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Yardley sink two weeks after big win

Oswestry 5 Yardley 0

Oswestry 5 Yardley 0

Kynoch 2 Yardley 0

TWO defeats in as many days brought Yardley back down to earth after an impressive win a fortnight ago.

The struggling side remain rooted to the foot of the table after the two defeats.

In Saturday’s game against Oswestry, Yardley started with a weakened side and a player short and were made to pay – going two goals down early on.

Although Oswestry were always the better side Yardley did manage to create several chances that they were unable to convert. Three more second-half goals gave the home side an easy win and left Yardley to face the long journey home pointless.

On Sunday a goal in each half set up a comfortable win for Kynoch.

This weekend Yardley entertain Barlaston.

Olton Ladies 1

Bowden Hightown 2

LEAGUE leaders Bowden showed why they are unbeaten so far this season with a hard-fought win over nearest rivals Olton.

The hosts lost captain Kerry Thompson-Moore after just 10 minutes and her presence was noticed as Bowden controlled the first half.

Olton thought they had made to it to half-time unscathed but the visitors pounced on a loose ball in the middle of the pitch allow­ing Annalisa Bishop to give Bowden the lead.

The second half could well have been a completely different match as Olton took the game to the table-toppers but Jo Ellis doubled their lead on 44 minutes.

Rachel Walker pulled one back with 15 minutes remaining but the away side held firm to extend their lead at the top to 12 points.

Coventry & NW 2 Olton 1

Khalsa 6 Olton 4

OLTON men slipped closer to the relegation zone with two away defeats over the weekend.

Oliver Needham thought his strike had given his side a share of the spoils against Coventry & NW but a late winner gave the second-placed side the full points.

On Sunday a blistering second-half performance from Khalsa ensured the hosts maintained their impressive home record.

Rupert Waters, Nick Jones (two) and Dan Sulway had helped give Olton a 4-2 lead but conceded four goals in the second half ended any hopes of a much-needed away win.

Solihull Blossomfield 4

Sutton Coldfield 3

In the Bodykraft Midlands Division 1, Solihull Blossomfield finally recorded a victory with a well-deserved win against Sutton Coldfield. Bloss, who were down to the bare bones in terms of squad numbers, started strongly and created a couple of half chances but Sutton responded strongly and scored twice.

Eddie James pulled a goal back for the hosts before half time with a neat finish and then equalised through Jacques Priestner. Sutton scored from a penalty corner to restore their lead but Bloss dug deep and further goals from Priestner and Craig Tiffany sealed victory for the home side.



Cathrina Hulse
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Annette Belcher
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