A 16-YEAR-OLD skippered Wilmslow Hockey Club men’s team to an eye-catching result against table-topping opposition, while the daughter of football legend Denis Law made her mark too.

Despite still being beset by injuries, a young Wilmslow men’s side were steered to a 2-2 home draw against Leeds’ seconds by Tom Davenport who was awarded the captain’s armband in Ben James’ absence through injury.

Si Pickering was immense in goal as lowly Wilmslow turned round one goal adrift but in the early stages of the second half a deflection from Pete Hallinan levelled the scores.

Three minutes later Leeds made it 2-1 but the oranges came straight back with a breakaway goal from David Boddy.

Wilmslow’s table-topping but depleted and injury-filled ladies team won 2-1 away to a Lymm side relegated from the division above last season.

Lily Harrison opening the scoring with a beautiful deflection and although Lymm pulled a goal back before the break Wilmslow were in charge in the second half and captain C Kelman scored the decisive goal.

Saturday’s best result though came from the women’s seconds.

Their 2-1 success at Brooklands came courtesy of two goals from Di Law, emulating her illustrious father, Denis, with regards to finding the net.

Meanwhile, Alderley Edge Hockey Club’s top two women’s teams hit Didsbury Northern with both barrels in a 2-1 double whammy.

The firsts found themselves 1-0 down at the Armitage Centre but took control of the game in the second half.

Sarah Hopkin pulled Edge level with an emphatic short corner strike before Annie Hebb scored the winner two minutes from time - a cracking mid-air volley which scorched past Didsbury’s keeper.

The seconds are now just two points adrift of league leaders Wilmslow.

Michelle Fletcher and Louise Barber scored Edge’s goals – a momentous occasion for stalwart Barber who last scored for the club back in 2001 before some of her teammates were even born!

Loughborough Students’ second-half pace proved too much for the men’s firsts in their National League North Conference home game on Sunday.

Although the visitors opened the scoring, Ben Gregory levelled the playing field for Edge after 28 minutes, capitalising on a great period of play from Sam Buckingham.

Loughborough came out with all guns blazing in the second half and put another four goals past Alderley Edge in the final 15 minutes of the encounter.

Despite the best efforts of goal scorers Joe Coxon and Joe Tabachnik, the Mens 2s were unlucky to concede a last minute winner from Knutsford in North league division 2.

Sunday’s sunshine saw a plethora of Edge’s youngsters in action in regional tournaments and England Hockey cup matches.

The U11 girls enjoyed wins, draws and losses in a Greater Manchester tournament at The Armitage Centre while the U12 girls posted a 2-0 win over Preston. The u16 girls beat Oxton 4-2 in their cup game while the U14s went down 0-5 against a very strong Repton side.