WARWICK Hockey Club’s men’s fifth team went down 4-3 to Leicester 4ths in South East Division Three.
As the only side from the club to be in action at the weekend, Warwick were forced to play a makeshift side with a number of squad members unavailable.
So there was real jubilation when the visitors were successful with their attacking intent. Man-of-the-match performer Jem Teasdale starred with a brace, while Kelvin Morris also got in on the act.
But without their usual defensive line-up to call upon, Leicester were equally prolific in finding the net to edge the encounter by a single goal.
A NARROW 4-3 defeat in Midlands Division One was suffered by Rugby & East Warwickshire’s men’s first team at the hands of Northampton Saints.
The defeat means that Rugby will go into the New Year second in the division behind the University of Nottingham’s second string – who are four points clear at the top.
Goals were provided by Tom Robson, Adam Hewitt and Oliver Dear, while a man-of-the-match performance from Jack Fisher was not quite enough to earn a seventh victory of the season.
In East Midlands Premier, REWHC’s third team were again unsuccessful as their struggles near the foot of the table continue.
They were beaten 2-1 by Beeston 3rds in a game in which they trailed from the early stages.
A penalty corner led to Lee Marriott’s equaliser from a penalty corner, though the failure to capitalise on numerous attacking phases proved costly when Beeston found a second-half winner.
The depleted ladies’ second team were blown away by Leamington 2nds in a 4-0 rout in Division One of the Warwickshire Womens Hockey League, in stark contrast to a thumping 5-0 win for the third XI at the expense of Berkswell & Balsall Common 2nds in Division Three.
A second-half comeback earned Rugby’s fourth team a 3-2 win at home to Atherstone’s third XI in Division Four.
Three unanswered goals from Jackie Adlum, Jo Ferguson and Natalia Perzylo helped their side recover from two goals down to earn all three points and rise to sixth in the process.