LEAMINGTON ladies’ masters team will be hoping it’s third time lucky this season as they kicked off another national cup run with a thumping win on Sunday.
The over 35s team had made it to the Investec Trophy quarter finals and semi finals in the last two years respectively, and took their first step towards the final comfortably beating Stratford 6-1. Sarah Gambling and Kerry Luckett both scored twice, while Debbie Burton and Jeanette Lloyd completed the scoring.
Just 24 hours earlier, Leamington ladies’ first team continued their perfect start to the league season with another impressive performance, demolishing Lichfield 9-1.
Luckett also bagged a brace in this game, as did Louise Bottrill and Dani Black, while Rachael Bradshaw, Rebecca Fleet and Sarah Brimyard all got on the scoresheet too, leaving Leamington two points clear at the top of the table.
It was, in fact, an unbeaten weekend for the ladies’ section; the 2nd XI played well but were ultimately left frustrated with a 1-1 draw away to Edgbaston – with captain Rachael Graham bagging a goal – while it was the same scoreline for the 3rd XI against Berkswell and Balsall Common, Clare Hassall scoring Leamington’s goal.
No such frustrations for the 4th XI though, who secured an impressive 3-0 win away at the University of Birmingham.
In the men’s section, the 1st XI lost 6-2 away to Coventry’s Sikh Union, with David Waby and Shaun Cuthill scoring for Leamington. However, the roles were revesed for the 2nd XI, who romped to an 8-3 victory against the same opponents.
Finally, the 3rd XI edged out a tight victory away to Aldridge & Walsall, winning 4-3.