Great start to Premier season for 1st XI
Mens 1st XI Midlands Premier League
REWHC Men’s 1st XI 3 v 1 Harborne
Sponsored by Webb Ellis
The first league home match proved to be another valuable three points, with a 100% record to start the season. Rugby looked solid with much of the early possession and that led to a penalty corner which Szymon Oszyjczyk converted with a low drag flick. As Rugby continued to dominate, chances were missed from open play Ben Kluth on his reverse stick and three more penalty corners not converted. Nearer half time an aerial expertly taken down by Henry Harrison led to a string of solid passes and dually converted with a top deflection by Tom Morgan.
Rugby started the second half poorly with simple missed passes leading to a high press by Harborne. A really obvious foot was missed by the umpire and led to a poor goal conceded by Rugby, but felt quite unfairly treated in the build up. As the game settled again it began to open up but Rugby couldn’t convert more penalty corner opportunities. The third goal and cushion came from scrappy play in the D and Szymon Oszyjczyk passed into an open net.
Rugby are joint top of the table with Bournville and North Stafford who have also won their opening two games.
Away to Edgbaston next week on the University water based, looking to keep the superb run of form going. Edgbaston have yet to get off the mark in the table.
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M1 v Edgbaston - Away
M2 v Cannock – 1300 Hart Field
M3 v Cannock - Away
M4 v Beeston – 1200 Rugby School
M5 v Beeston – 1200 Rugby School
M6 v Coalville – 1430 Hart Field
M7 v Northampton Saints - Away
L1 v Solihul Blossomfield - Away
L2 v Leamington - Away
L3 v Olton & West Warks – 1230 Bilton High School
Badgers 1 v Badgers 2 – 1000 Bilton High School