October 26th, 2016

Coventry & North Warwickshire still without a win after Edgbaston stalemate

Updated: 7:23 pm, Nov 04, 2015

THE SEARCH for a first win this season in the Midland Hockey League Division One continues for Coventry & North Warwickshire after they were held to a 2-2 draw at home to Edgbaston on Saturday.

Conceding a goal after just two minutes was not the ideal start for Coventry as the visitors scored with their first attack when after some good progress down the right the ball was turned in at the far post.

Edgbaston came close to doubling their advantage from a short corner moments later but the effort on goal was struck wide of the target.

Coventry responded well with Dom Bell winning his side a short corner which Bell took and although his shot was saved the rebound fell kindly to the Coventry player who struck home the equaliser.

The first half finished with a flurry from both sides with Edgbaston scoring from a short corner but the umpire ruled the goal out and seconds later the hosts got their noses in front.

The ball was quickly played up the other end of the pitch and Bell was on hand to fire home his second of the match to give Coventry a 2-1 lead at the break.

Newcomer Luke Reynolds was having a strong game and Rory Kenny Herbert worked hard to force the visitors into committing mistakes at the back, but Coventry did not have it all their way in the second half.

Bell had a shot saved but it took a short corner goal and a yellow card for Tom Betts to provide the equaliser with ten minutes remaining and the hosts were made to settle for a draw.

Up next for Coventry is another home match this Saturday against high-flying Loughborough.