BOLTON Hockey Club men's first team produced a superb comeback to beat Kirby Lonsdale's first team 4-2.

Bolton have had a mixed season and got off to a bad start when a cheeky bobbled goal caught the keeper off guard.

Kirby Lonsdale doubled the lead on 20 minutes with a deflected short corner before Bolton rallied and piled on the pressure at the other end.

It was no surprise when Sam Dorsey pulled a goal back when he got on the end of a Damien Pearse pass and drag-flicked the ball into the top corner.

George Brennan equalised just before half time when he popped up at the back post to convert a strongly-driven ball into the danger area over the line.

An outstanding diving-stick save in the top corner by Matty Gaskell kept the scores level in the second half before Dorsey produced some individual magic and smashed the third goal into the bottom corner to put his side ahead for the first time in the game.

Now firmly in control, Rob Lord's close control surrounded by opponents provided him with the space for a shot which he lifted past the keeper to seal the victory.

The men's second team suffered a heavy 10-2 defeat to Liverpool University.

Bolton actually started the stronger with Ben Choudery linking up well on the wing and drifting past opponents before putting his side ahead inside five minutes.

That was as good as it got, however, as the more experienced Liverpool side pressed hard and scored four goals in the last 10 minutes of the first half.

Reece Holmes fired in Bolton's second goal to make it 4-2, but the 11 men of Bolton were then overpowered by Liverpool's squad of 16 who went on a six-goal scoring spree.

A Jenny Brookfield goal earned Bolton ladies' first team a share of the points in a 1-1 draw with Wrexham.

The conditions almost caused the game to be called off with the pitch flooded before the game and only cleared sufficiently to get it in a playable state by pushback.

After a balanced first half the second half was more dramatic as, with the rain pouring down, balls were stopping dead and players had to splash through ever-deepening puddles.

The effect the rain was having was illustrated when Bolton were denied a second goal when Wrexham’s goalkeeper threw herself into a huge puddle to make the stop.

A 3-0 defeat to Prescott for Bolton women's second team did not do the local ladies' performance justice.

Prescott took the lead shortly before half time and added two more in the second period.

Numerous pieces of neat, well-executed wing play did not produce a goal, and Fiona Clarke and Jess Flegg were outstanding in midfield, the latter working tirelessly and defending superbly, while Chloe Frost made some brutal tackles.

The ladies' third team earned a 1-0 victory over Didsbury's seventh team.

Good defending and another fine performance in goal by Jenny Salmon helped keep the two well-matched sides level at half time before Flegg put Bolton ahead in the second half.