25th Jan, 2021

Yardley crash to heavy first defeat of the year

HOCKEY: YARDLEY started the second part of their Warwick Printin MRHA Hockey Division One campaign in defeat against Old Wulfunians.

Though Yardley started the game brightly, creating chances on a regular basis, Old Wulfs added to their first marker and never looked back.

The visiting side could’ve took the lead early on when an early chance on net was scrambled from the goal line.

Yardley themselves almost got something from a promising attack.

A good ball into the D could not controlled for an attempt on goal.

At this stage, Yardley were more than holding their own. But midway through the opening half Old Wulfs edged into the lead.

A ball into the D was well met and swept into the goal, giving the keeper no chance.

Old Wulfs then began a period of enjoying the upper hand, and from a short corner follow up scored their second before half time.

The second half started much like the first with both teams enjoying periods of possession.

Yardley were endeavouring to be more positive in their build up, but their progress was halted by another goal.

A ball into the D from inside the 23 was met with a simple tap in.

Yardley’s half chances were not causing much threat while the keeper was often in action.

A fourth goal followed before two late short corner follow-ups added to a comfortable win.

Yardley played with plenty of spirit and kept going but it’s going to be a long and hard second half to the season for them.

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