HOCKEY: THE top performing team at Deeside Ramblers last weekend were the Beavers who returned from Bowdon with a 2-1 win.
George Cope put them ahead within 30 seconds of the start, but Bowdon equalised five minutes later with a smart, short corner routine.
Ramblers survived some pressure before restoring their lead just before half-time when Joss Guy drove in a fierce shot.
The goal produced some end-toend excitement and the energy of centre midfielder Richard Parkin and the cool defensive organisation of Max Ankers ensured an early Christmas present for the Beavers.
Ramblers' men's first team meet a Bowdon Select side and won 5-1 with youngster James Spencer catching the eye in midfield. Goals came from Steve Hill (3), Phil Brown and Jimmy Lewis.
The veterans produced a similar scoreline against Bowdon veterans who lost their goalkeeper while trailing 3-1.
Ramblers' scorers were Keith Hindley with three superb short corner strikes, Richard Fair and Pete Hale. Colin Pearce was a rock in defence.
Ramblers U13 girls took on their Chester counterparts and won 2-1, both goals coming from Sophie Clough. Rachel O'Neil was outstanding in goal.
John Heath has retired as press secretary after nearly 40 years in the post and will be succeeded by Steven Cheshire.
Anyone looking to join Deeside Ramblers can obtain more information from Howard or Dilys Dodds on 01244 300392.