WARWICK Ladies came from behind to rescue a point at home to Worcester following Saturday’s 2-2 draw.
After a comfortable win in the first half of the season, Warwick were hopeful of a repeat but sadly this was not the case.
Worcester applied all of the pressure early on with Emily Ingall-Tombs, Rebekah Weaver, Emilia Dunkerley, Katie Butler and Loz Rigby all having to work hard in the Warwick defence.
The hosts however soon settled into the match and began creating chances before the first goal came courtesy of a superb drag flick by Sally
Rankin to put Warwick one goal in front at half-time.
But Worcester came flying out of the blocks after the re-start and five minutes of madness on Warwick’s behalf allowed the visitors to score twice in quick succession.
Not to be deterred, Warwick again moved through the gears with Izzy Hurst and player of the match Ellie Pillsworth linking well as more chances.
Martha Hayes and Lucy McEvoy were thwarted on many occasions but super sub Sally Rankin was able to level the score with an excellent individual goal.
She took the ball past several Worcester defenders before slotting the ball home from what looked like an impossible angle.
Despite the hard work from all of the team, including debutant Katie Rankin, Warwick were unable to find a winner.
In the men’s section, Warwick’s third team travelled to Worcester but came home empty handed after tasting a 4-1 defeat against Worcester.
Warwick dominated proceedings earlys on but it was Worcester who took the lead agains the run of play after taking advantage of a missed tackle.
The goal disrupted Warwick as their opponents took control of the match although Rich Kelly came close with a difficult chance and Andrew Dellow was thwarted twice by the Worcester keeper.
The second half started in a similar pattern as the first but after a positive initial spell for Warwick, they were had it all to do after conceding three goals to go 4-0 down in the match.
Late in the game Warwick were awarded a short corner which Chris Roberts was able to score from but it proved to be little more than a consolation goal.
Elsewhere, John Sawdon scored a brace as Warwick’s fourth team got back to winning ways by beating Worcester 4-2, while Andy Hall scored for the fifth team in a 3-1 defeat at Loughborough Town.