BOLTON Hockey Club’s ladies third team are celebrating promotion.

A 5-0 victory at home to Manchester Moss means they will be plying their trade in Division Three of the Greater Manchester Hockey League next season.

Abi Harrop opened the scoring on Sunday after good work from Angelie Chitre, Lucy Pickles, Emily Hawkrigg and Lauren Heyes.

Daisy Vose, Maisie Slater, Emma Verghese, Autumn Coomber, Alina Kurz and Amy Clarke held the defence line in front of captain Jenny Salmon in net with Moss lucky to get the ball into Bolton’s quarter.

Hawkrigg made it 2-0 at half-time before Harrop added her second after the interval, Dawn Chadwick, Isobelle Baird and Caitlyn Walker dominating the centre of the field

Pickles added a fourth before Harrop took advantage of a tiring Moss defence to make it five, securing her hat-trick, second place and promotion.

Bolton ladies seconds went down 4-1 to Division Two winners Didsbury fourths.

The backline of Becky Denton, Jo Tanner and man of the match Lucy Pickles were up against it from the off with Bolton soon 1-0 down.

Bolton had flashes of fine play with Chloe Frost swiftly turning the ball into the net with a beautiful goal.

Later they were awarded a penalty corner which was pushed out to Debbie Green by Viv Lake who struck just wide.

Angelie Chitre and Nicky Ashurst then played the ball nicely down the left and across the park to Lake but her effort was cleared.

Bolton keeper Megan Heyes stood firm time and again and was unlucky to see three more goals go past her, leaving the ladies seconds fourth in the table.

Bolton’s men’s first team are waiting to see if they will be promoted from Division One of the North West Hockey League with a 2-0 win against Kirkby Lonsdale leaving them second in the table.

Kirkby had the majority of play throughout the game but couldn’t find the breakthrough.

The game was settled with two Bolton goals, one in each half.

The first was a fine team move starting from Philip Meachin in defence, into midfield and Martin Luke who passed the ball onto the ever running Yusuf Nalla on the wing, who beat a defender and crossed the ball into the goal area, Damien Pearse deflecting home.

The second goal was an excellent reverse hit from Joel Riess after Kirkby failed to clear a goal-mouth scramble.

Bolton’s men’s second team completed their season with a 4-4 draw against Urmston fourths, meaning they finish fifth in Division Three North.

Dip Banerjee opened the scoring before Urmston hit back with three unanswered goals to lead 3-1 at the break.

Stuart Wallace reduced the arrears before Andy Hill and Bannerjee, with a second, ensured the spoils were shared.

Bolton Beavers were 2-1 winners against Timperley.

Daniel Parsonson and James Tague scored Bolton’s goals either side of an equaliser.