October 22nd, 2016

Leamington ladies taste first defeat in Edgbaston

Updated: 6:44 pm, Jan 27, 2016

A FIRST defeat of the season has not hampered Leamington Ladies’ position at the top of the Midland Divsion One table after they fell to a 3-1 defeat away at Edgbaston on Saturday.

A goal from Dani Black was not enough for the table toppers who now have a five point lead on their rivals below at the summit of the league.

Elsewhere in the ladies section, the second team extended their unbeaten run to four league matches thanks to a deserved 1-1 draw against a tough Hampton-in-Arden side.

Hampton took the lead but Charlie Quayle’s close-range finish drew Leamington level and despite going on to enjoy plenty of possession, Leamington failed to find the killer touch again in front of goal.

It was a positive point however with the Leamington side playing without any substitutes due to unavailability.

The ladies’ third team got their 2016 off to a fabolous start with an impressive 3-0 win away at Edgbaston, which was their first league victory of the season.

Goals from Sarah Jenkins, Clare Hassall and Debbie Burton made it a comfortable win for Leamington who will now hope to push on a haul themselves out of the relegation zone.

There was not such good news however for the ladies’ fourth team who are still waiting to record their first win after losing 5-1 at home to Hampton-in-Arden.

Elsewhere, in the men’s section, it was a case of two out of three for the first team who suffered a heavy defeat after going down 6-2 away to West Bromwich.

Alfred Faulkner and David Woby got the goals as Leamington fell to only their third defeat of the season.

There was better news however for Leamington’s second team who edged Atherstone Adders 5-4 in a tight match, while the third team had a profitable trip to the Black County after running out 3-1 winners.