IT PROVED to be an afternoon to forget for Warwick’s third team after they got themselves on the receiving end of a 7-2 defeat at table-topping Olton.
Warwick started brightly with early pressure and opened the scoring thanks to John Kane’s short corner drag flick.
However, this seemed to lift Olton who stepped up their game and quickly scored five in reply to hole a comfortable lead at hlaf-time with Warwick seemingly unable to track and mark the Olton players.
They did try to re-group in the second half and played some good hockey by winning a string of short corners and Ben Cooper scored scored with a neat reverse stick chip shot.
But Olton’s pressure earned them two further goals in the second period to wrap up a comfortable win.
In the women’s section, Warwick’s second team returned to winning ways be recording an excellent 3-1 win on the road at Edgbaston.
Nicki Breeds, Ally Keay and player-of-the-match Lys Mildenstein bagged the goals for Warwick.
It was not such good news for the women’s fourth team who tasted a 3-1 defeat against Hampton-in-Arden despite dominating most of the match.
Warwick registered around 30 shots at goal but still ended the game with just the one goal which was not enough.
The opposition scored from break-away goals and Holly Nicholls scored the team’s only goal of the game.
Warwick remain 12 points clear of their nearest rival and are on track to achieve a third place finish having, which is a brilliant improvement from last year’s position at the bottom of the table.
Anyone interested in Warwick Hockey Club should contact Dom Simpson on 07971 815761 or go to warwickhockey.co.uk.