October 27th, 2016

Warwick win promotion to Midland Division One

Updated: 11:39 am, Mar 10, 2016

WARWICK won promotion from the Midland Division Two thanks to a comfortable 6-3 victory over Old Silhillians on Saturday which extended their unbeaten run 18 matches.

The hosts played a high pressing game early on and took the lead from a short corner thanks to player of the match Timmy Williams-Ellis.

Phil Foster doubled their advantage from a pin-point cross from captain Seb Fleet and top scorer Martyn Stickley scored a third from a well worked counter before Williams-Ellis bagged his second to put Warwick 4-0 up after 20 minutes.

Old Sills did not give up and took advantage of some below par defending as well as some good fortune to score two quick goals and a third goal left it with all to play for in the second period.

Some strong words at half-time from coach Dave Bryce and captain Fleet refocused the Warwick team and they were soon back on control of proceedings.

Williams-Ellis scored his third and Bryce himself rounded off the scoring to make it 6-3 and this Saturday Warwick host Chesterfield when they will be looking for three points to clinch the title.

The third team lost 6-2 away at table-toppers Lichfield, but there was better news for the fourth team who beat rivals Olton 2-1 thanks to goals from Archie Gale and Dan Honey-Smith and the fifth team tasted a 6-2 defeat against Northampton Saints.

In the women’s section, Warwick were hoping to add another three points to their tally when they welcomes Stourport to Gallows Hill but they lost 1-0.

Warwick started the game well but Stourport played a high pressing game and were giving their opponents very few opportunities to score however it did remain 0-0 at the break.

The second half continued in very much the same and Warwick’s best chance of finding a breakthrough came on the counter with Lucy McEvoy proving effective on the counter.

At the other end Warwick had to absorb a lot of pressure however with just minutes to go Stourport were able to slot the ball past the Warwick keeper to take a 1-0 lead and crucially take all three points from the game.