October 26th, 2016

100 per cent winning start continues for Leamington ladies

LEAMINGTON Ladies maintain their 100 per cent winning start to the 2015/16 campaign thanks to a resounding 6-1 win away at Loughborough University’s second team on Saturday.

It was the first match between the two sides and it did not all go plain sailing for the table toppers who for the first time this season fell behind before mixed England international Kerry Luckett was able to equalise.

The second half however was all Leamington and the goals flowed with Lucy Miszkowska giving the visitors the lead for the first time in the match.

Captain Becky Lascelles added a third before Cerys Miller and a brace from player of the match Dani Black rounded off the scoring.

The men’s first team are also riding high in the league too after recording a 5-3 win away at Evesham.

Goals from Adam Pulman and Louis Loach gave Leamington a 2-1 lead at half time and once Adam Carter had added a third,, both Pulman and Loach scored again in the second half to leave Leamington just a point off the top of the table.

This win was the first half of a successful weekend for the first team who also progressed into the second round of the England Hockey Men’s Vase cup with a 5-4 victory away at Derby on Sunday.

Elsewhere for Leamington, it was a mixed weekend the ladies’ second team who lost 1-0 away at Old Silhillians, while the third team also tasted defeat after losing 3-0 at home to Stratford.

However, there was better news for the fourth team who secured their first point of a so far difficult season thanks to a 2-2 draw at home to Edgbaston.

In the men’s section, there was only one other game for Leamington at the weekend with the second team winning impressively 6-0 at home to Derby – a result that moved them up to third in the league.