WHEN Warrington Hockey Club’s women’s first team took to the field against Bebington on Saturday, they could not have expected to create history.

That is exactly what they did, however, as they were in irresistible form to smash 22 goals past their opponents without reply – their biggest ever victory.

The result did not move from up from fourth in Division Two of the Cheshire Women’s Hockey League, but it did extend their run of games without conceding to four.

Steph Rawlins led the way as she scored seven of Warrington’s goals, with Emma Barlow also netting five times.

Jo Nordovics scored a hat-trick, Meg Sutch and Nat Lyons both scored twice while further goals cam from Laura Hooley and Ffion Harris.

Elsewhere, the men’s firsts were beaten in a physical battle with an in-form Urmston second team.

Warrington were two goals down before Ben Vickers pulled one back, but they could not find a leveller despite a spell of dominance.

Urmston had scored again by the time Vickers doubled his tally from a neat short-corner routine and they again pushed for an equaliser, but the hosts added another goal to wrap up a 4-2 victory.

Both second teams conceded five goals as they endured difficult weekends.

The men went down 5-1 to a youthful University of Chester side, while the women were beaten by Deeside’s thirds.

Goalkeeper Tish Edwards made some great saves and player of the match Vicky Stoll also helped keep the visitors at bay before they eventually succumbed to a 5-0 loss.