ALDERLEY Edge Hockey Club men’s team are continuing to scrap for their lives.

A fantastic performance was produced to defeat Didsbury Northern HC 3-2 in their National Hockey League North Conference match on Saturday.

It’s the latest performance in which Edge have deservedly collected points over the past few weeks and have only a few remaining matches to secure the necessary points in their bid to retain cherished National League status.

Didsbury’s ground was the scene of one of the greatest games in Alderley Edge history two seasons ago to gain entry to the National League.

And they headed there knowing they needed a similarly gargantuan performance to keep their National League survival hopes alive.

Alderley started well, as they had for the past few weeks, dominating possession and forcing several good chances to break the deadlock.

Didsbury continued to push their long ball tactics and it was they who eventually took the lead after nine minutes when a loose ball in the D was finished by their striker Luke Van Bentum.

However, Alderey Edge drew level after 12 minutes with a superbly taken finish from captain Simon Parr.

Edge continued to create chances with Ben Gregory going close and the Didsbury keeper making a few good saves from Edge penalty corners.

Unfortunately Didsbury took the lead again on 57 minutes when, after a scrappy passage of play, Jamie Ross scored.

Alderley heads never dropped and the team continued to press hard against Didsbury who struggled to handle the energy from Edge.

Parity was restored on 64 minutes by one of the greatest goals you will ever see.

A well struck corner from Angus McCormick was well stopped by the Didsbury keeper, who fired the save out towards safety but it was miraculously picked off by Ben Whitehead, who proceeded to fire it into the roof of the net.

Alderley continued to push for the winner and they found it on 67 minutes when Gregory burst into the D, lifted the ball over a few defenders’ sticks and rolled it into the net to make it 3-2.

Edge held off a late Didsbury onslaught to take three well deserved points.

Man of the match was young Leo Chazigeorgiou.