22nd May, 2019

Olton Ladies sunk by leaders

Craig Gibbons 22nd Nov, 2018

OLTON LADIES were no match for unbeaten Conference West leaders Stourport who maintained their 100 per cent record with a 4-2 victory.

Olton found themselves a goal down to a penalty corner in the tenth minute and a second 16 minutes later.

Sade Gerald pulled one back in the 29th minute but Stourport scored a minute later.

It took until 25 minutes into the second period before Gerald scored her second to give Olton a chance of a comeback.

However, Stourport scored their fourth in the 66th minute to secure the victory.

There was better luck for the Olton men’s squad who edged out University of Birmingham 3-2 to move top of the Conference West standings.

University of Birmingham started the brighter and scored a goal from open play in the tenth minute.

The game was being played at a tremendous pace and it took another ten minutes of end-to-end play before Tom Mallett finished off a flowing team move for 1-1.

Both defences held firm for the rest of the half and the scoreline stayed level going into the break.

Eight minutes into the second half the students went ahead with a second goal from open play.

However, five minutes later Olton were on level terms after a Pete Jackson drag flick from a penalty corner.

In the last minute Mallett scored a second goal to give Olton a priceless win.

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