KNUTSFORD Hockey Club's men's and women's teams won points away from home on Saturday.

The men returned from Merseyside with a hard-fought 1-1 draw against West Derby.

Knutsford were the stronger of the two teams at the start of the game and they soon got the lead.

After Graeme Wolfenden found some space in the D, he gave the keeper no chance with his shot.

Knutsford attacked freely, with Cam Geimer and Keelan Sherwani finding space up front but a finishing touch eluded them.

Knutsford’s counter attacking style led to them conceding a goal when West Derby exploited the open spaces left.

Knutsford had several chances to restore their lead at the start of the second half but were unable to do so.

As time wore on West Derby began to take the upper hand and they won a series of short corners.

However, keeper Tom Wright and the Knutsford defence thwarted their attempts.

Wolfenden and Kennerley-Ryan pushed forward from midfield to create more opportunities for the Black Knights, but West Derby’s goalkeeper made some good saves and it wasn’t to be.

The ladies won 2-0 at Armitage Sports Centre against Sale seconds.

From the start Knutsford enjoyed the majority of possession with plenty of forays into the D, but achieved nothing to show for it.

On a couple of occasions Sale broke on the counter attack and looked dangerous on their right wing. However, Amanda Rees, Susie Hough and Sarah Evans in defence were able to keep Knutsford out of trouble.

In the second half, Knutsford capitalised on the speed and skill of Gill Lunt who made several attacking runs down the right flank with the crosses into the D forcing the Sale keeper to make some crucial saves.

The pressure paid off with a slick short corner routine between Suzi Weir and Sarah Fielding.

Sale continued their counter attack tactics but Weir in midfield and Hough in central defence broke down their attacking play.

Shortly after the first goal, another short corner with the identical routine paid off and saw Fielding get her brace.