HOCKEY: A HAT-TRICK from England international Kerry Luckett helped Leamington ladies’ over-35 masters side romp to a 4-0 victory over Towcester as they continue to prove their cup pedigree for second consecutive season.
A goal from Sarah Gambling and a hat-trick from Luckett secured a comfortable home victory for Leamington as they moved into the third round of the Investec National Trophy.
Leamington made it through to the semi-final stage of the competition last year and they continued their bid to go one better and make it to the Lee Valley final next spring
The cup win capped off a fine weekend for Leamington’s ladies section who capped off an unbeaten weekend which saw the first team maintain their 100 per cent winning start to the season.
Goals from Sarah Brimyard, Lucy Miszkowska and a fourth strike of the weekend wrapped up a comfortable 3-0 win for Leamington over the University of Birmingham as they moved to the top of the table.
The second team fought back from 3-1 down to salvage a 3-3 draw against Hampton-in-Arden in what was a topsy-turvy match.
Leamington opened the scoring through an early goal from Jeanette Lloyd before Hampton took control and score three times before half-time.
Undeterred, Leamington came back and rescued a point thanks to goals from Sarah Gambling and Lloyd scored a second to earn Leamington a point.
The third team also drew their match following a goalless affair with Olton and West Warwickshire while the fourth team thumped Berkswell and Balsall Common 5-0 thanks to goals from Amy Gribben, Megan Johnson, Juliette Carter and a brace from Yasmine Rink
While Leamington’s women were unbeaten all weekend, it was a disastrous Saturday for the men’s section.
The first team remain bottom of the league after losing 8-2 at home to Aldridge and Walsall. The second team lost 3-1 away at Derby and the third team were comprehensively beaten 14-0 by Bromsgrove.