Warwick HC in top-of-the-table stalemate - Warwickshire hockey latest - The Leamington Observer

Warwick HC in top-of-the-table stalemate - Warwickshire hockey latest

Leamington Editorial 24th Oct, 2019   0

WARWICK and Edgbaston could not be separated in a top of the table clash in Midlands Division One.

A late penalty shot for Warwick was saved by the Edgbaston goalkeeper, meaning the visitors had to be content with a point after Henry Frost’s opener was cancelled out in the second half.

Frost lit up the game with an excellent finish after a slow start, prompting the hosts to impose themselves physically across the pitch.

While Sam Philpott made plenty of driving runs down the flank, there was only the one goal to savour in the first half, before Edgbaston came back into the game after the break.

A short corner was the source of the equalising goal from the hosts, one which Warwick were provided the opportunity to cancel out when awarded a penalty shot five minutes from time.

Tim Williams-Ellis was the man who stepped up to try and win the game, but his flick was easily saved, leaving Warwick in second.

The men’s third team lost out 3-1 at Bromsgrove 2nds, leaving them stranded at the bottom of the South West Premier after three games.

In South East Division Three, Warwick men’s fifth string battled to a 1-1 draw away to Northampton Saints’ Sixes, wth Killian Ashe scoring the opener for the sixth-placed visitors.


A FOURTH defeat in four leaves Rugby & East Warwickshire ladies’ without a win in Midlands Premier Division.

Losing 4-1 at Northampton Saints’ first XI, REWHC remain joint bottom with Harborne, with Kirby Harris’ goal the only saving grace from the afternoon.

The ladies 2nds had better fortunes in a 5-2 win at home against Atherstone, rising to seventh in Division One, while the ladies 3rds remain top of Division Three after thrashing visitors Sutton Coldfield 6ths.

Despite trailing by just two goals at the break, REWHC ladies fourth team were torn apart in an 11-0 drubbing by visitors Coventry & North Warwickshire 2nds in Division Four.

REWHC’s men’s first team sit joint-top of Midlands Division One with three other sides after cruising to a 4-1 victory on home turf against Worcester.

Tom Robson’s double and goals from Alex Hammant and Luke Armstrong sealed victory for their side who rise to third.

Streetly were clear victors in a 5-1 rout of the visiting men’s 2nds who registered their only goal through Gaz Unett to remain bottom of Midlands Division Two.

In East Midlands Premier, a six-goal thriller was edged by visitors Sikh Union against Rugby men’s 3rds.

The hosts provided the league leaders with a tough test, but with Archie Houghton and Rob Hedderwick the only players to score, REWHC were beaten 4-2 to slip to tenth.

Sikh Union’s Seconds were the scourge of Rugby & East Warwickshire once more, beating the visiting men’s fourth team 3-2 in South East Division One.

Stuart Morgan scored twice from short corners, but a last-gasp goal proved the difference to leave Rugby down in tenth,

A Ben Stutchbury hat-trick, Ed Thomas, Tom Scott-Brown, Jack Crinigan and Giles Morrison all found the net in Rugby & East Warwickshire 5ths 7-2 home win against Northampton Saints fourth team.

Rugby go joint top as a result.

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