HOCKEY: DEESIDE Ramblers produced their best hockey of the season to crush Springfield 13-1 on Saturday.
The rout was led by Jimmy Lewis with four goals, David Cheshire added a hat-trick and Hedley Pollard a double with further strikes from man-of-the-match Matt Allen, Del Smith, Steve Hill and Will Mumme-Young.
Also in prolific scoring form were the Under 18s who trounced Southport 9-0 in the first round of the National Championship, Will Mumme-Young hitting five of the goals.
Ramblers' seconds went down 2-1 to leaders Liverpool Sefton firsts, Justin Newboy scoring the goal. Graham Coombes had an outstanding game in goal.
Ramblers' thirds humbled one of the league's strongest sides, Oxton, 4-0, thanks to goals from Steve Cooper, Andy Griffin, Phil Winward and Mark Goodyer.
Skipper Keith Hindley scored from two short corners for the fourths to put them on their way to a 5-0 win over Sale seconds, Phil Johnson scoring the rest of the goals.
Ramblers fifths were 2-0 down at the break against Triton thirds, but fought back to lead 3-2 before conceding another goal near the end. Scorers were Mike Verity, Clive Gillespie and Peter Cope.
They were in action again on Sunday in a rearranged game beating Manchester, 8-2 including a hat-trick by Myles Lewis.
Ramblers' sixth team went down 9-3 to Alderley Edge sixths, Rob Marsden, Mark McNulty and Jamie Allen on target, while Johnny Verity (3), George Cope (2) and Josh Guy netted for the Beavers in a 7-0 defeat of Alderley Edge.
At Tarporley tomorrow the ladies firsts meet Nelson and the men's seconds take on Alderley Edge.
After years of rivalry with no victories Chester Ladies finally beat Ben Rhyding 2-1 on Saturday.
The teams were evenly matched, but about 15 minutes in Ben Rhyding scored an open play goal. Chester then switched on and found their extra gear.
The second half saw their best performance of the season. The first goal came from Fran O'Neil and was a great shot from a short corner. The second came two minutes from the end when Laura Millar found the back of the net at a short corner routine.
Chester play Aldridge at home tomorrow at 12.30pm.
Chester seconds dominated their match against South Cheshire, but lost 3-1.
They led with a skilful goal taken with a reverse sweep from Val Morris, but a series of errors in defence gifted South Cheshire an equaliser just before half-time.
The second half was more of the same with South Cheshire keeping 11 players in de-fence and added two goals leaving a bewildered Chester beaten.
Chester thirds were on their best form in their top of the table clash with Didsbury and shared four goals, thanks to a Claire Martin double.
The ladies' fourths lost 7-3 against Dids-bury fourths and the player of the match award went to Juliette Old for some brilliant defending.
After their disappointing draw against Hull the previous week Chester men's first team hit back with a superb 6-0 win at home to Doncaster.
After two halves of inspired and sensational hockey, Chester put six past the visiting team who crumbled like a digestive biscuit in a cup of tea.
Rookie Tim Davies opened the scoring by smartly deflecting a cross into the top corner of the net.
The keeper was left stranded as the ball rifled past him. It didn't take long for Chester to add their second through Richard Bond and Rob Mason was on the scoresheet before half-time.
Chester continued to dominate in the second half. Davies added a second after he elegantly chipped, then volleyed the ball home over the helpless goalkeeper and the fifth goal came from Bond who neatly deflected the ball into the net from an Andy Tookey cross.
The rout was completed by Chris Bowles who slotted home from close range.
Chester visit Springfields tomorrow. Chester fourths led with a Stringfellow goal, but defensive lapses let in unbeaten Bowdon who went on to win 7-1, while the fifths went down 3-0 to Bebington fourths.
Chester sixths were beaten 11-0 by Northern thirds who were flattered by the scoreline. There were outstanding performances by Pete Clewes and goalie Roger Watt.
Chester and District came from behind to hit Bollington for six with only one in reply, including goals by Vick Clark, player of the match Jane Brown and Sarah Pengelly.
Chester and District meet Whitchurch at The King's School tomorrow (1pm).