STAFFORD Ladies HC thirds leapfrogged local rivals Cannock fourths to regain second spot in the Staffs league division three.
The Beaconside club emerged 2-1 winners, making an impressive start with sizzling wing play by Hannah Cooke and Julie Cantrill.
Stafford kept up their promotion push as Cantrill struck a brace. Cannock cut the deficit but it was Stafford who took maximum points. On Saturday, Stafford visit Uttoxeter thirds.