17th Nov, 2019

Two from two for Warwick - Warwickshire hockey round-up

Ben Tyler 17th Oct, 2019

BRIDGNORTH were hit for six as Warwick made it two wins from two in Midlands Division One.

Max Grossmith netted in the early stages with a shot through the keeper’s legs before Archie Gale slotted home moments later from a short corner.

Martyn Stickley added to the score when being provided with the simple task of a close-range finish after Gale had raced clear on goal with a 75-yard run.

One more goal arrived before half-time, provided by Albie Cohen after a well-worked team move.

Stickley had a second midway through the second half, before Ajan Reginald added to Bridgnorth’s misery and further improved the look of Warwick’s goal difference at the top of the table.

Warwick visit Edgbaston on Saturday (1.30pm).

Izzy Hurst and Alex Filmore both claimed braces for Warwick’s women’s first XI in a 7-1 thrashing of Sutton Coldfield thirds in Division One of the Warwickshire Women’s Hockey League.

The women’s side host Khalsa Leamington Thirds on Saturday (1pm).

Warwick’s fifth XI came from behind to win 2-1 against Coventry & North Warwick Thirds in South East Division Three.

After conceding just before half-time, Warwick overturned the deficit through Ben Holding and Conan Fernandez to edge an enthralling game.

The club’s only loss of the weekend was at home to Harborne Thirds, where Warwick Thirds were put to the sword in a 6-1 defeat in the South West Premier Division.


RUGBY & East Warwickshire’s ladies first XI were edged out in a seven-goal thriller against Leamington in Midlands Premier Division.

The lead changed hands twice in the opening half, with the score standing at 2-2 by half-time.

Both sides cancelled each other out again at the beginning of the second half, before Leamington found a fourth to win the game.

REWHC visit Northampton Saints on Saturday (11am).

The ladies second string had better fortunes in a 3-0 win over Leamington Thirds in Division One, thanks to two from Indie Green and an open-play goal from Lara Naylor.

A similarly straightforward task lay in wait for REWHC’s ladies third team, who beat Barford Tigers 3-1 in Division Three, while the fourth XI went down 4-0 to Old Silhillians Thirds in Division Four.

Adam Hewitt was at the double in the men’s first XI’s 4-0 thumping of Old Halesonians.

Luke Armstrong and Ben Wiltshire also found the net in the Midlands Division One encounter.

The men’s Seconds were on the receiving end of a 5-0 drubbing by Burton in Division Two, although the result was somewhat more respectable than the men’s third XI’s 8-1 defeat by Ashby in the East Midlands Premier Division.

Richard Cook made scored the only goal for REWHC at 2-1, prior to the late onslaught.

An inter-club fixture between the men’s fifth and sixth sides resulted in a 1-1 draw in Midlands South East Division Two.

Giles Morrison struck for the fifth XI from a penalty corner, before Richard Hardy secured a point for the sixth team with a penalty stroke.

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