Windermere Men’s 1s swept through Lytham St Annes like a tidal wave on Saturday with a spectacular 9-2 victory, the biggest score of day in North League 2 West.

Man of the match Will Dolman scored five as Windermere’s fast, expansive hockey first stretched and then broke Lytham’s fragile rearguard.

Skipper Adam Whitehead fired Mere ahead and two Dolman drag-flicks gave them a 3-1 half-time lead after Lytham had pulled one back with a surprise reverse stick strike.

But Lytham had little answer when Mere stepped things up after the interval.

Archie Dalzell tapped in from close range and though Lytham replied from a penalty corner, they were then dismantled by fast linking play and super finishing.

James Kirkpatrick put a reverse stick slip under the keeper, Dolman fired a rocket into the top corner and then added another penalty corner strike before Olly Thomas neatly deflected in from the near post and Dolman's clever deflection completed the onslaught.

Kendal Mens 2s remain top of NW League 4NN after defeating Garstang 4-1 at Queen Katherine School.

But Harry Denney’s side had to come back from 1-0 down at half time to maintain their unbeaten record.

Kendal played the better hockey in the first half but a resilient Garstang opened the scoring after a penalty corner.

The home side changed back to their diamond formation at the start of the second half and deservedly equalised when Tyson Barclay drilled home from close range.

Kendal were soon 2-1 in front when Giles Holden finished a slick move and a brace by Matt Clinton sealed an ultimately comfortable win and set the side up for Saturday's trip to Preston.

Windermere Men’s 2s had all the play at Fylde 4s but had to settle for a 2-0 NW League 4NN win after a brilliant display by the home goalkeeper.

Mere’s own keeper Josh Fayers never touched the ball as his side launched wave after wave of attacks against a deep-lying Fylde defence.

Gonzalo Lucas marked his return from injury with the breakthrough strike and Jack Spiby added a second after the keeper blocked an initial shot.

Skipper Tom Wright ran the show in midfield ahead of Rob Peckham but man of the match was over-lapping defender John Fairman.