A FOUR-goal display from in-form midfielder Catherine Mumford led Tenbury Hockey Club to a superb 5-2 win over Worcester 2nd in the Worcestershire Women’s Hockey League Division One.
Kerry Bason completed the scoring for Tenbury after making a welcome return to the side after a lengthy lay off, while Jo Rusling saved a late penalty.
Mumford, who bagged a hat-trick in her previous outing gave another outstanding performance in midfield, controlling the play.
She broke the deadlock with a fine strike after superb attacking hockey from Rene Johnson, Emily Moseley and Emma Reddock.
Mumford struck again from short corner and she completed a first-half treble before the interval.
Worcester scored after the ball had been saved on the goal-line by Rachel Croxton-Broome but Mumford finished off a move involving Abi Davis, Vicky Jones and Helen Barr. Worcester converted another rare chance before Bason completed the scoring.
A brace from Kim Leighton led Ludlow Ladies to a 7-3 home success over Bournville 2nd in Division Two.
Led by skipper Alice Oatham the women's side performed excellently as they drove forward to force their third win in as many games.
Alice Oatham, Rosie Oatham, Shaunagh Yarham, Helen Bradon and Ellie Grehan were also on target for Ludlow.
Meanwhile, fourth-placed Ludlow men picked up a point from a disappointing 3-3 home draw against struggling Bloxwich in West Midlands League Division One.
Bloxwich opened up the scoring early on before Brendon Pratt levelled the match from a penalty stroke.
However, Bloxwich struck again, this time from a short corner, but Graham Hutchinson who levelled things up before half time through a penalty corner strike.
Ludlow got their noses infront as James Pratt fired the ball across the Bloxwich goal for it to be deflected in by their own player.
But Ludlow couldn’t hold the lead and Bloxwixh levelled things before the end.
Ludlow plled men forward in a last-ditch attempt to snatch the points but they couldn’t break through.
Two goals from Charlie Lyth led Ludlow 2nd to a 5-3 win over Barlaston to go fourth in their division.
A fine solo goal from skipper Graeme Wilcox gave Ludlow an early boost and a Jake Watts-Malachi Davenport-Smith fast left-flank move was finished by Andy Davenport-Smith.
Charlie Lyth added a third goal for Ludlow, who led 3-1 at the break.
Tyler Davis and Lyth added further goals in the second half and Watts was unlucky to see his circle-edge reverse shot rebound from an upright.
The homeside would have added to their tally but for some sharp goalkeeping from Henry Downes.
It was a fine display from Ludlow, who had been hampered by injury and unavailability and travelled with just 11 players.
First-half goals from Ollie Boulton and Kevin Boulton guided 10-man Ludlow 3rd to a 2-0 victory over Old Wulfs.
Ludlow were bolstered by Stu Richards and dominated the match against an Old Wulfs’ side who packed their defence in the second-half to prevented any further goals.