For the third week in a row Keswick Hockey Club's Ladies hosted a team from Liverpool and, after one win and a defeat, they collected a second victory.

Sefton's third-team provided the opposition this time and, after a good game, Keswick earned a 3-1 win.

As Keswick’s midfield got more possession, their running game through Saoirse Jennings-Adams and Gayle Fennell caused problems for their opposite numbers, often taking on two or three players to open up gaps their team-mates could run into.

After 18 minutes, however, it was the visitors who scored first after a strong run down the right from Grimes ended with a long pass to Moore just inside the left of the D, and her shot beat the diving Sophie Parker.

Keswick are adapting well to life in this higher division and, five minutes later, they were rewarded as Jennings-Adams received a pass from Emma Harrison just inside the Liverpool half. She ran straight at the middle of the Liverpool defence, going past three defenders and striking the ball from a couple of yards inside the D past another two defenders and the outstretched glove of goalkeeper Carmody.

Keswick still needed to defend and it was one of their forwards, Amy Walker, who cleared off the line on 26 minutes to keep the scores level.

It was Walker who gave Keswick a 2-1 half-time lead after Sefton were, again, slow off their lines dealing with a short corner.

The Keswick forwards were into position before the opposition came off the line, which allowed Walker plenty of time to control the ball and find the back of the net.

In a lively second half, Fennell got involved in nearly everything Keswick did, be it defending or attacking while Rachel Armstrong and Catherine Hadfield ran the Liverpool defence ragged out wide.

There was plenty of action, but no more goals until the 22nd minute in the second period when Walker was on hand again to increase the Keswick lead.

The Keswick second-team were also at home against a very good, experienced Wigton side and they were well beaten 7-0.

The visitors started on the front foot and never really slowed the pace down, putting Keswick under pressure for long periods of the game.

One of the main reasons Wigton looked so dangerous was Jackie Davies in their midfield. Her constant running and good passing game freed up her forwards, and players like Rachel Wood thrive on these chances.

It was Wood who opened the scoring after 10 minutes, and she doubled her tally before Charlotte Steele and Laura Haile got on the scoresheet before half-time.

Three goals conceded in 10 minutes could have had seen the heads of the young Keswick team drop, but they kept on fighting and both Lucy Irving and Nikki MacDonald made some very good runs.

The Keswick Ladies kept battling in the second half, but Wood completed her hat-trick for Wigton and Claire McKeag and Katie McKie also found the net.

Keswick men’s second-team hosted Preston and two second-half goals gave them a 3-1 victory.

Dan Owen had opened the scoring on 10 minutes when his shot gave the keeper no chance.

Ben Harrison and Jack Stockdale looked dangerous for Keswick every time they ran with the ball and it was against the run of play when Preston equalised on 33 minutes.

Keswick went forward time after time in the second half and, 14 minutes after the restart, Harrison put the hosts back into the lead and, two minutes later, Peter Sutton grabbed the third.