SIX women’s teams from two clubs are celebrating promotion after the weekend’s matches.

The seconds and fourths from Wilmslow Hockey Club will be playing at a higher level next season, as will the seconds, fourths, fifths and sixths at Alderley Edge.

And it is highly likely there will be more in the remaining few weeks of the campaign.

Wilmslow women’s firsts are among those, three points clear at the top of their league with three games to go after Saturday’s 4-1 success at Wrexham.

Captain Charlotte Kelman, leading scorer Lindsay Rachubka, Danni Harvey and Carla Botha hit the mark.

Their seconds sealed promotion with a 6-0 away victory against Rhyl on Saturday and a 2-0 win against Warrington the following day

Wilmslow’s form team is the women’s fourths who put eight goals past Whitchurch’s seconds, to strengthen their place at the top of the table and also secure promotion.

A 7-0 thrashing of Sale was enough to to see Alderley Edge’s seconds through to the newly formed West Pennine Premier League next season.

Wins for both the fourths and fifths against Timperley and Chester respectively in Cheshire League Division Four means they they will both play in Division Three next season.

A hat-trick from Jolie Lomas and two goals from Chloe Richards in the sixth team’s 5-1 win against Neston’s fourths also means they are guaranteed promotion to Division Four.

The firsts, whose average age in this game was 17 due to several senior players being unavailable, won 1-0 at Whitley Bay courtesy of a strike from stand-in captain and player-of-the-match Caitlin Polley, keeping their promotion hopes alive.

Wilmslow women's thirds saw off Chester 6-0 in a game which included some thrilling goals, the pick of which was a solo effort from Pippa Forsythe starting with a run from insider her own half.

Alderley Edge's first and second men's teams narrowly lost in fantastic games against Preston counterparts.

Edge played some excellent hockey in both games but were undone by their inability to optimise on several good chances on goal.

First-team player Simon Parr was rewarded for his dogged efforts by being awarded the Apogee man-of-the-match award.

The thirds notched up a 2-1 success against Northop in North West Division Three.

Northop were three points ahead of Edge in the league going into the game but they now sit third and fourth on 34 points with everything to play for in their final three games of the season.

Wilmslow's men beat Cheshire rivals Deeside 3-1 with an excellent team performance.

Tangerine supporters took particular pleasure in the contributions from the younger members of the squad – Cameron Armstrong, Ben Jones, Tom Davenport and Fabio Stubbs.

Wilmslow took the lead in the first half when Martin Wright flicked low into the bottom left corner from a short corner.

Deeside drew level shortly after from a short corner of their own after a spell of pressure around the Wilmslow circle.

Andy Hunt restored Wilmslow’s lead as he popped up in the circle to score from close range after good work from Darryl Stocker on the Wilmslow right.

Man-of-the-match Cam Armstrong was influential in midfield as Wilmslow started to dominate the game with short, sharp passes.

The Deeside defence survived a number of scares in the second half as Wilmslow came close to extending their lead through Hunt, but Wright eventually scored his second and Wilmslow’s third with a slap from another short corner.

Deeside had a chance to pull a goal back right at the end but Simon Pickering was alert to make a sharp double save.

Wilmslow's seconds came from 3-2 down to win 4-3 with a last-minute goal away against Preston's thirds

The club's third string suffered a rare home defeat, losing 4-3 to third placed Rhyl

Wilmslow's fourths beat Timperley's fifths 4-2 away but the fifths went down 4-0 at home to Crewe Vagrants' thirds, their veterans side being too strong in the second half for a young Wilmslow team.