THE RECENT revival of Solihull Blossomfield’s first team has continued after a 3-2 win over Edgbaston 2nds in the Midland Men’s Hockey League.
It extends Bloss’ unbeaten run to four games, having lost the opening eight fixtures of the season, pushing them up to tenth in the West Midlands Premier table.
A positive statement was made by a Solihull side eager to attack from the first whistle, so it was unfortunate when the hosts drew first blood from a counter-attack.
Sam Lloyd’s leveller prompted Abhid Chaudhry to put the visitors in front with a deflected effort, though Edgbaston hit back within minutes of the restart.
Not content with a draw, Bloss pushed on and found a winner when Alex Bevins received from Christian Gregory’s quick hit and dispatched into the net.
Solihull’s second team had less problems in disposing of Droitwich 1sts in South West Division One, running out 3-0 winners for their third successive win.
Despite going into the game against a Droitwich side who were second in the table, eighth-placed Blossomfield were notably braver in their attacking exploits, going in front through Chris Lane from a penalty corner.
Droitwich were instead the side having to hold firm at the back, limiting their opponents to just the one goal at the break.
Momentum nonetheless remained with Solihull, who struck twice through Harry Mowat and Andy Rice after the restart to see out victory comfortably.
A first win of the season for Bloss Ladies’ second team showed there is still hope of a revival in their fight against relegation in Division One of the Warwickshire Womens Hockey League.
Solihull came from behind to beat Rugby & East Warwickshire 2nds on the road 2-1, with Elis Harrison netting a fine solo goal to equalise before the break.
While the second half was an open affair, Mel Bates provided the only goal when finishing clinically from a penalty corner to win it for Bloss.
Solihull remain bottom on five points, but are now just three behind nearest rivals Atherstone.