Wolverhampton Hockey Club
Solihull Blossomfield 6, Wolverhampton 1 Wolverhampton fielded a young team against in-form Solihull in BodyKraft Midlands Division One, looking to give new players some first team experience. The visitors did most of the attacking in the first half, but were caught on the break three times before the break. The match continued in the same vein in the second half, with good approach play from Wolves but goals from the home side, the story of the season. Chris Emery got the consolation, while Joe Schubert was man of the match.
Wolverhampton II The Seconds friendly game was cancelled
Old Halesonians III 1, Wolverhampton III 1 The third team gained an important point at Old Hales, but left feeling they could have taken a bigger step in the fight for survival. Wolverhampton dominated for the first 20 minutes, but it was the home team who took the lead against the run of play. However, this did not disrupt the visitors'rhythm, and continued to work hard all game. Man of the match Sean Spinks got the equaliser, but despite plenty of chances Wolves could not finish any to take all three points. The battle continues!
Wolverhampton IV 4, Barford Tigers IV 6 Wolves Fours were left ruing their sluggish start in this open match in the lower echelons of West Midlands Premier. The visitors looked the hungrier from the off, and showed the class of their veteran play-maker and striker to make and take four chances before the break. The second half started as the first finished, and Barford went two more ahead, when the home side finally woke up. Two goals from Brij Azad and efforts Rajesh Shukla and Jon Maybury reeled in the visitors, but Wolverhampton eventually ran out of time for an amazing comeback. Man of the match was Sanjeev Shukla for his efforts at both ends.
Wolverhampton V The fifth team's friendly game was cancelled.
Wolverhampton VI 2, West Bromwich Badgers 4 The Badgers faced a skilful and more experienced West Brom side, and despite a promising start were three down at the break. Wolves' young team was bolstered in the second half with more experience, and they started to dominate, with well-taken goals from Gurpal Mann and Danvir Chi-ma, and an excellent all-round performance from man of the match Dan Smith.