HOCKEY: IT WAS a disappointing return to action for Warwick’s third team as they started the second half of the season with a 2-1 defeat away at a much-changed Burton side.
Warwick struggled to find any real urgency and although many individual players performed well, they were unable to offer enough of a threat in attack.
Burton looked to the long ball to create their attacks but these were picked off in midfield and defence and there seemed little in the game from either side.
Burton scored in the first half from a rare but well worked short corner and again in the second half from a deflected short corner shot.
For Warwick John Sawdon scored a late consolation goal, again from a short corner but it was Simon Shepherd earned the player-of-the-match vote and Nick Kishor put in a fine debut performance in midfield.
Elsewhere, the fifth team returned with a difficult away trip to Leicester and lost out 4-1 with Josh Cooper scoring Warwick’s only goal of the game.
Leicester would have added more goals to their tally had it not been for stand in goalkeeper and player-of-the-match Dave Ruddock.
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