Winnington Park Men's 1sts 6 Wilmslow Mens 1sts 6
PARK achieved there first draw of the season in a thoroughly entertaining game, at Sir John Deane's on Saturday.
They soon found themselves behind an unfortunate deflection taking the ball beyond the despairing dive of John-Paul Dodd in the home goal.Š Park equalized not long after Pete Evans scoring the first of his hat-trick at the far post from a Mark Leigh short corner.Š Despite having the better of the possession Winnington fell behind again midway through the half.Š But Evans was on hand again to equalize.Š Despite Park moving the ball around crisply they found themselves 4 - 2 down at the break with some incisive counter-attacking from the visitors.Š Straight after the restart Winnington fell three goals behind leaving themselves with a lot to do.Š Paul Stackhouse pulled a goal back with a reverse stick undercut lob over the grounded goalkeeper.Š Chris Mottershaw pulled another goal back after he finished a fine sweeping move.Š At 5-4 the momentum was with the home side and they were level with 10 minutes remaining, Evans completed his hat-trick with another smart finish to take him into double figures in competivive matches this season.Š After the equalizer the home side got carried away looking for the win and were caught with too many men forward.Š The visitors broke and were awarded a penalty stroke for an infringement in the D.Š With 4 minutes left on the clock Park could have given up but their resilience paid off as Mark Leigh equalized with the last hit of the game.
Winnington Park Mens 3rds 5 Wilmslow Mens 3rdsŠ2
Despite fielding a much changed side, including three debutants, Park were soon 2 - 0 up thanks to goals from Alex Fraser.
A10 minute lapse in concentration at the end of the first half saw Wilmslow equalise, with young goalkeeper Jordan Goostrey outnumbered on both occasions.Š
Park regrouped, . Kieran Berrington scored on an impressive debut to edge Park in front before Fraser completed his hat trick and Mike Dodd added the ffith goal.
England Hockey Veterans Plate First Round:ŠWinnington Park Mens 1 Kingston-Upon-HullŠ1
(Hull won 4 - 1 on penalties)
ŠWinnington's vets suffered penalty heart ache for the second time after a thrilling encounter at Knutsford Leisure Centre. Park came storming out of the blocks with Paul Eggleston and Tony Taig both going agonisingly close to putting Park in front. Eggleston eventually made amends for his earlier miss when he fired the ball into the roof of the net from close range.ŠAn inspirational performance from Mark Whalley in the centre of defence gave Park the freedom to push forward, but it was the visitors who scored next. While Park were disputing a free hit decision on the edge of the circle, Hull took the hit early, and slotted the ball passed John Crouchley in goal.ŠThe second half saw some end to end hockey, with both teams having opportunities to score, Robin Bowden and Pete Huggon going close for Park.ŠTied at full time, the match went to penalties. Although Taig comfortably scored the first flick, Park's remaining penalties were saved, sending them out of the competition.