14th Nov, 2019

Winless Bloss let up after bright start

Ben Tyler 7th Nov, 2019

WINLESS Solihull Blossomfield fell to a 7-1 drubbing at home to Sutton Coldfield 2nds on Saturday.

Despite starting brightly, Solihull conceded three in the first half and let in another straight after the interval, before Aarmer Chaudhry pulled one back with a deflected effort.

But three more strikes found the way into Bloss’ net, confirming a fifth straight loss in West Midlands Premier.

The men’s second string fared no better at Olton 4ths in South West Division One, going down 7-2.

Rivals Olton held a 6-0 lead at the break prior to a fightback of sorts in the second half, with Harry Mowat scoring two aerial goals either side of a seventh for the hosts to reduce the arrears.

In Division One of the Warwickshire Women’s Hockey League, Blossomfield ladies’ second team were beaten 3-1 at home by Nuneaton.

Utilising a new formation, Solihull played some expansive hockey but were unable to translate their good play into goals, instead going behind to a deflected own goal.

Nuneaton then doubled their lead before the break, forcing Bloss to up the pressure in the second half.

Greater emphasis on attack led to the deficit being halved from a penalty corner, which Kat Vaughan duly smashed into the net.

Bloss battled hard, but they found a third Nuneaton goal a bridge too far.

Solihull ladies’ third XI were the only club side to win at the weekend, edging to a 1-0 victory over Berkswell & Balsall Common 3rds in Division Four.

Unbeaten Bloss won the encounter thanks to a Becky Shoreson goal against the run of play just before half-time – assisted by Ellie Feldon.

The game was officially played as a friendly, as B&BC had conceded the league encounter 4-0 after failing to put together a team beforehand.

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