Evesham 1 Droitwich Spa 4
DROITWICH produced their best half of hockey all season to set up a convincing win at Evesham
Lee Wakelam and Matthew Lee both scored twice in the Warwick Printing League West Midlands Division One contest.
Spa captain Baines commented that the first half was their best half of hockey so far this season.
“The game plan worked from the start as we switched the ball quicker than our last outing against Old Wulfrunians which made all the difference allowing Lee Wakelam and Matthew Lee (2) to get on the scoresheet,” he said.
In the second half it was a scrappy affair as neither side created many further opportunities. Spa’s moment of quality arrived with Wakelam dispatching the ball to give the away side a four-goal cushion.
Baines added: “I was pleased to get the win which gives the team momentum going into the next four games and I was pleased scoring four goals in an away game but we have to get better at seeing these kind of games out with a clean sheet. That’s a good habit to have.”
Newtown, who like Evesham have yet to win a point, are the opponents on Saturday.
“It is a winnable game as they have not got a point on the board so far. But they are a dangerous side as they pushed Old Wulfrunians all the way in a 6-3 defeat last week,” said Baines.
GOALKEEPER Martyn Davies was man of the match as Droitwich Seconds suffered a 4-0 defeat at home to Old Wulfrunians.
Davies was busy, tipping a shot from Old Wulfs over the bar from one attack and smothering the ball in an another in early action and then a one-on-one save.
In attack, Barry Williams was a constant threat as he harried and hustled Old Wulfrunians. Ashley Davies saw a lobbed effort just go off target while Pete Best just failed to convert a Davies cross and Williams deflected a Joseph Neal cross just wide.