A PENALTY corner strike from Kelly Smith and a well-taken penalty stroke from player of the match Nicki Siarbawa were not enough for Rugby and East Warwickshire Ladies’ Firsts to overcome Northampton Saints.
The Saints edged a close-fought Midlands Premier Division clash 3-2.
Grace Calder was the Ladies’ 2nds player of the match as they lost 2-0 to Loughborough Students, but a convincing performance from the Thirds sealed a 5-0 victory against Market Harborough 2nds, with goals from Laura, Clare, Julia Bower, Melis Baysal and player of the match Regan Walker.
Luke Armstrong and Adam Hewitt both scored twice to help the Rugby & EW Men’s First to a 4-3 success against Barton in the Midlands Premier Division. Jim Dickinson’s performance at right-back made him the player of the match.
Connor Robson was man of the match for a fantastic performance in goal as the Men’s Seconds won 3-2 against Finchfield 1sts, with goals from James Cummins and two deflections for Phil Dickinson.
Rugby 3rds were unfortunate to not come away with at least a draw after a penalty corner goal was disallowed in a 2-1 defeat to Nottingham University 4ths. Reuben Elliott scored a dragflick for Rugby in a tightly contested game while Charlie Crinnigan earned man of the match.
Goals to David Odwell, Richard Cook, David Manning and Kiran Clark earned Rugby 4ths a 4-1 victory against Sikh Union 2nds. Jared Fox was man of the match.
Rugby Men’s 5ths paid the price for a slow start as they went down 6-0 to Khalsa Leamington. Sam Morgan’s hard work in defence made him player of the match.
The Men’s Sixth went down 3-0 to Nuneaton but it was a closer game than the scoreline suggested.
Saturday Nov 13
Blue – Nuneaton – HF 09.15
Gold – Leamington White away
L1 – Ashby – HF 1200
L2 – Market Harborough 1st away
L3 – Long Buckby 1st – PC 14.00
L4 – Northampton Saints 5th AWAY
M1 – Northampton Saints – HF 14.00
M2 – Loughborough Town 2nd away
M3 – Beeston 3rd away
M4 – Stratford 3rd away
M5 – Wellingborough 1st – RS 12.00
M6 – Warwick Uni 4th – HF 15.30
M7 – Atherstone 4thaway
Sunday Nov 14
U10A – Towcester away
U8 – Towcester away
M40 – Worcester – HF 13.00