THERE was late heartbreak for Alderley Edge Hockey Club women’s first team on Saturday.

They were beaten 1-0 at home by struggling Cannock, with the visitors’ winner coming via a last-minute penalty corner.

Edge were missing a few players and it showed as they lacked fluidity.

On both sides there were errors and misplaced passes, with chances few and far between.

Despite some strong runs from midfield by Caitlin Polley and speedy breaks by Lara Tabachnik and Lottie Wright, Edge lacked penetration in the circle and too many final passes went astray or were intercepted by a stout hard-tackling Cannock defence.

A rare late entry in to the Alderley D saw Cannock gain a penalty corner and grab the winner.

The men’s firsts were also beaten as they succumbed to league leaders Deeside Ramblers.

Edge took an early lead when James Warburton coolly finished after latching onto Ben Gregory’s lofted pass.

A brace of penalty corners turned the scoreline around in Deeside’s favour, with Edge trailing 2-1 going into half time.

Another well-worked penalty corner allowed Deeside to extend their lead and although Oli Jones pulled a goal back for Edge, they fell to a 3-2 defeat.