Weekend Match Report Round Up: Saturday 4th March2023

REDDITCH Hockey Club’s respective teams endured a difficult week of results.

The men’s first team were beaten 1-0 by Stafford whilst the women’s first team beat Coventry and North Warwickshire 3-2 to secure three points.

However, the women’s second team lost 4-1 at Edgbaston as captain Louise Jennings scored the only goal for the away team.


Bournville men’s 3rds 8-1 Redditch 2nds

Redditch’s men’s second team took a young squad to Bournville as the home side showed their quality with a rapid start.

However, Redditch didn’t back down and created several chances which they were unable to convert as the visitors changed formation for the second half which moved players into new positions.

And this led to some great build-up play and a confident finish from Ethan Smith to pull a goal back with Redditch unable to add further goals despite a period of dominance.

Redditch host Worcester this weekend which could prove to be a really big game at the bottom end of the table.

Sutton Coldfield 8ths 2-2 Redditch men’s 4ths

The two teams were well-matched throughout in a pulsating end-to-end game that was packed with chances.

Sutton had the majority of possession only for a slick Redditch counter attack to break the deadlock as a cool reverse stick finish from William Wright opened the scoring.

However, Sutton capitalised on Redditch’s lack of substitutes to equalise and then take the lead before the visitors rescued a draw through Russ Baldwin’s goal after good work from Theo Cook and Wright.

Kings Heath Badgers 4-1 Redditch Badgers

Both teams played without a keeper as Kings Heathseized the advantage by attacking quickly down the left flank to score the opening goal.

Vital blocks from Lillie-June Tongue and Ethan Ball kept Redditch in the game before Kings Heath scored twice more to take a three-goal lead.

The introduction of Lee Williams, who was making only his second appearance of the season, boosted Redditch as Chloe Brookes fed Oliver Donoghue who scored on debut.

Ethan Cook shone down the left wing and created further chances for Josh Dobson and Donoghue who were both denied by strong defending.