CIRENCESTER’S premier ladies side produced their best hockey for several seasons according to coach Paul Anstee in their 8-1 demolition of Royal Wootton Bassett.

The ball was moved at pace around the back throughout the first half with captain Elly Whitehead and Hannah Jackson delivering plenty of attacking options.

Brimming with confidence, right back Natasha Cook created numerous goal scoring opportunities that resulted in two hat-tricks from Kath Fry and Megan Poole, with Jess Weston and Whitehead scoring as well.

Fry, who has already scored 23 goals this season, has now passed 200 goals for her club.

Ciren’s ladies' 2nd XI defeated Cheltenham's 3rd XI with every player contributing to the fast, flowing hockey.

Faye Webber scored twice but player of the match went to keeper Imi Grayling for a display that would have made Olympic gold medal winner Maddy Hinch proud.

Gloucester took all the spoils against the ladies' 3rd XI in a hard-fought game.

Cirencester were pegged back for long periods yet looked the likelier team to score with some threatening breaks and near-misses, particularly in the second half.

Cirencester successfully defended numerous short corners before Gloucester finally converted two rebounds late in the second half.

Another fantastic game from a Cirencester keeper saw Alice Sleeman awarded PoM.

Cirencester’s 4th XI fought hard against a strong Colwall and Malvern team in a crucial match. Despite being 1-0 down at half-time they managed to score an excellent equaliser in the second half through Blanch Neal after some great attacking play from Juliet Kilby, Louisa Neal and Sarah Ryan.

An opportunity for a winner went wide in the last few minutes.

Cirencester Men’s senior team secured their first league points with a 3-1 victory over local rivals Stroud.

Talented youngster Marcus Grinnell scored first, slipping a well-placed shot home after a series of passes before Rob Carmichael’s solo effort saw him beat three defenders and lash home a fierce shot.

Stroud worked their way back in and were rewarded with a goal shortly before half-time. Jack Brown’s penalty corner strike moved Cirencester back to a 3-1 lead.

Composure had been missing from the team in previous weeks but this morale-boosting performance will hopefully see a change of fortune.

The 2nd XI travelled to Hereford where the points were shared.

Cirencester’s domination of the first half was not reflected in the goal count but they took the lead after a flowing move converted by Matt Kirk.

Hereford came straight back to level the scores. The quality of the second half was not helped by inconsistent officiating, and a well struck penalty corner saw Hereford take the lead. Minutes later Cirencester responded and a series of quick passes saw Kirk collect a cross from Cameron Lane to score his second and tie the match.

Stand-in keeper Tom Vinnicombe produced a great performance but was unable to prevent two scores before half-time in the 3rd XI's trip to Abergavenny.

In the second half Cirencester produced a more polished display with threatening play from Zack Chambers that released Sam Svensson who neatly converted.

Cirencester continued to exert pressure on high-flying Abergavenny and were left to rue a last-minute near-miss from Webster as the score finished 2-1.

A rampant Cleevillians’ A side ripped Cirencester’s 4th XI apart in a 9-1 victory. Cirencester struggled to recover after conceding three quick goals and their well taken consolation strike came from Ben Saunders.