HOCKEY SLIDESHOW: Men’s 1st XI v Sutton Coldfield

Rugby & East Warwickshire win 3-1

Rugby & East Warwickshire Hockey Club

Dan Harris scores for Rugby 1sts against Sutton Coldfield at Hart Field on Saturday    PICTURES BY MIKE BAKER

Dan Harris scores for Rugby 1sts against Sutton Coldfield at Hart Field on Saturday PICTURES BY MIKE BAKER

REWHC Men’s 1st XI 3

Sutton Coldfield 1

The Men’s 1s got back on track with a win against Sutton Coldfield at Hart Field on Saturday.

Within the first couple of minutes it was clear that it would be a very physical game. Dan Harris scored against his former club, and Rugby stayed strong until the break at 1-0.

The 1st XI in action against Sutton Coldfield

The 1st XI in action against Sutton Coldfield

In the second half Sutton Coldfield scored from a short corner but that did not deter Rugby and they went 2-1 up from another trademark Szymon Oszyjczyk drag flick.

With the game intensifying a few cards were shown, but the home side stayed strong though and nearer the end of the game Szymon scored his second.

And with only two minutes left to play on the clock after the third goal, Sutton had no way of getting anything out of game.

Man of the Match this week went to Stuart Jones.

REWHC Ladies 1st XI 3

Lichfield 2nd XI 1

Rugby got off to a good start, putting pressure on the Lichfield defence.

Nicki Siarbawa capitalised on a poorly cleared ball from the keeper, putting the Rugby & East Warwickshire side 1-0 up within the first five minutes.

Not long after, Sarah Naylor’s skilful interception was threaded through to Laura Harris, who passed to Charlie Wooliscroft for her to reverse- stick-sweep it perfectly to deflect off the defender’s foot past the stranded keeper for 2-0 to Rugby.

Rugby’s defence had to withstand more than ten short corners in quick succession. Emma Olifant played well in goal and kept out all but one of Lichfield’s attacks, making the score 2-1.

Resolute efforts came from both Planty and B in defence, saving multiple shots on the goal line.

Katie Wooliscroft worked tirelessly in midfield earning her Man of the Match.

A well-worked short corner strung together by Charlie and Nicki ended in Izzie B volleying the ball home to kill off the game at 3-1.