HOCKEY: A LENGTHY away trip to Shrewsbury proved worthwhile for Warwick 3rd’s who earned an impressive 2-0 win against the Shropshire side.
Despite missing several regular players, Warwick proved a dominant force up front and started the game well – dominating possession and keeping Shrewsbury in their own half.
Andrew Dellow, Simon Shepherd and Alp Shaw all had chances early on, though their chances either went wide or were well saved by the busy Shrewsbury keeper.
Warwick eventually broke the deadlock following a well-worked switch play from the left which fell to John Kane, whose first effort was blocked but the forward was sharp enough to life his rebound effort over the grounded keeper.
Shrewsbury worked well on the counter attack and regularly had Warwick in trouble during the second half.
A crucial second goal provided a comfortable gap for Warwick though as Simon Shepherd doubled the visiting side’s lead.
It could have been three for Warwick moments later, though this slip short corner goal was ruled out for the ball not being placed in the right place on the line for the injection point.
Dan Kingman earned player of the match for his efforts tireless efforts throughout the game.
Warwick Ladies 1st XI meanwhile couldn’t hold onto a two goal lead as they drew 2-2 with Boots Ladies 2nd XI.
Helen Barron sent a quick back post pass to Izzy Hurst who scored following a lucky deflection to put Warwick ahead.
Katie Rankin then made it 2-0 just after half-time as rain started to pour down, which evidently favoured the away side.
Boots Ladies earned multiple short corners and soon halved their deficit before levels with a wide angled shot with the time ticking down.
Katie Rankin took player of the match for her strong defensive role as well as the attacking skill she showed to give Warwick their second goal.
Men’s 5th XI impressed at home with a sold 5-2 win against Northampton Saints.
Chris Waller, Wilbur Williams, Josh Cooper, Callum Sutcliffe and Dave Bray provided the goals.