WILMSLOW Hockey Club’s men overhauled Doncaster seconds 8-1.

It took 25 minutes for Wilmslow to open the scoring and it was Jack Wright who broke the deadlock with a sharp finish at the near post.

Wilmslow increased their intensity and Wright popped up at the far post for a tap-in.

Defender Sam Dawson reacted quickly after a short corner broke down to score his first of the season.

Wilmslow put the result beyond doubt with three more goals in as many second-half minutes.

Joe Booth struck a powerful reverse-stick shot into the corner after good pressure from the Wilmslow midfield created a turnover, Cam Armstrong finished into the roof of the net from a tight angle, and Pete Hallinan slapped in from a goalmouth scramble.

Hallinan added his second from a penalty stroke after a Doncaster player stopped a goal-bound shot with his foot.

Doncaster finally got a foothold in the game and after 5 minutes of growing pressure scored a consolation goal with a back-post tap in.

There was just time left for Hallinan to complete a second-half hat-trick to finish the scoring and give Wilmslow a well deserved 8-1 win to keep them in second place in the table.

Wilmslow’s women lost 5-1 at Ben Rhydding, sorely missing their absent twin strike partners.

In very windy conditions, the home side put the tangerines under a lot of pressure and in reply the visitors laboured in vain.

Eventually Hannah Kelman put Hannah Coulson through to score but two other clear-cut chances were not converted.

Emilie Kelman worked tirelessly in midfield, popping up in defence and attack, and was the player of the match.

The seconds beat Brooklands thirds 2-1 with goals from Jen Nurmi and Nicole Mellor.