October 27th, 2016

Convincing victory for in-form Warwick

Updated: 1:25 pm, Oct 29, 2015

WARWICK continued their impressive start to the season by recording a convincing 4-1 victory at home to Warwick University.

It was a dominant performance from Warwick over a very capable Warwick University side, who had scored 16 goal this season and conceded just two in their opening three games.

From the offset, Warwick dominated in all areas and only failed to win by more through a lack of precision in front of goal.

Nick Baker scored two from the penalty spot and Sebastian Fleet gave a man of the match performance in the centre of midfield, but it was the team spirit and work rate which allowed Warwick to gain three points, putting themselves in a very promising position at the top end of the table at this early stage.

Warwick’s third team also tasted victory after beating second-placed Olton & West Warwickshire 4-3.

John Kane bagged a brace for Warwick and also hit the crossbar twice, while both Rich Kelly and Andy Westrope scored one each.

The club’s ladies side made a hat-trick of wins after they narrowly beat Worcester 3-2.

Warwick started very well and scored the opening goal on five minutes thanks to a drive from Sally Rankin who got to the baseline and passed the ball to Kirstin Bryce who directed the ball into the goal.

Warwick scored a second but after that the quality of hockey from the visitors declined and Worcester were able to score twice to pull level at 2-2.

But 15 minutes into the second half, Helen Farrar scored a third and final goal to snatch the win.