SOME slick hockey helped Ben Rhydding to a 5-4 win at Stockton.

Rhydding took an early lead when Myles Locke delivered a deadly ball from the back to find Will Musgrave, who scored in a one-on-one with the keeper.

The game swung dramatically in Stockton’s favour with a flurry of goals from open play and one touch finishing that put them 3-1 ahead.

Rhydding regained their composure to finish the half and scored a cracking goal to claw back into the game; a crisp ball from Will Jones into the circle for Max Helme, who took a clever touch to make it 3-2.

In the second half, Neil Sugden scored a wonder goal to take Rhydding level, screeching the ball into the top corner past the keeper.

Stockton replied almost immediately with another deflection from a long ball into the circle to snatch the lead back at 4-3.

Callum Franks scored an absolute screamer of a goal from a corner at full dive to spike it into the roof of the net and level the scores once again.

As time was running out, Musgrave buried a corner to give his side the victory in an ugly game.

Ben Rhydding maintain fourth place in the table and this Saturday entertain Neston at 3pm at Ben Rhydding Sports Club.