Hockey
Bloss Leek four goals in defeat

By Jamie Arrowsmith Wednesday 28 November 2012 Updated: 28/11 14:23

Solihull Blossomfield Ladies 2 Leek 4

MRHA Division Two

TWO first half goals were not enough to save Bloss from defeat in an entertaining contest against Leek on Saturday.

Having fallen behind inside two minutes, Bloss got themselves level thanks to a superb piece of skill by veteran Denise Fountain who lifted the ball over the keeper.

Leek regained the lead but Bloss ensured it was 2-2 at the break thanks to Julie Spence.

The second half produced more free flowing hockey but whilst Leek scored twice more, Bloss missed their best chance from a penalty flick.

Fiona Chamberlain was named Bloss’ player of the match for producing plenty of good work in defence.

THE 2nds were beaten 6-1 by Warwickshire League Division One leaders Birmingham University.

Both sides had a fair share of possession but Birmingham proved more clinical in front of goal and had opened up a 4-0 advantage by half time.

Bloss’ consolation came from player of the match Clare Christian who scored from a short corner but Birmingham scored twice more to end any slim hopes of a comeback.

PLAYER of the match Becca Hicks was on target as the 3rds lost 3-1 against Nuneaton.

A strong first half display from Nuneaton saw them go 3-0 ahead before Bloss pulled one back in the second half when Hicks struck from a short corner.

THE Men’s 2nds got back to winning ways with a 3-1 success at Market Drayton.

A number of opportunities went begging for Bloss in the first half as they went in level at 0-0.

Bloss continued to be on the front foot at the start of the second half so it came as something of a surprise when they fell behind after being caught on the break.

They refused to let their heads drop though and made it 1-1 through Andy Rice before Adam Jobson’s cheeky reverse stick shot made it 2-1.

With Bloss now firmly in control they secured the victory with five minutes left when Rice grabbed his second of the game.

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