Warwick remain top over Christmas break - The Leamington Observer

Warwick remain top over Christmas break

Leamington Editorial 15th Dec, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016   0

A NINTH consecutive win at home to Melton will keep Warwick top of the Midland League Second Division over the Christmas break.

Warwick dominated the match and claimed a comfortable 3-0 win to remain one point ahead of Warwick University.

Despite creating several notable chances, Warwick failed to capitalise and went into the break level at 0-0.

However, they returned for the second half looking to rectify this and went on to outclass their opponents.

Nick Baker confidently converted a penalty for the opening goal of the game and this was followed by a trademark Martyn Stickley brace.

Man of the match James Barrett enjoyed a stellar game in the heart of the defence and was able to cut out every Melton counter attack.

Having won nine games and drawn one, Warwick will be hoping to pick up where they left off in the new year in a bit to win promotion to Midland League Division One.

Warwick’s third team also tasted success by thumping Bardford Tigers 5-1 with both Ali Clark and Andrew Dellow scoring a brace.

Ian Best got the other goal for Warwick who ended 2015 on a high.

A disappointing end to the first half of the season for Warwick’s fourth team saw them go down 3-1 at Barford Tigers following some ‘interesting’ umpiring decisions which saw Phil Holding receive a yellow card and Dave Bray a green card.

George Holding’s superb strike gave Warwick hope and earned him the man of the match award, but unfortunately it was not enough to bring home any points.

In the women’s section, Warwick’s third team came up against a tough Birmingham Wasps side and fell to a 4-2 defeat.

Warwick’s tenacity and some great runs down the right wing from Captain Krissie Howe proved they were not going to give up without a fight.

After a green card to Warwick and a dramatic red card to Wasps, Warwick fought hard and managed to secure two good goals but were unable to stop the skillful Wasps attack from scoring four.

Anyone interested in joining Warwick Hockey Club should contact Dom Simpson on 07971815761 ir visit www.warwickhockey.co.uk.

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