WARWICK maintained their unbeaten start to the 2015/16 campaign thanks to an entertaining 4-3 victory away at Coalville in the Midland League Division Two.
Warwick went into Saturday’s match high in confidence but they were faced with a challenging trip to Coalville who had won their previous three matches.
The visitors were on top for almost the entire opening period and managed to gain a three-goal lead courtesy of goals from Bryce, William-Ellis and Pomfret.
However Coalville drew one back jut before half-time through a well executed short corner routine and that gave them confidence heading into the second half.
The hosts put lots of pressure on Warwick in the next 30 minutes and managed to get themselves back on level terms with ten minutes remaining.
But despite not having played their best hockey, Warwick showed great character to find what proved to be the winning goal through Alastair Smith’s deflected shot.
The win pushes Warwick up to fourth in the table and could potentially go top if they beat Shrewsbury this Saturday and other results go their way.
Warwick’s third team side were also in action on Saturday when a youthful side were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Warwick University.
The hosts enjoyed much of the possession but had to be wary of a university side that looked dangerous on the break.
Rich Kelly scored the only goal of the first half to hand the hosts a slender lead at the break.
In the second period Warwick’s normally reliable ball retention let them down and this allowed the visitors to make it 1-1.
The ever reliable John Kane could have won it for Warwick but he was left frustrated when his drag flick at a penalty corner was well saved by a defender on the line.
Warwick’s fourth team remain unbeaten this season thanks to a 6-2 win on the road at Sutton Coldfield, with James Druce (3), Kelvin Morris (2) and Phil Holding (1) getting the goals.
And four goals from Wilbur Williams ensured the fifth team returned to winning ways after beating Hampton-in-Arden 5-2.
One team from the club’s womens’ section were also in action with the second team tasting a 3-1 defeat at home to league leaders Atherstone.
Despite numerous chances for both teams, it was Atherstone who came out winners with Ellie Salmon scoring the only goal for Warwick.
Anyone interested in joining Warwick should contact Dom Simpson on 07971 815761 or visit www.warwickhockey.co.uk.