Latest REHC team reports
Hampton 2 REWHC Men’s 1st 1
Rugby’s unbeaten run ended in a game they would have hoped to win. Rugby were without Oszyjczyk and despite dominating the game and creating numerous chances they missed his clinical finishing. Hampton on the other hand had two chances and scored them both.
Chris Graham was able to convert for Rugby, but it wasn’t enough and Rugby lost out on important points. The only consolation is that Bourneville and Notts Uni in 1st and 2nd drew, leaving Rugby in 4th on 9 points and the three teams above them on 10.
Next week Rugby take on Bourneville at Hart field in their toughest test of the season so far.
REWHC Men’s 2nd 2 Loughborough Students 3
Rugby went ahead through well odd Dave assisted by well odd Colin. The students then upped their game scoring two quick goals. Rugby were able to pull level before half time, Andy Sellers’ shot was stopped on the line by the defenders foot and Jack Duerden converted the resultant flick. Rugby battled hard in the second half and it looked like they had secured an important point, but dreams were dashed by a 100mph drag flick in the last minute.
Loughborough Students 6 REWHC Men’s 3rd 1
Rugby battled hard in a physical match, trying their best to break down the slick play of the students. Rugby came close to taking the lead but Kay was taken out clinically by the Loughborough keeper and they were unable to convert the subsequent corner.
Despite some fine saves by Fletcher in goal, and firm defending, Rugby were unable to contain the Students who were 5-0 up by half time. Rugby improved and drew the second half, the highlight being a fine goal on his debut from Mom Oscar Kay. Despite the final score line Rugby showed they were much better than the 9-0 loss from last year.
Leek HC 0 REWHC Men’s 4th 9
The first half saw Rugby have prolonged spells of pressure with no goals to show for it, but the second half saw a more of a killer instinct from rugby going 2-0 up within five minutes.
Goals from Mark Huskinson and David Cook displayed excellent passing hockey. The 4ths stepped it up a gear with Kristian Browne quickly scoring three low reverse stick strikes, but minutes later an over the shoulder take from Browne saw yellow. The team held strong and did not concede thanks to hard work from back four The team proceeded to score with Huskinson scoring and Browne picking up two more, with Dave Manning powering a rebound of his own shot past the stranded keeper to make it 9-0.
REWHC Men’s 5th 2 Leek 3
In another highly competitive match Rugby put on a display of disciplined defending and exciting, counter-attacking hockey, which left the result finely balanced right up until the last whistle. Alfie Sewell and MoM Andy Walker scored to twice pull Rugby level but Leek got the decider three minutes from the end.
Old Silhillians Badgers 1 REWHC Badgers A 0
A tough first half for REWHC Badgers A against a very well drilled strong Old Silihilans side, which saw Old Sils edge in front with a goal. Rugby tightened their defence for the second half and there were some great performances by Ben, Harvey, Euan, and Finlay with Harry making some great saves as GK. Rugby had a few shots on goal by George and Jacob, with Matty and Ellen supporting. A draw was on the cards but was not meant to be. New debutees Katie and Adam did very well.
REWHC Badgers B 1 Welford Badgers 1
Rugby totally dominated the first ten minutes but Welford though soon began to put more pressure on the ball, limiting Rugby to the odd break away. Welford created the opening scoring opportunity and duly converted to lead 1-0 at half time.
The second half saw a much improved display from Rugby as they created space stretching the game wide. Collins, Nobes, Wyllie and Hewitt began to run the show, backed up by debutants Annie Church and Evie Atkin putting in strong performances at the back. Welford’s keeper had made a string of fine saves before Bower broke away down the right into the circle and calmly caressed the ball into the roof of the net to earn a well-deserved draw.
REWHC Ladies 1st 4 Warwick Uni 1
The Ladies continued their winning form with a good win against the students of Warwick. It was an exciting game with two penalty flicks. Laura was awarded MOM and joint DOD goes to Emma Olifent and Caroline Emmett.
REWHC Ladies 2nd 4 Shipston 0
Olton 1 REWHC Ladies 3rd 3