KNUTSFORD Hockey Club's men were not at their best but still achieved a 5-1 home win against Liverpool Sefton.

Knutsford were in the ascendancy from the outset, pushing high against Liverpool, and trying to create chances.

Eight minutes in Knutsford opened the scoring, Graeme Wolfenden firing home from a short corner.

Knutsford continued to dominate the game, and soon after they doubled their lead, Max Berkeley finishing well from close range.

The home side pushed on, and were soon rewarded again when Jonny price found space at the far post and slotted the ball home.

Eight minutes later Price scored his second and Knutsford’s fourth when he was in the right place at the right time to score at the far post.

Just before half time a moment of madness from the opposition goalkeeper - as he kicked out the legs of Jim Halling - earned him 10 minutes’ rest on the side of the pitch.

The Black Knights went in at half time knowing that they had much to improve on, despite being four goals up.

Knutsford desperately wanted to make the most of their player advantage in the second half, but were unable to do so, not being able to keep hold of or control the ball.

This allowed periods of dominance from Liverpool, and while Knutsford created some chances, they were unable to capitalise.

Liverpool did get a consolation goal but other than this effort they rarely threatened Tom Wright in goal.

Three minutes from time Knutsford did score another goal when Kieran Puetz slotted home from a short corner.

The win sees them take second place in the league.

This Saturday brings the challenge of Alderley Edge's seconds away.