SOLIHULL Blossomfield Ladies’ struggled to get out of second gear as they lost 2-0 at home to Warwick.
The hosts dominated possession in the first half but created few penetrating attacks, while the visitors were able to break against the run of play and took a narrow one-goal lead into half-time.
The visitors played attractive passing hockey in the second half and created a second sublime goal with an aerial ball from defence picked up in midfield, driven in to the D with great stick skills and looped over the Bloss keeper.
Bloss raised their game late on but it prove too little too late and they were unable to influence the final score, which remained 2-0 to the visitors.
Anna Wellings in defence and Nicky Horton in midfield were voted players of the match and Bloss still lie in third position in the Midlands Division 2 league but will be looking to get back on track away at Nottingham University this weekend.
There was better news for the club’s second team however as they came away from Old Silhillian with a 3-2 win.
Blossomfield started strongly against their local rivals and were rewarded with a short corner after only a few minutes.
However, despite having greater possession, it was Sils that scored first and they went on to score a second against the run of play to hold a 2-0 lead at the break.
After an inspirational half time team talk from captain Fiona Chamberlain, Bloss dominated the second period and Kate Horlser put one past the Sills goalkeeper to reduce the deficit.
The subsequent Sills attacks were thwarted by keeper Jane Rice and Player of the Match Susie Willard, then in a surging move Helen Kavanagh slotted the ball away to tie the score.
In an aggressive last 15 minutes, the play went from end to end, then Sills were awarded a short corner which they scored from to achieve the 3-2 victory.