October 23rd, 2016

Warwick claim tenth consecutive win

WARWICK picked up where they left off before Christmas by picking up a tenth consecutive win to maintain their position at the top of the Midland League Division Two.

A spirited Finchfield side put up a brave fight but it was Warwick who ran out 3-1 winners on Saturday.

A superb first half performance saw goals from Rob Pomfret, Steve Cook and Charlie Player allow Warwick to take a 3-1 lead into half-time.

The second half continued with Warwick in control, but despite the best efforts of man of the match Timmy Williams-Ellis, no more goals were scored and the game finished 3-1.

The club’s third team also tasted success after coming from two goals down to beat Belper 5-3.

Early pressure and a few sights at goal looked encouraging but somewhat against the run of play Belper broke through twice to get an early 2-0 lead.

But Warwick kept to the game plan and broke back with Ben Kent and James Druce each getting goals before half-time.

In the second half Warwick stepped it up a gear and soon go their noses in front when James Druce ended a slick passing move with a neat pass into the net.

An unsual error in Warwick’s defence gave Belper another chance and despite George Blake saving the first two shots, he was unable to prevent the third from going in to make it 3-3.

Skipper Chris Langley then made a timely return for Warwick from injury and he marked his return with a goal before Ben Kent put the finishing touching to a sweeping move to bring to an end an entertaining 5-3 win.

There was also a victory for the fourth team who beat Worcester 4-2 with James Sear bagging a brace and Phil Holding and John Sawdon also got on the scoresheet but the fifth team were beaten 3-0 by Burton.

In the women’s section, the second team made it four wins on the bounce thanks to a hard fought 2-1 victory away at Nuneaton.

Despite dominating possession Warwick struggled with the pitch and had to wait until the second half before Nicki Breeds scored twice in quick succession and Nuneaton scored with the last touch of the game.

The result of the day came at Edgbaston where the women’s third team recorded an outstanding 18-1 win to move up to fourth in the league.

Edgbaston played with nine players and no goalkeeper and Warwick took full advantage with Charlotte Silvester marking her debut with five goals and skipper Krisse Howe also bagged five.

Louise Cook scored a hat-trick as the fourth team recorded a narrow 3-2 win over Long Buckby to move up to third in the table.

Anyone interested in joining Warwick Hockey Club should contact Dom Simpson on 07971 815761 or visit www.warwickhockey.co.uk.