HOCKEY: BEBINGTON'S first, third and fourth teams all faced the top club in their respective divisions and the firsts led the way with a superb 3-0 victory at home to Bolton.
A hard-fought and physical game was goalless at the break with Bebington's debutant keeper Simon Dolan proving an impassable barrier.
Bolton actually increased the pressure after the restart but the hosts' breakaways bore fruit with Mike Proctor opening the scoring from a Rich Little pass 15 minutes into the second half.
John McMullen added a second when he pounced on a miss-hit shot from James Rafferty, while Glen Costain finished things off.
The seconds suffered a double loss at the weekend as they went down 3-1 to Prescot at St Helens on Saturday, despite Andy Newton's second-half consolation goal.
On Sunday, the seconds lost their rearranged match 6-2 to a mysteriously strong Preston seconds, with Bebington's goals coming from Lee Dixon and Paul Seymour.
Bebington thirds held Triton firsts until the final 15 minutes before eventually losing 2-0, with the second goal coming from a cruel deflection from a Bebington defender's stick.
The fourth team travelled to Alsager to face Triton seconds and were beaten 4-1 with Graham Williams their only scorer.
Bebington fifths faced an Alderley Edge side who were simply too strong in every department, triumphing 7-1 with Bebington's only joy coming from Dave Watson's solo goal.
The ladies' team drew 1-1 at Macclesfield despite being short of players, mainly in the midfield.
The missing personnel showed in the display in a scrappy, hard-fought game as Bebington took some time to settle and were never able to exert their usual pressure.
Bebington's goal came from the captain on the day, Sarah Ball.