HOCKEY: DEESIDE Ramblers came away from Didsbury Northern with a point after a disciplined performance in Division One of the Northern Counties League.
Both goals in the 1-1 draw were scored in an energetic first half while the second half saw all attacking options frustrated.
Dave Cheshire's sound tackling ensured only one shot was fired at the Deeside goal in the second period.
Deeside Seconds took on leaders Didsbury and, despite a valiant effort, they were unable to prevent a 3-2 defeat.
Excellently executed strikes from Hedley Pollard and Stuart Roberts were eventually snuffed out by a persistent Didsbury attack.
Andy Griffin's solo strike was the only thing that lit up a hard afternoon for Deeside's third team as they struggled to contain Brooklands - losing 5-1.
Ramblers' fourth team defeated Northop Hall 1-0 with a goal from Tom Fearnall, the youngest player on the field. The Hall were unable to cope with the careful organisation and tactical know-how of Peter Harris.
Deeside's fifth team were 3-1 winners over Bebington thanks to two electric strikes from DJ Jones and one from Mike Cooper.