LLANDUDNO Hockey Club started the season in style in the newly formed Division Four South of the North West League by comfortably beating Stockport Bramhall 5-1.
The home side started well and opening the scoring when a rapid counter attack sent Stefan Cooling down the left, who beat the ‘keeper at his near post with a strong reverse stick shot.
Lewis Sanford soon made it 2-0, expertly dispatching a penalty corner into the bottom corner, before the visitors scored from a penalty corner themselves just before the break.
Llandudno upped the tempo in the second half with Joe Edwards scoring twice in as many minutes before Cooling was played through one on one and supremely roofed his shot high into the net.
Llandudno’s seconds suffered a tough start to their campaign, losing 8-0 to Neston, while the ladies conceded their game with Ruthin.
Colwyn Bay’s first team were also 5-1 winners, racing to victory against Northop Hall, whil the seconds drew a 4-4 thriller with Bebington.
The Bay enjoyed the best of the chances, and were never behind in a game they dominated.
Ashley Williams scored twice and Dan Horner and Osian Morgan added the remaining goals, while at the other end keeper Andrew Davies, on his debut, made a superb double save to keep his side in the contest.
The thirds lost out 2-1 to Alderley Edge with Morgan Williams on target, and the ladies opened their season with a 1-1 draw with Porthmadog.