ALDERLEY Edge Hockey Club's women scored their first points in the North Hockey League Premier Division when they beat University of Leeds 3-1 in a rainy home fixture on Saturday.

They showcased some brilliant hockey and were ahead after two minutes following a quick break away from defence, which Issy Reyolds-Duffy finished after finding herself one-on-one with Leeds’ goalkeeper.

Goal two followed 20 minutes later when player-of-the-match Caitlin Polley fired the ball towards goal, her saved shot converted on the rebound by Nic Hall.

Leeds came back after half time and were quickly rewarded with a goal from a short corner.

Emily Short scored Edge’s third after a goalmouth scramble five minutes before the final whistle.

The spoils were shared 2-2 when the men's first team visited Bowdon for their North Premier League fixture.

Bowdon broke the deadlock late in the first half, scoring from a short corner.

Edge started the second half positively and their endeavours were rewarded when Greg Johnson turned magnificently in the D and rifled the ball into the roof of the net.

James Warburton had a goal disallowed after the referee blew for a foul in the build-up and Johnson was shown a yellow card 15 minutes from the end.

Despite this, Edge continued to push and were rewarded with a goal from Billy Headley.

Bowdon’s continued pressure took its toll and they scored with less than five minutes to go to draw even again.

The men's seconds also came away from their North Hockey League Division Two fixture with a point, equalising four times in a 4-4 draw with Lytham's firsts.

Goal scorers were Simeon Mellor, two, Simon Swatland and Jake Rothwell.

The women's seconds beat Oxton 3-0 in Cheshire League Division One with strikes from Claire Davidson, Bethany Woodhead and Jude Offer. Elise Johnson was on top form.