HOCKEY: PERSHORE proved too strong for Yardley on Saturday as the latter slipped to a 2-0 loss in their latest West Midlands Division One clash.
Yardley’s youthful squad were soon under pressure against their more experienced opponents as Pershore pushed play forward from the off.
Neal Makepeace was forced into making a series of bold saves before Yardley eventually found a way to move forward with some attacks of their own.
Though the contest appeared even prior to half time, Pershore took the lead prior to the break with a well-worked goal.
Yardley tried hard to get back on level terms before the break, but Pershore held on for the rest of the half.
The visitors continued their forward thinking play when the game re-started, but – again – Yardley’s defence held firm.
Skipper Zach Jarvis led a series of attacks with the help of Jeevan Chagger, but the pair were unable to inspire any comeback.
And soon Pershore doubled their lead when a rebound from an initial save was pounced upon.
The 2-0 loss came as another blow to the struggling Yardley squad. They’re next in action against Newtown this weekend.