WILMSLOW Hockey Club's women's teams have done it!

Saturday's 1-0 victory over Oldham in the first team's final league game of the season confirmed them as champions of North Hockey League Division Two South West.

Nearest rivals Deeside Ramblers, the only side that had a slim chance of blocking Wilmslow's title success, fell out of the reckoning with a 4-0 loss at third-placed Alderley Edge seconds on the same day.

The Tangerines took the honours in style, scoring 77 goals in 22 games building a 'for' and 'against' total almost twice as good as the next best in the division.

It was against the norm, then, that they clinched the crown with just one goal.

In fact the only other time Wilmslow had been restricted to scoring one goal this season was in one of only two losses.

The Tangerines dominated from the start but Oldham put up a spirited fight with a well-organised defence.

Wilmslow huffed and puffed but could not find their goal-scoring form and for the first time this season turned round at half-time 0-0.

In the second half leading scorer Lindsay Rachubka came close on a number of occasions.

Maddy Troup ran tirelessly, and Carla Botha showed her class with some aggressive and skilful stickwork.

Eventually it was Botha who broke the deadlock with a well-taken goal much to the team and spectators' relief.

It was the cue for celebrations, including the announcement of award winners.

Emilie Kelman and Charlotte Kelman are the players of the year, Maddy Troup the most improved player award winner and it is for the second year running that Rachubka finishes as leading goal scorer.

The seconds have also finished in top spot.

They did so after coming through a fierce battle with Runcorn.

In a physical contest the Tangerines drew 1-1 to take the Cheshire Women's League Division Two title on goal difference from Neston Ladies seconds.

Conceding only 12 goals in 22 games was the key to the success.

Wilmslow fourths, who had already been crowned champions of their division, just wished to finish in style.

This they did with a 7-1 demolition of Crewe Vagrants fourths.

The fifths have had an excellent season but had to face the winners of their division, Club Hoci Eirias, who have amassed a total of 225 goals and so the Wilmslow youngsters were not shamed by a 6-0 defeat.

Pete Hallinan and Andy Hunt netted for the men's firsts in a 2-2 draw with Ben Rhydding, while a 1-0 win at Sefton thirds ensures the thirds first or second place in their division.

The seconds beat Triton 6-3 away with three goals in the last quarter of an hour but are still rooted in third position.

Wilmslow's fifths had a spirited 3-1 win against Lymm thirds.