WARWICK men’s first team recorded a first win in five games by beating Worcester 5-1 to move into seventh place in Midlands Division One.
Tim Williams-Ellis fluffed an early chance to register on the scoreboard when opting to tee up teammate Ben Clarke, rather than shoot from a promising position, although he immediately redeemed himself when tapping him the opening goal.
A second was added when Henry Frost bundled the ball over the line to continue Warwick’s dominance, although their lead was halved moments after the break to bring the game back into contention.
Martyn Stickley restored some breathing space when applying a deft finish, before teammates Williams-Ellis and Frost registered their second goals of the afternoon.
The only other men’s side in action were the fifth XI, who, despite putting in a good showing, were unable to prevent runaway South East Division Three leaders Loughborough Carrilion running out 3-0 winners.
A 5-1 victory was also recorded by the women’s first team, at the expense of Coventry & North Warwickshire in Division One of the Warwickshire Women’s Hockey League.
It keeps Warwick top of the pile ahead of the Christmas break.
Warwick captain Izzy Hurst led by example and opened the floodgates with a clinical finish.
Alex Fillmore struck from the first short corner of the game, before Lauren Turner capitalised on confusion in the Coventry penalty area to find the net.
Two further strikes followed after the break, courtesy of Fillmore and Hurst after some wonderfully-worked hockey, rendering a consolation a mere blemish on the final scoreline.
The women’s third XI also sit top in Division Three, following a 3-0 win over Sutton Coldfield 6ths.
Liz Holding, Anna Young and Lucy Archer all found the net to ensure a tenth win of the campaign and continue their unbeaten start.