Men’s 1sts report and Saturday’s fixtures
Rugby & East Warwickshire Hockey Club Men’s 1st XI 1
Sutton Coldfield 4
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Rugby have lost momentum in their chase for third place.
After winning the last encounter 10-5 Rugby went into the game with a slight arrogance that it would be won with their dominance.
However, Sutton started brightly, managing to play the ball into attacking positions and Rugby were sloppy in passing forward successfully. Sutton led at half time 2-0 when twice an attacker wasn’t picked up in the D and it was easily converted.
Rugby came back with purpose. A change at centre half got the ball flowing better through midfield and within five minutes Szymon Osycyjck scored a real team goal with four superb passes in and around the D. This catalyst led to a great deal of pressure but no backbone. Ten penalty corners and two 1 v 1s with the keeper meant it was a tough one to watch for our spectators. Sutton got the third and fourth with ten minutes to play that sealed the win.
It felt like a one-off for Rugby, something didn’t click which we all hope will against Lichfield this week.
Fixtures for Saturday 15th
M1 v Lichfield - away
M2 v West Bridgford – 1300 – Hart Field
M3 v Sutton Coldfield - away
M4 v Northampton Saints – 1200 – Rugby School
M5 v Northampton Saints – 1130 – Rugby School
M6 v Lichfield – 1530 – Hart Field
M7 v Warwick Uni - away
L1 v Leamington - away
L2 v Stratford – Bilton High
L3 v Old Sils – away
Badgers 1 v Old Sils – away
Badgers 2 v Market Harborough – 1000 – Bilton High