CRAIG Hughes scored four goals as Ludlow Hockey Club men’s first XI cruised to a 8-0 stroll at basement side Leek in West Midlands One.

Jake Watts (2), Andrew Richards and Graham Hutchinson also netted for Ludlow, who sit third in the table and host second-placed Redditch this weekend.

Ludlow Ladies got off the mark for the Marches League season with their first win – and indeed their first goals – of the campaign.

They put a string of defeats behind them to beat Montgomery 2-0 with goals from Helen Braden and captain Julie Chamberlain.

In the Worcestershire League, Tenbury Ladies firsts claimed a superb 1-0 win at leaders Bromsgrove through Cat Mumford’s late strike, while the seconds walloped Kings Heath Pickwick 5