Keswick men’s seconds have clinched promotion from the North West Hockey League Division Two.

They needed to beat North Lakes and hope that Didsbury were successful against Leyland and Chorley and Keswick won 6-1 before a 2-1 win for Didsbury was greeted with a cheer.

The Lakes keeper was unable to do anything on five minutes as Dan Owen fired the ball home and seven minutes later Ruaridh Dean beat two defenders with his cross for Owen to double the lead, slotting through the keeper’s legs.

Owen missed a chance to complete his hat-trick before, on 21 minutes, it was George Borley who scored number three as his good run into the D ended with a shot that whistled past the advancing goalkeeper.

A jinking run from Ben Harrison, who was causing trouble for defenders, ended with him cracking the ball back across the keeper into the net after 27 minutes.

The half’s scoring was rounded off a minute later as Owen finally completed his hat-trick.

With a 5-0 lead the second half saw more Keswick pressure, but there was a bit less discipline which let the visitors get a goal back after 18 minutes but Harrison scored his second and Keswick’s sixth after 30 minutes to complete the scoring.