Warwick maintain 100 per cent winning start - The Leamington Observer

Warwick maintain 100 per cent winning start

Leamington Editorial 17th Oct, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016   0

TALK of promotion could well be on the cards for Warwick after they recorded a third consecutive victory in the Midland League Division One thanks to a narrow 2-1 home win over Burton.

In a hard fought contest, despite lots of Warwick pressure, chances were at a premium for the first 15 minutes but the pressure soon began to tell.

Warwick took a deserved lead through a well worked short corner routine involving Fleet and Smythe ended with Stickley making they breakthrough and they came close again through Hobbs and Pomfret but were unable to find a second goal.

An opportunistic finish with the last touch of the half saw Burton go in to the break level.

The second half saw renewed Warwick pressure with the Burton keeper pulling off several excellent saves, however the hosts were rewarded for their determination when Stickley got his second to put his side 2-1 up.

Warwick held out in the final five minutes to record their third win of the season and up next is a trip to Sikh Union Nottingham this Saturday.

Warwick ladies produced their best performance of the season but it was not enough as they went down 2-1 away at Solihull Blossomfield.

Solihull’s fifth short corner gave them a lead which lasted all of a minute before Lyssi Mildenstein equalised direct from the re-start.

Warwick thought they had taken the lead early in the second half thanks to a superbly worked short corner culminating with Kirstin Bryce flicking the ball into the top corner of the net but it was disallowed following Solihull protests.

Shortly afterwards Warwick conceded what proved to be the winning goal for the home side to end a tense affair.


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