TWO more hockey teams are celebrating promotion this week, while there’s an anxious wait for another.

Wilmslow Hockey Club’s women’s and men’s third teams will be playing at a higher level next season courtesy of wins at the weekend.

But it is Alderley Edge Hockey Club’s women who will be nervously watching a result elsewhere.

The ladies are on the brink of joining Alderley Edge’s men in the National League next season thanks to their 2-2 draw against North Premier league champions Pendle Forest on Saturday.

Didsbury Northern could rain on their parade if they beat second-from-bottom Kirkby Stephen, who they defeated 8-3 in November, by nine goals this Saturday.

Edge’s women went into their last game of the season knowing that they needed a draw or win against opposition who have only lost one game all season if they were to keep their hopes of promotion alive.

Pendle opened the scoring but Edge drew level just before the break from a Sarah Hopkin short corner.

Despite some determined play by Edge, Pendle showed why they sit top of the league and scored again late in the second half.

To Edge’s credit, they fought to the bitter end and were rewarded when Caitlin Polley’s strike from a short corner found the back of the net in the dying minutes of the game.

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Caitlin Polley strikes Edge's second goal against Pendle Forest

There are no such promotion worries at Wilmslow, where the women’s thirds confirmed with their 3-1 success against Triton that they will be ‘going up’ along with the club’s first, second and fourth teams.

Fiona Jeffers opened the scoring for Wilmslow but they laboured to get a second in a nervy display.

Triton scored an equaliser from a breakaway.

Tilly Conroy scored an excellent goal to put the Tangerines in front but every Triton attack made the spectators nervous.

Eventually victory was secured when a long corner from Jeffers was deflected in by Sarah Hayward.

The Wilmslow men’s thirds also needed a win to guarantee a third successive promotion and did it in style by overhauling Deeside fifths 7-0.

Matt Price and Adam Figgins both scored but man-of-the-match was -Andy Portnell with five goals.

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Wilmslow men’s first team lost 5-3 at Harrogate, the newly crowned champions.

Andy Hunt opened the scoring for the Tangerines and Nick Lowden celebrated his elevation from the seconds with a brace of goals.

Edge’s men sunk Leeds 6-3 in their penultimate fixture of the season.

Scott Mattingley, James Warburton, Angus McCormick, Angus McCormick and Ben Gregory were among the scorers.