REDDITCH Hockey Club’s ladies second team romped to a huge 11-0 win against City of Birmingham as Bea Salter scored a double hat-trick.
Salter’s incredible six-goal haul set Redditch on their to victory while Sophie Evans bagged a brace and Alice Wright, Elsie Simpson and Louise Jennings all found the net.
The ladies first team only had nine players at the start of their game against University of Birmingham who had a full squad of 16 players to call upon.
Redditch went a goal behind before reinforcements arrived to take them up to 11 players although Birmingham would go on to secure a 2-0 victory.
The men’s first team remain top of their league with a 3-1 win against Beacon as Jacob Beard opened the scoring from Andy Billingham’s pass.
And Josh Brown extended Redditch’s lead after the break with a fine sole goal before Connor Adams sealed the victory with a deflected strike as Beacon netted a late consolation.
The men’s second team stretched their unbeaten run to 16 matches with a dominant 5-1 home win against Worcester 4ths as James Makin, Josh Checkley, Richard Sellors, Miller Glen and Connor Miles scored the goals.
And the men’s third team produced a strong performance to secure a 4-0 win in their fixture as Martyn Strong grabbed a brace, Hadley scored from a penalty corner and Ben M finished off a fine team move.
The result keeps the men’s third team within touching distance of securing a second promotion in as many seasons.
However, the men’s development team lost 6-4 despite producing a solid display, recovering from three goals down to win the second half as five players from the club’s under-16 Badgers squad made the step up.
Lastly, the club’s Badgers team drew 2-2 with Evesham and Badsey after falling behind to a breakaway goal as Redditch failed to capitalise on a strong start.
Redditch made a similarly positive start to the second period and drew level when Josh D nudged the ball over the line.
However, the Badgers were caught out on the break a second time as Evesham reclaimed the lead with a calm finish into an empty net.
Redditch dug deep to equalise for a second time as Ethan C found the net with a precise strike from the top of the D following a succession of penalty corners.