Trickett treat for Lytham as Blackpool are humbled

Laura Bury for Blackpool and Bronte Edgar for Lytham
Laura Bury for Blackpool and Bronte Edgar for Lytham

LYTHAM St Annes ladies’ hockey team overwhelmed Blackpool, enhancing their position at the top of the table with a commanding 7-1 win.

However, it was Blackpool, who drew first blood, as a well-worked pass from Stacey Garside found Laura Berry, who scored.

Lytham quickly re-grouped and, though Sandra Wood made some fine saves it was inevitable that Lytham’s constant pressure would reap rewards.

Gemma Trickett had an easy tap-in to equalise for Lytham, who extended their lead and by half-time were 4-1 up.

Charlotte Evans scored and Trickett went on to make it a personal hat-trick before the break.

Trickett claimed her fourth after the break. Evans added another, before Trickett brought her own tally to five.

LSA Ladies II won 2-1 away to Lancaster.

Sophia Crawshay opened the scoring for the visitors, Gilly Shields adding a second after the break.

Lancaster pulled one back to give Lytham some anxious moments, but the Lytham defence held firm.

LSA Ladies III beat Morecambe Ladies II 4-0.

Ellie Greenhalgh claimed two goals before Emily Grey and Mary Aldersley also hit the target.

LSA men’s first team lost 9-1 away to Crewe Vagrants, while the second team hammered Northop Hall men’s second 11-0.

Lytham scored three early goals through Simon Beard, Thomas Evans and Raymond Anderson. Tom Atkinson scored a fourth to make it 4-0 going into the break.

After half-time Tom Evans completed his hat-trick, Richard Fairclough adding another.

David Burns, Richard Isherwood, Alex Beauchamp and Tom Evans completed the rout for the home team.

The thirds team lost 4-0 away to Southport II.

LSA men’s fourth team drew 1-1 with Manchester men’s second team.

Manchester took the lead before Lytham levelled with a goal by Dave Cartmell.