DEESIDE Ramblers remain top of the Northern Premier Division with maximum points after winning a close struggle with Timperley 4-3.
Keeper Jimmy Hill thwarted Timperley’s many shots while
Hedley Pollard got Deeside’s first, pouncing on a Timperley error in their own area.
Timperley were then awarded a penalty corner and scored a neat equaliser.
The game went from end to end but Timperley found Deeside’s solid defence difficult to break down.
Deeside were awarded their second penalty corner with Ghanzafar Ali delivering the goal. But Timperley pulled one back to go into the interval at 2-2.
In the second half, a Timperley defender wisely avoided an Ali shot that rocketed into the goal.
Timperley again squeezed in an equaliser from a penalty corner before Ali scored the winner with another well crafted penalty corner flick low to the other side.
Deeside Ladies banished their demons on Saturday with a 2-1 victory over Springfields, a side they have struggled to beat in past seasons.
The match saw some great Deeside interplay with half the outfield players involved in the first goal as the ball was quickly transferred out of defence by Su Baird and Rachel Kirk, through to Katie Saunders and Nicky Roberts in midfield, to Claire Pearson who finished in typical determined style.
For Deeside’s next goal, Kate Etherington picked out Pearson who scored a well-deserved second.
Springfields were held off until late in the game when Deeside’s Nicky Capes, in goal, was unsighted by one of her team-mates.
Deeside Ladies 2nds secured a convincing win against Oxton, with a final score of 4-1.
Roe Symms opened up the scoring in the first half with a great shot on a short corner, soon followed up by two slip goals by Rebekah Andrew.
After half time, Oxton secured a goal, quickly followed by another straight strike goal by PoM Symms.