WORCESTER women's firsts thumped Telford and Wrekin seconds 8-1 at Nunnery Wood Sports Complex.

They produced the perfect reply after the previous week's 5-2 loss at Harborne seconds in Midland League Feeder West.

Lucy Merrett opened the scoring from open play but Telford hit back to equalise.

Howver, Worcester regrouped with the second goal scored by Tash Walker from a penalty corner.

The third before half-time was by Helen Barnes from a quick long corner.

Jaime Lewis saved to keep the hosts' lead intact before Merrett bagged her second from open play.

Katie Ralph hit the fifth with a cheeky tap-in at the back post.

Katie Wilson scored with a clean shot from a ball in by Barnes who added the seventh following Julie Harwood's pass.

Worcester completed the scoring from a penalty corner shot that was struck by Barnes and deflected in by Merrett for her hat-trick.

The men’s firsts hoped to build on their opening 1-1 draw at Bridgnorth but lost 4-3 at home to Edgbaston in Midlands League Division One.

Worcester started well but imploded in a 10-minute first-half spell that saw them go 3-0 down before Chris Whitmore pulled a goal back.

In the second half Worcester pulled themselves together and started to create more chances.

They soon got a second when Chris Watling fired in a penalty corner.

A flurry of cards left Worcester with just nine players at one point and the visitors capitalised to take a 4-2 lead.

But again Worcester pulled themselves back with Matt Kettley sneaking the ball home.

With 10 minutes to go the visitors were reduced to 10 men when Rory Simons was brought down in the D.

But Worcester missed the penalty flick that would have put them level before two further clear chances went begging.

The seconds won 4-3 at Edgbaston through Rob Goodman, Jeremy Drake (2) and skipper Matt Hooper.

Worcester thirds lost 5-3 at Hampton-in-Arden with Brett Pittam (2) and Billy Forrester Walker scoring.

The fourths won a scrappy encounter with Droitwich seconds 2-1 thanks to Adam Ball and Niall O’Kane.

Worcester fifths triumphed 4-0 at home to Harborne thanks to Adam Taylor (2), Mark Carey and Tom Howard.

The sixths fell 5-2 at Hampton-in-Arden with both goals from Andy Griffin.

Worcester sevenths beat Aldridge 2-0 with a brace from Ollie Davies.

The women’s seconds thrashed Bournville 5-0 through Claire Hayes (2), Rachel Humphries (2) and Libby Wycherley.

Worcester thirds went down 4-0 to Bromsgrove and a young fourths team lost 6-1 to Wyre Forest with Poppy Turnbull on target.

The juniors' Pippins won 8-1 at Bromsgrove.

Will Redway-Thomas (3), Harry Dorman (2), Fin Goodman (2) and Theo Copson scored.