Trickett treat for Lytham as Blackpool are humbled

Laura Bury for Blackpool and Bronte Edgar for Lytham

Laura Bury for Blackpool and Bronte Edgar for Lytham

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LYTHAM St Annes ladies’ hockey team overwhelmed Blackpool, enhancing their position at the top of the table with a commanding 7-1 win.

However, it was Blackpool, who drew first blood, as a well-worked pass from Stacey Garside found Laura Berry, who scored.

Lytham quickly re-grouped and, though Sandra Wood made some fine saves it was inevitable that Lytham’s constant pressure would reap rewards.

Gemma Trickett had an easy tap-in to equalise for Lytham, who extended their lead and by half-time were 4-1 up.

Charlotte Evans scored and Trickett went on to make it a personal hat-trick before the break.

Trickett claimed her fourth after the break. Evans added another, before Trickett brought her own tally to five.

LSA Ladies II won 2-1 away to Lancaster.

Sophia Crawshay opened the scoring for the visitors, Gilly Shields adding a second after the break.

Lancaster pulled one back to give Lytham some anxious moments, but the Lytham defence held firm.

LSA Ladies III beat Morecambe Ladies II 4-0.

Ellie Greenhalgh claimed two goals before Emily Grey and Mary Aldersley also hit the target.

LSA men’s first team lost 9-1 away to Crewe Vagrants, while the second team hammered Northop Hall men’s second 11-0.

Lytham scored three early goals through Simon Beard, Thomas Evans and Raymond Anderson. Tom Atkinson scored a fourth to make it 4-0 going into the break.

After half-time Tom Evans completed his hat-trick, Richard Fairclough adding another.

David Burns, Richard Isherwood, Alex Beauchamp and Tom Evans completed the rout for the home team.

The thirds team lost 4-0 away to Southport II.

LSA men’s fourth team drew 1-1 with Manchester men’s second team.

Manchester took the lead before Lytham levelled with a goal by Dave Cartmell.