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Ladies keep the pressure on

Olton Ladies 4

Olton Ladies 4 Clifton Ladies 1

Olton kept their title dreams alive with goals from Emma Rochlin, Kerry Thompson-Moore and Denise Marston-Smith (two).

Tomorrow the European-hopefuls host runaway leaders Bowdon Hightown knowing that a win will close the gap at the top of the table to just six points.

Not only did the win last weekend help to keep the pressure on Bowdon, it also moved them five points clear of Clifton who sit in third place.

There was no way through until the 27th minute for Olton when Rochlin broke the deadlock with her first goal for the club.

Gemma Ible produced save after save in the Clifton goal before the hosts stepped up a gear in the second period.

Thompson-Moore scored with a magnificent reverse-stick strike, Marston-Smith scored a quick-fire brace and Isabel Palmer recorded a late consolation goal.

Meanwhile Olton men’s team were beaten 3-0 by high-fliers Harborne as James Wright grabbed a hat-trick.

The game started at a fierce and frantic pace and Harborne went close through leading goalscorer Wright, but Olton goalkeeper Isaacs was in great form. At the other end, Tom Pickersgill was unlucky not to open his goal scoring account after a pin point back hand pass from Tom Mallett flew past the far post.

The visitors opened the scoring through Wright and the veteran scored another two late on.

Olton travel to Coventry and North Warwicks tomorrow and Khalsa on Sunday hopeful of picking up the points required to move away from the relegation battle at the foot of the Midlands Premier League.

Solihull Blossomfield 3 Nottingham Uni 6

SOLIHULL Blossomfield remain deep in the relegation zone after losing to Nottingham Uni on Saturday.

There was never going to be a way back for the hosts after trailing 4-0 at the break.

Goals from Tom Bates, Chris Lewis and Eddie James gave them hope but as they were pushing for an equaliser Nottingham took full advantage to score twice in the final few minutes.

Yardley 6 Chaddesley Corbett 0

Goals from Andy Pyke (two), Abra Baig (two), Andy Elves and Rob McGuigan gave Yardley their first win of the season. Despite crushing fellow strugglers Chaddersley Corbett 6-0, Yardley remain rooted to the foot of the table but will be encouraged by last weekend’s performance.



Cathrina Hulse
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