24th Oct, 2016

Solihull Blossomfield Badgers hit back against Wednesbury

Steve Carpenter 11th Oct, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

A THRILLING game of hockey saw Solihull Blossomfield Badgers come from behind to beat Wednesbury Badgers st home on Saturday.

The hosts made the first breakthrough mid-way through the first half thanks to a superb solo run by Cameron Mowat who slotted the ball home for the opener.

However it was Wednesbury who scored twice in quick succession to turn the game on its head at half-time.

Despite falling behind Blossomfield came out strongly after the break with player of the match Logan Robertson putting a great through ball to Hannah Shoreson who fired home the equaliser through the keeper’s legs.

Robertson then scored himself after running inside the shooting circle and finishing into the bottom corner.

Bloss then weathered the immediate attack from Wednesbury, with some great defensive work, particularly from Louisa Halliwell-Ewan, and even came close to scoring a further goal.

Despite this, the game finished in a deserved result of 3-2 to Solihull Blossomfield.

Elsewhere, Solihull Blossomfield Ladies fell to their first defeat of the season after slipping to a narrow 2-1 defeat at home to Tamworth.

A strongly fought game saw a number of cards for Tamworth, and only seven minutes into the game a Bloss player suffered a serious injury – a broken collarbone – which shook up the home side.

Tamworth were successful in breaking down play and disrupting the flow, and capitalised in the first half to go into the break one up.

Bloss had periods of possession but never looked like troubling the visitors and Tamworth scored a second in open play before Bloss took a consolation goal with just ten minutes left to play

It was a beautifully struck goal by Alisha Lewis but the home side could not find another breakthrough.