HOCKEY: DEESIDE Ramblers took their goals tally in the league this season to 99 after thrashing Wigan 9-0 on Saturday.
In the early stages there was little to choose between the sides, but Ramblers converted three chances just before the break through Jimmy Lewis (2) and Derek Millard Smith and in the second half took complete control with David Cheshire, Will Mumme-Young (2), Mattie Allan and Hedley Pollard (2) also on target.
Ramblers' seconds visited relegation-threatened Wigan and won 6-4, Steve Cheshire, Ed Lowe, Mark Cookson, Mike Williams and Stuart Roberts among the scorers.
Ramblers' thirds shocked leaders Bowdon by leading 3-0 through Chris Marmion (2) and Steve Thompson, but Bowdon stormed back to win 4-3.
The fifth team were no match for league champions City of Manchester and went down 4-0.
Ramblers ladies first team were beaten 2-0 by York after Ange Stacey suffered a bad head injury which needed hospital treatment. Down to 10 players after 15 minutes, they struggled to keep up with the pace of the game.
Ramblers Badgers led Oxton 2-0 with a Matthew Skelhorne double before the Wirral side hit back to snatch a 2-2 draw.
There was some excellent defending by Ben Morris, and George Cope and William Whittaker were outstanding in mid-field.
A Martin Lear goal earned the Beavers a 1-1 draw with Whitchurch. nChester Ladies squandered a 2-0 lead at Swansea to draw 2-2 to remain third in the National League.
They led when a shot on goal from Sam Queck was followed by a volley from Debbie Roper, and just before half-time they extended their lead with a fabulous solo goal from Donna Jones whose precision shot left the goalkeeper helpless.
Complacency set in after the break, allowing the hosts to hit back with two goals.
Chester are at home to Letch-worth tomorrow.
The seconds avoided relegation from Division One of the Cheshire League with a vital 3-0 win against Acton Bridge, thanks to goals from Emma Gatt (penalty), Susie Twist and Mel Coulson.
The thirds beat Bollington 2-1 with goals by Lucy Huddart and Clare Martin. They finished third in the league, 17 points clear of the next team.
Chester's men's first team made the long trip to Tynemouth worthwhile by winning 4-1.
They led at the break with a Stu Fields goal and, in the second half, Richard Bond, Chris Bowles and Tim Davies made the points safe.
Chester finish their season with a home game against Springfields tomorrow (2pm).
After two weeks without a game, Chester fourths looked happy to be back in action with a 3-0 win over Sale thirds.