Students outsmart men's first team - Warwick Hockey Club latest - The Leamington Observer

Students outsmart men's first team - Warwick Hockey Club latest

Leamington Editorial 14th Nov, 2019   0

WARWICK fell to successive defeats in Men’s Midlands Division One for the first time this season after going down 6-2 against University of Nottingham 2nds.

The visiting students took a slender lead heading into half-time, despite Warwick demonstrating some confident play in the opening period.

A one-sided second half followed, with Callum Savage beaten twice in quick succession to leave the hosts with a mountain to climb.

Martyn Stickley and Henry Frost came close to reducing the arrears, before David Bryce finally found the net and got Warwick on the scoreboard.

Any momentum, however, was immediately halted by a fourth Nottingham goal, though captain Tim Williams-Ellis kept Warwick on the visitors’ tail with a screamer that flew into the bottom corner.

Warwick threw everything they could muster at the students but it was not to be, as the visitors chalked up two more goals to finish the encounter.

The result leaves Warwick fifth, four points behind their opponents, who sit top of the table.

A narrow 2-1 loss to Kings Heath Pickwick condemned Warwick’s third team to a sixth defeat in six fixtures in South West Premier, while Sutton Coldfields 7ths were 1-0 victors over the men’s 5ths in South East Division Three.


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