 at full time and went to penalties with Edge’s goalkeeper Karen Smith sealing the deal when she saved Bowdon’s fifth flick.

Bowdon turned the tables in the under 18s and under 14s boys' matches, beating Edge 2-0 and 7-0, with the under 16s also losing to Oxton.