HOCKEY: Rugby & East Warwickshire

Action between Rugby & East Warwickshire Hockey Club 3rd XI v Leek at Rugby School, Horton Crescent, Rugby.
Action between Rugby & East Warwickshire Hockey Club 3rd XI v Leek at Rugby School, Horton Crescent, Rugby.

1st XI share points with North Staffs

REWHC Men’s 1st XI 3

North Staffs 3

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For the second week running any neutral spectator would have had a prime seat as both teams battled out a 3-3 draw.

Building on last week’s almost performance of the season drawing 4-4 with national league promotion candidates Bournville, Rugby were able to continue this form.

The game started brightly in blustery conditions with Rugby passing fluently. Liam Brown misjudged an excellent cross-goal pass and Chris Graham had another that would have complimented the pressure.

A breakaway goal for Staffs through poor marking, then reacting poorly to a foot inside the D saw Rugby fall two goals behind.

Such is the team’s confidence currently they pulled a goal back before half time as Ali Jenkinson completed excellent work from Jack Duerden down the right flank.

In the second half Rugby continued the barrage on Staffs with Szymon Osycjyck scoring a drag flick to draw level. Staffs went ahead when Rugby conceded a penalty flick as the ball hit a body on the line.

Another drag flick by Szymon got Rugby level and it was a tense finish when Rugby had two penalty corners to snatch a win, but a point to each team ended a fair result.


Midlands 1st team League

Midlands Premier P W D L F A P

Bournville 16 12 3 1 85 29 39

Barford Tigers 16 12 2 2 66 31 38

Northampton Saints 16 9 2 5 57 37 29

Lichfield 16 9 2 5 62 45 29

North Stafford 16 7 4 5 36 35 25

Rugby & E Warwick 16 6 5 5 44 38 22

Harborne 16 5 5 6 36 40 20

Sutton Coldfield 16 5 4 7 52 68 18

Telford & Wrekin 16 5 0 11 35 57 15

Nottingham Univ 16 8 2 6 45 39 14

Edgbaston 16 1 3 12 17 49 6

Cov & North Warwick 16 1 0 15 19 86 3

Northampton Saints 3

REWHC Men’s 2nd XI 3

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REWHC Men’s 3rd XI 3

Leek 1

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West Bridgford 2

REWHC Men’s 4th XI 0

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REWHC Men’s 5th XI 2

Leek 5

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Melton Mowbray 2

REWHC Men’s 6th XI 3

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REWHC Men’s 7th XI 1

Leicester Westley 6

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