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Thumping victory for Rugby & East Warwickshire Ladies at home to Sutton Coldfield

Steve Carpenter 2nd Dec, 2015 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016

RUGBY & East Warwickshire ladies’ first team recorded an emphatic 7-0 victory at home to Sutton Coldfield’s fourth team on Saturday.

The home side dominated from the off and waited patiently for the opening goal which eventually came when Emma Allan set up Nicki who fired home pas the goalkeeper.

A second goal came shortly after when Izzy Powel found the back of the net and a third goal came courtesy of a short corner to put Rugby three goals in front at half-time.

A period of solid defending followed shortly after the break as Sutton Coldfield responded to the pressure well and came out fighting for the second half.

However Rugby responded equally and put into play some wonderful recycling, much to the pleasure of coach Sue Sutton and goalkeeper Emma O who had a quiet game.

Sally, Leanne, Planty and Amber continued to put pressure onto the opposition, enabling Izzy P to score her second goal of the match.

Another well-timed feed from Charlie Woolliscroft allowed Nicky to score her fourth and Lil scored the last goal with an all-mighty strike to wrap up an emphatic victory.

Elsewhere in the ladies section, the second team lost 4-0 at home to Warwick while the third team lost 4-1 at Berkswell & Balsall.

The men’s second team lost 5-3 away at Nottingham University with Philip Dickinson scoring what proved to be a consolation hat-trick on his 18th birthday.

Dickinson’s goal put the visitors 1-0 up but they conceded three goals without reply to go 3-1 down with 20 minutes to go.

Rugby produced a stunning comeback to get themselves back on level terms at 3-3 thanks to two further goals by Dickinson, but Rugby conceded twice again to lose 5-3.

The third team also tasted defeat after losing 7-4 at Loughborough Students, as to did the fourth team who lost 4-1 at home to Nottingham University.

There was better news for the fifth team who tasted success after beating Leek at home 4-2, but it was familiar story for the seventh string side who lost 4-2 at home to Coalville.

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