WINNINGTON Park’s commitment to attack has earned for them promotion from the Cheshire Women’s League, according to captain Rhona Logie.

To prove as much, the Northwich team scored six times without reply last weekend to collect the points they needed to ensure a top-four finish.

It increases their goals tally for the season to 85.

“We’ve never had a problem with that part of our game,” said Logie.

“It comes quite easy to us.”

No rival netted more often than Park last term either when they finished third.

Their total then was 70.

Time spent practicing set-piece routines, in particular short-corners, has made their forward threat more potent.

Logie said: “Our philosophy has always been to go for it.

“If we’re more restrained, or try to be calculating, we don’t play as well.”

Winnington will move up to a newly-formed West Pennines Division Two South from next season, a level they haven’t played at since dropping down from the North League in 2010.

The North Hockey Association published details of a proposed restructure, which promised an invite to step up to those teams occupying the first four positions in the Cheshire League’s top-flight, in November.

However Logie, in her second season as captain, revealed to the Guardian she didn’t tell her teammates straightaway.

“We didn’t want them to become distracted,” she said.

“But then a dotted line appeared on the league table below the fourth-placed team and they started asking questions!”

A slow start to 2019, which saw Winnington win only two of their first six matches, allowed rivals behind them to close a gap.

However back-to-back wins against Golborne and Crewe Vagrants seconds, without conceding a goal, signalled a return to form in the nick of time.

A trip to second-placed Oxton on Saturday, their final fixture of the campaign, now has nothing riding on it.

Logie said: “Everybody was up for it [against Crewe Vagrants] last weekend and we were 4-0 by half-time after starting really well.

“We didn’t feel pressure, but we did want to get the job done.”