October 22nd, 2016

Undefeated Warwick beat Melton to win Division Two

Updated: 11:16 am, Mar 24, 2016

WARWICK managed to go through the whole 2015/16 season undefeated as they were promoted from the Midlands League Divsion Two as champions.

Having already secured promotion two weeks ago Warwick finished off their season in style with a 6-3 victory over Melton.

Warwick started the game full of confidence and quickly began to dominate with Stickley, Hobbs and Gibson all putting the Melton defence under immense pressure.

Warwick were soon to capitalise after going 2-0 in front thanks to quick goals from Bryce and Smythe.

Soon after McWhirter marked his final game for Warwick with a fine solo goal before leaving for university to give the visitors a comfortable three-goal lead at the break.

Warwick continued their domination of the game in the second half with several chances being squandered by Clarke and Williams-Ellis before two mistakes let Melton back into the game at 3-2.

Unhappy at losing the clean sheet, Warwick refocused and scored two quick goals through top goalscorer Stickley and Gibson.

Bryce got his second thanks to a neat assist by skipper Seb Fleet to put Warwick 6-1 up and although the hosts scored a late consolation, it was Warwick celebrating at the final whistle and they will now prepare for life in the Division One.

Warwick’s third team lost an eight-goal thriller away at Barford Rangers after finding themselves on the wrong end of a 5-3 scoreline.

In what proved to be an open and attacking match, James Sear scored a brace in the opening period but Warwick found themselves 3-2 down at the break thanks to some clinical Barford finishing.

The visitors enjoyed plenty of possession in the second period but the Tigers always looked a threat on the counter and Warwick’s inability to score one of seven short corners proved to be their downfall.

Chris Langley found a way to fool the Tigers keeper with low drag flick to bring the scores level but the home side scored two further goals to secure a 5-3 win.

There was better news for Warwick’s fourth team who thumped Barford Tigers 7-0 courtesy of a John Sawdon hat-trick.

In the women’s section, Warwick ended the season on a high thanks to a 4-2 victory at home to Beeston.

Warwick started the game confidently and took the lead from a short corner which saw Sally Rankin shoot at goal and although her effort was saved the rebound fell to Martha Hayes who fired home the opener.

Despite some resolute defending, Warwick conceded right before half-time to leave it 1-1 at the midway point with all to play for in the second half.

Beeston returned in a more determined mood but it was Warwick who re-took the lead thanks to Lucy McEvoy’s deflected goal.

The visitors got themselves back on level terms again but further goals from Izzy and a second from McEvoy sealed a comfortable win.