Mixed start to the year for Warwick - The Leamington Observer

Mixed start to the year for Warwick

Leamington Editorial 15th Jan, 2020   0

WARWICK started the year with a win and a loss as their Division One campaign continued last weekend.

The weekend in the Midland Men’s Hockey League began with Saturday’s 2-1 loss at Sutton Coldfield, followed by a 3-0 win at Old Halesonians the following day.

In the opening match, a short corner gave Warwick the breakthrough as David Bryce swept the ball through the goalkeeper’s legs for a deserved lead.

Sutton equalised against the run of play however with a well taken short corner of their own, leaving James Barrett beaten despite his best efforts.

The hosts were buoyed by the leveller and came back into the game, finding a winner to the frustrations of Warwick when an unmarked Sutton forward turned the ball home.

Sunday’s encounter against an Old Hales side marooned at the bottom of the table proved far more rewarding for Warwick.

A change of formation for the visitors was an initial stumbling block, but Warwick eventually grew in confidence and went in front through captain Tim Williams-Ellis from a goalmouth scramble.

Martyn Stickley fired home the second goal to give his side a cushioned lead heading into the break, before adding a second during a quiet second half.

In South East Division Three, a frustrating 2-0 loss for the men’s fifth string at the hands of Rugby & East Warwickshire failed to reflect the plethora of chances that fell their way.


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