The Fylde Hockey Ladies first team secured promotion to the Investec Women’s Hockey League Conference North as Champions in dramatic fashion.

The Ladies faced Wakefield Ladies second team in the penultimate game of the season knowing that a point would seal the championship and confirm promotion.

The first half was a nervy affair with few clear chances for either side. However, Wakefield broke the deadlock three minutes before the break with an open play goal immediately following a penalty corner.

The frustration was starting to build for Fylde in the second half, however four minutes from time Sophia Crawshay scored another trademark one-on-one goal bring the scores level and guarantee a return to the Conference North League for next season.

The girls travel to Durham University tomorrow for their final league game of the season.