21st Jul, 2018

Blossomfield Men crowned league champions

Craig Gibbons 30th Mar, 2018

SOLIHULL Blossomfield Men’s 1s were crowned MRHA West Midlands Premier League champions following their 1-1 draw with title rivals Sikh Unions.

Just two points separated the two sides and despite the tension and pressure, both teams played free-flowing and open hockey.

Early forays by both teams created openings but neither team was able to find the decisive break through until an opening presented itself through which Solihull were able to capitalise to take an invaluable lead.

With the home side requiring either a draw or victory to take the league title this left Sikh Union with a substantial mountain climb with two goals now being required to end their respective season top.

However, it was Solihull who looked the more likely team to score the next goal with numerous attacks on goal being created by the ever growing space left by a frantic Sikh Union side looking to save their season.

And it was a well worked short corner routine from Sikh Union that saw the scores levelled with just two minutes to spare on the clock.

Despite the last minute drama it was Blossomfield who retained the ball from the push back to see out the final minutes and take the honours as league champions.

Meanwhile, Blossomfield Ladies 1s cemented second spot in Midlands Division Two on Saturday with a 3-0 victory at Ashby Ladies.

The visitors dominated possession and put Ashby under significant pressure, not allowing the young team to settle into their own game.

The Blossomfield breakthrough came from a sublime team goal, with Lou Davis and Denise Fountain linking up with Alisha Lewis who slotted past the keeper.

After the break, Solihull upped the pressure and the pace of the game.

Two goals came in quick succession, the first of these from a short corner with Nicky Horton being sharpest in front of goal.

The second through persistence from Kate Digby in midfield passing to Sam Yarnold who took the keeper on and scored at the far post.

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