WILMSLOW Hockey Club men’s firsts finally broke a winless run that had reached seven games on Saturday.

They came from behind to see off Newcastle University, with the 3-1 success their first in the league for nearly two months.

Goalkeeper Si Pickering was in fine form early on as Newcastle looked like overrunning their hosts, but he was powerless to prevent them taking the lead from a penalty corner.

Gradually, Wilmslow crept back into the game and Pete Hallinan levelled the game just before half-time.

Martin Wright then struck twice from penalty corners in the second half to seal victory.

Elsewhere, the men’s seconds were beaten 3-0 by Fylde’s firsts, the thirds beat Neston 3-2 and the fourths lost to Crewe Vagrants.

However, the highest men’s scorers of the day were the fifths, who thrashed Bowdon’s eighth team 7-1.

It was also a good day at the office for the women’s firsts, who won by the same scoreline at Timperley’s seconds to go three points clear at the top of the table.

The seconds struck seven goals past Rhyl without reply, but the thirds and fifths were beaten by Chester and Bowdon respectively.

For the fourths, it was a different story as they thrashed Whitchurch’s seconds 6-0, with Penny Sparrow netting four of their goals.