Cirencester ladies 1st XI travelled to Leominster in a game where a win would leave them with the chance of promotion.

Despite a superb reverse stick shot goal from Cirencester’s talented junior, Megan Poole, in the second-half, the visiting side failed to dominate with the final pass too often lacking decisive quality.

Leominster’s equaliser now makes promotion a less likely proposition, but one glimmer was an outstanding performance from skipper, Elly Whitehead, returning from injury.

It was a rampant victory for the ladies 2nd XIs over powering league leaders Bretforton 5 – 1.

Five players made the scoresheet; Jules Kennedy, Faye Webber, Jess Robins, Amber Birkett and Emma Black in a well-rounded, and competent team performance.

Ross-on-Wye provided a lesson for the 3rd XI showing striking efficiency in front of goal and running out 5-1 victors.

Row Shepherd scored Cirencester’s only goal, but Alex Neal and Phoebe Beal, both recently back in the side, had strong games, with Neal awarded player of the match.

Cirencester 4th XI lost to Bourton and Sherborne 2 - 1 in a closely fought game.

Annabel Springthorpe scored a great goal with some boundless passing play from Ella Tuke-Hastings and Laura Maller. Cirencester proved strong defensively with some cracking saves from player of the match, Caroline Mekemy.

Cirencester men’s 1st XI produced a contender for performance of the season as they overcome third- placed Cleevillians.

Matt Hick’s energy and movement was rewarded with two superb goals reflecting his side’s domination. In the last second of the first half, Cleevillians won a shot corner that was wickedly deflected to make it 2-1 at the break.

In the second-half, Cirencester’s dominance continued, striker Phil Makin launched a half volley into the goal and then local teacher, Rob Carmichael quickly converted to penalty corners to give the side a 5-1 lead. The final goal marked a new-found commitment as Hicks launched himself as a Carmichael cross earning both his hat-trick and a player of the match award.

The 2nd XI should have fared better against a battling Stroud B side who were fighting a relegation battle. Robbie Webster collected an early score in a controversial goal, but Stroud quickly equalised.

In a disjointed game, Cirencester has three temporary suspensions and failed to produce flowing and efficient hockey. A converted penalty stroke from Webster and a third from Will Harrison bought the score-line to 4-3 before Stroud scored their fifth to win 5-3.

The 3rd XI produced a dogged performance against Stroud A who are pushing for promotion.

Cirencester found themselves 2-0 down at half-time, they fought back with a goal from midfield stalwart Dave Hall, but as Cirencester pushed for the equaliser, Stroud countered and following a rash challenge, Tom Vinnicombe was suspended and Stroud converted their 3rd penalty corner.

The 4th XI produced the performance of the season much to the delight of skipper Nick Duncan.

Hosting Newent, both sides were well balanced with fine saves from keeper Andy Howarth keeping the visitors at bay. Two second half goals from Steve Ryan and Ben Saunders saw the 4th XI secure all three points.