ST HELENS Hockey Club defeated Congleton seconds 7-2 in a friendly encounter at the weekend.

They took the lead after 20 seconds with a Dave Aspinall strike. Phil Travis made it 2-0 a minute later and Alan Travis and Mark Alcock made it 4-0 at the break.

Dave Aspinall completed his hat-trick in the second half and Phil Travis grabbed another.

Congleton scored twice late on.

St Helens travel to Glaxo this weekend to play the last game of a very successful season.

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