Vikings fought back as the big match in the men’s Premier League ended all square on Saturday.
Neil Jacobs and Ollie Webster had put Valkyrs A on course for victory before a second half double from Conor Byrne earned Vikings a point.
That was possibly the result reigning champions Bacchas A wanted as they produced a super second half show to demolish Valkyrs B.
After just one goal in the first half, Bacchas turned on the style and romped to a 10-0 success.
Ian Perry and Richard Gelder were the marksmen as Vikings B defeated Bacchas B, who replied through Ali Slack, while doubles from Paul Kelly and Kieron Collister helped Castletown A to a 7-2 victory over Harlequins.
Ian Wrigley, Dan Stewart and Richard McAleer grabbed the others with Les Callow scoring twice for Harlequins.
It’s advantage Vikings A in the women’s Premier League as the reigning champions saw off Bacchas A in a seven goal thriller.
A Kim Carney hat-trick and a Kat Gatherer goal sealed a 4-3 success.
Niamh Goddard, Cat Cox and Louise Corkill had kept Bacchas in the hunt.
It was one-way traffic for Valkyrs A as they saw off Ramsey A 5-0, courtesy of strikes from Emma Faulkner (two), Andrea Kneen, Ashley Hall and Hannah Heselton.
Hockey results for Saturday, October 17
Men’s Premier League
Vikings A 2-2 Valkyrs A
Bacchas A 10-0 Valkyrs B
Castletown A 7-2 Harlequins
Vikings B 2-1 Bacchas B
Men’s Division One
Bacchas C 10-1 Bacchas D
Castletown B 4-2 Saracens
Ramsey 8-0 Castletown C
Vikings C 0-8 Valkyrs C
Women’s Premier League
Bacchas A 3-4 Vikings A
Valkyrs A 5-0 Ramsey A
Women’s Division One
Bacchas B 2-2 Castletown B
Castletown C 0-9 Harlequins
Women’s Division Two
Bacchas C 0-5 Vikings B
Valkyrs C 2-1 Ramsey B
Vikings C 4-0 Saracens