WORCESTER men’s seconds took top billing with a convincing 6-3 West Midlands Premier Division home win over Cannock thirds.

With several games postponed due to frozen pitches, the seconds stepped up despite conceding an early first goal from a penalty corner.

Worcester swiftly levelled via a Ross Leighton strike from Jeremy Drake’s through-ball.

In another fast break Rob Goodman put them ahead for the first time.

A penalty-corner drag-flick put Cannock level but Worcester’s Dan Rickman finished off a fine move to make it 3-2. However, another penalty-corner strike from Cannock equalised before half-time.

Worcester played some of their best hockey in the second half with Ethan Mcdonald-Smith, Rickman and Tom Scotson linking well.

The hard-working Ryan Harding got his reward with a goal to put Worcester in front again.

Matt Hooper got to the baseline and a scramble in the D saw a penalty flick awarded which Drake despatched.

Worcester sealed the game with a final goal from Rickman.

The fourths made it four wins on the bounce by beating second-placed Bridgnorth thirds 5-4 at home in South West Two despite conceding three early goals.

Worcester pulled two back through Matthew Sharratt and Billy Forrester-Walker.

They equalised in the second period with a reverse-stick strike into the bottom corner.

A quick breakaway saw the visitors regain the lead but Worcester levelled when Paul Simons put away a penalty flick.

Worcester went ahead for the final time and the win was sealed when a Bridgnorth breakaway was halted by keeper Liam Gdanis.

The fifths had most of the possession but lost 5-3 to Redditch thirds in South West Two with Jack Barnes, Alex Kloda and Andy Waters scoring.

Worcester sevenths lost 6-1 to Solihull Blossomfield thirds in South West Three with a penalty-corner strike from Russell Boatman.

The women’s seconds played their first Worcestershire League Division One game back from the festive break against Redditch firsts.

After a slow start they led 3-1 at the break before taking control in the second half to win 7-1.

Libby Wycherley scored four goals with two from Clare Hayes and a penalty-corner strike from Liz McCann.

Worcester thirds beat Bromsgrove fifths 3-1 in Division Two through Olivia Fletcher, Ellen Barlow and Kerry Lawrence.

The fourths drew 1-1 at home to Tenbury seconds in Division Three with Jodie Dodgson scoring a well-taken goal.

A mistake gifted Tenbury an equaliser in the first half and Worcester could not find a winner in a dominant second period.