IT was a brilliant weekend for Yate Hockey Club as all six senior sides tasted victory in their respective league matches.

It was an afternoon to remember for all involved, with five of the six wins coming in front of a home crowd.

Yate Ladies 1s

A high-tempo match ensued with Old Bristolians, who came closest to opening the scoring but a smart save from Bowden and an Isabella Joy clearance off the line kept it at 0-0.

Yate made the breakthrough from a classic Holly Davis penalty corner strike, the Old Bs defender getting something on it but the ball crossed the line.

Player of the Match Rosie Snowden played a decisive through to Kyishia Cooke and after the keeper made the stop, Millie Vale-Webb showed the composure to slot home following a scramble in the box.

Yate came under a spell of pressure before taking a 3-0 lead. Emily Austen won the ball off the Old Bs defence and passed to Di Pugh-Hudson, who attacked into the D and her cross found Cooke, who calmly beat the keeper.

Yate Men 1s

Yate men’s 1s continued the day’s winning streak with a 2-1 victory over Uni of Bristol 3s.  Josh Whittle scored both Yate goals, the winner coming with ten minutes to go.

Yate Ladies 2s

Yate Ladies 2s met BAC 1s away on Saturday in the first match of the day, with both teams looking for their first win. Yate were awarded a penalty flick in the first half, with the subsequent goal then disallowed on a technicality.

It took until the second half that they found the back of the net thanks to a Hannah Wilson goal.

Yate dug deep to hold the lead, only to face the setback of BAC equalising from a penalty corner.

In the last quarter of the match, both teams went for the win.

Multiple penalty corners, long corners and free hits were awarded and Yate made one count with three minutes to go, with Sally Thomas-Ellis finding the winning strike.

Yate Men 2s

Having watched ever other Yate team win throughout the day, the pressure was on the undefeated 2s to deliver under the floodlights against Cardiff Medics 2.

Yate were quickly on the attack and Matt Clarke slotted home past the Medic keeper to give them the lead.

Yate didn't drop their levels and Parrot was able to make it 2-0 before they squandered a few chances to extend their lead. But they did manage to find a killer third just before half-time through Chaney.

In the second half, Medics clawed back a goal from a wayward clearance but Yate had the final word when Johnny’s penalty corner strike slotted into the corner. A 4-1 win for Yate finished a wonderful day.

Yate Ladies 3s

Both sides had chances early on in the game but Sophie Wistow's pass to Amy Kennedy saw her burst into space before slotting home for the lead.

Knowle started the second half strong but solid defence kept them out before Yate warmed to the task and began to assert some pressure of their own.

Julia Collin's great interception led to her finding Wistow, who passed to Kennedy positioned on the baseline and she slid the ball to Bessex, who pushed home to make it 2-0.

The away side did pull one back but it was too little too late and Yate held on.

Yate Ladies Development 

A team made of new members and first-time juniors, bolstered and supported again by the experience of Yate Ladies put on a wonderful show for the spectators.

First half goals from Heidi Bruce (2) and mum Nicola Bruce made it 3-0 at the break, before Westberries Development pulled three goals back to make it 3-3.

But Heidi Bruce got her third to make it a hat trick and there were first-time development goals for Olivia McKenzie and Angela Turner to make the final score 6-3.