BURY Hockey Club’s men’s first team secured a hard-fought three points on Saturday against a strong Kendal team.

Bury started well, but could not convert their chances; Jordan Lee going close on numerous occasions but finding the Kendal keeper in fine fettle.

Kendal took the lead following a penalty corner that was only partially cleared.

Jordan Lee atoned for his earlier misses however, and equalised following a mazy run from Jack Marshall-Grint that left him with an easy finish.

Bury scored in the final minute of the second half via a thunderous Rob Fogwill reverse-stick strike to take all three points and land a damaging blow to their promotion-chasing opponents.

The men’s seconds fared even better with a crushing 8-2 victory over local rivals Horwich seconds.

An all-star performance from Danny Nicolls saw him score four goals, supplemented by a brace from Ricky Aspinall and one each from Danny Quin and Samit Ghosh.

It was a commanding performance from Sameer Sheikh’s men as they sit pretty at the top of Division Four.

The ladies’ first team inflicted similar damage to Horwich’s first with an equally-thumping 7-2 win.

The goals came from Emma Bailey (two), Lorna Wroe (two), Sophie Foreman (two) and Heledd Rimmer.

This was a notable performance from Bury against a team that had secured consecutive promotions in previous seasons.

It was also eye-catching for the fact sisters Abby, Liv and Poppy Barber all played on the same pitch for the first time in many years.

It was a great performance from the ladies and they deservedly took home all the points.

Rounding off the clean sweep of home victories, the ladies’ second team fired five unanswered goals past Didsbury.

Double-ups from first-team players Lorna Wroe and Sophie Foreman showed the seconds have increased firepower as illustrated by the result.

Goals were scored by Foreman (two), Mary Souter, Sarah Cleary and Juliette Janssen.

The only down point of the weekend came when the ladies’ thirds lost hevaily against Rochdale.

They came up against an incredibly strong Rochdale side and were put to the sword to the tune of a 12-0 defeat.

Rochdale have now scored 30 goals and conceded only two in just four games.