HORWICH ladies' first team made it three out of three victories for the start of the season on Saturday.

A 3-0 win at Stockport Bramhall's second team in blustery conditions was clinched with two goals by Helen Roocroft and one from Becky Howarth.

Howarth put Horwich ahead when she clinically converted the first short corner of the game.

Donna Vinten set up Roocroft for the second with a beautiful through ball before Horwich had to show the other side of their game when they came under pressure.

Player-of-the-day Kate Walsh and Howarth were outstanding at the back, the former making a goalline clearance.

And after weathering the storm Horwich began to threaten at the other end again and Roocroft converted a short corner to complete a victory which put them top of Manchester League Division Two with a game in hand.

Horwich men’s second team suffered a 2-0 defeat at Leigh Manchester second team.

The home side received four green cards in the first half as Horwich retained their composure in a feisty game, defending well with great tackles from Connor Cliffe, Nathan Bolton and man-of-the-match Dale Sharkey, and goalkeeper Luke Dixon making some great saves.

Horwich went close to scoring on a few occasions but went into the break a goal behind.

The card count against the home side rose in the second half in which they got another green and yellow and scored a second goal.

Horwich ladies' second team romped to a resounding 6-0 home victory over Didsbury Northern's seventh team on Sunday.

Zoe Bluer got the ball rolling by neatly converting a short corner before a goal frenzy brought further goals for Bluer, Lara King (two) and Megan Dixon before half time.

Zara Kour added the only goal of the second half when she got on the end of a driving cross from Aimee Gilmore.