BURY Hockey Club's men's first team secured an elusive 2-1 win against local rivals Rochdale for the first time in three years.

Goals from man-of-the-match Ahti Khan and Tobi Oputa in either half saw Bury come back from 1-0 down early in the first half.

It was a well-deserved victory and Bury owed a debt to goalkeeper Chris Goldsbrough who made a crucial save late in the second half to keep the score at 2-1.

The men's second team could not follow suit but they put in a solid performance nonetheless, giving high-flying Rochdale seconds a scare.

It was only 1-0 at half time, which was a massive improvement from the 5-0 drubbing they received from 10-man Rochdale last time out.

Some important decisions did not go Bury’s way and they proved costly as Rochdale scored twice more on the break to kill the game off.

The ladies' firsts got an important victory as they look to climb away from the lower end of the table.

A player-of-the-match performance from Emma Bailey saw her score a hat-trick and, along with a spectacular solo goal from Kerry Cameron, it proved too much for the Salford students.

Standout performances from Jenny Matthews in midfield, Natalie Bradley in defence and Rachel Bailey out wide meant Bury were tough to break down and could launch devastating counters.