10th Dec, 2019

Frustrating weekend for Warwick Hockey

HOCKEY: WARWICK were unable to build on last week’s win as they slipped to a 4-1 loss against Hampton-in-Arden at home.

Hopes of making progress in the Midlands 1 table were halted as Warwick struggled to cope with a quick and dangerous Hampton side.

Warwick enjoyed the majority of possession in the opening half though as Hampton used the counter attack to boost their chances of scoring.

And it was a counter attack which provided Hampton with the opening goal as the visiting side were quickest to react to a free hit just outside the Warwick 23.

The hosts responded though and were soon level when a short corner caught the stick of Martyn to be deflected into the goal on the stroke of half time.

Though Warwick entered the second half level, things didn’t work out as planned.

Previous warnings for stick tackles and appealing at the umpire – from both teams – resulted in Warwick seeing three green and three yellow cards.

Hampton were able to capitalise on their on-field advantage and made the score 2-1 through a short corner.

Their lead was quickly doubled when a penalty flick put the game beyond Warwick’s reach before salt was rubbed into the wound when Hampton made it four before the final whistle.

2nds

FOLLOWING three consecutive league wins, Warwick’s 2nd team were held to a frustrating 0-0 draw against Bournville.

Bournville started the game strongly and dominated the opening exchanges.

But it was Warwick that had the first meaningful chance when Waller and Reginald linked up well in the midfield while Taylor, Slora, and Leatherdale began to stretch the Bournville defence.

Cowan played a strong role in Warwick’s defence, using the full extent of his arm to poke any potential threat clear.

Warwick then had a goal disallowed at the start of the second half following a goalmouth scramble.

Both teams were stretched in the closing moments as they game ended in a draw.

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