ALDERLEY Edge Hockey Club's men’s firsts faced Brooklands and, although they lost 3-1, the match saw an inaugural club goal from Rob Trem.

Overall, it was a promising display with a number of regular players still to come back into the squad.

Good performances from under 18s players Charles Barnes, Billy Hedley and Max Riding bodes well for the season ahead.

The men face Didsbury Northern at home in their first North Premier League match in a fortnight's time.

Edge’s seconds, thirds, fourths and fifths all had matches against respective opposition at Neston.

The seconds beat Neston in what was a good team performance, with debuts made by Ollie Andrews and Adam Robertson.

Jake Rothwell scored the goal of the match with a wonderful reverse stick finish from the top of the D.

The thirds lost 3-2 away while the fourths and fifths both won their matches.