Olton Ladies sunk by leaders - The Solihull Observer

Olton Ladies sunk by leaders

Solihull Editorial 22nd Nov, 2018   0

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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