IT'S not so much jolly hockey sticks as 'hockey sticks at dawn!' for two competitive sisters who both play at county level.
Lucy and Philippa Woodside from Willington, near Tarporley, don't get that many chances to play each other.
That's because Lucy, 15, attends the Queens School in Chester and so represents Cheshire while Philippa, 12, goes to Moreton Hall near Oswestry and plays for Shropshire under 13s, in a different league.
Dad Stephen, a Hoole-based solicitor, said: 'Like most sisters there's a fair bit of rivalry. There's an age difference of three years and when Philippa scored for the Colts, Lucy's comment was 'She couldn't have missed from there!'.'
Mr Woodside, who plays seven-a-side football, said there was a history of hockey in the family - his wife Penny played for Wilmslow Grammar School and during the war his late father Robert played in Palestine.
Both his daughters represent their respective schools and also play hockey for Deeside Ramblers Hockey Club at Tarporley.
Lucy, who plays left wing, played down rumours about sibling rivalry.
'Really we only play at the club against each other so there's not too much,' she said. 'I think if Shropshire played Cheshire there might be.'
Philippa, who plays right half or right wing, added: 'We never play Cheshire, not until we win the cup. If we won the regional championship we would play.'