Warrington seniors attended the Austin Rawlinson pool in the Liverpool & District League with some key players missing. Tom Hadley and James Williams were preparing for National League matches at the weekend. That gave some of our 16 & under team a chance to play at senior level. Some confusion on the fixture list meant out team arrived believing the match was due to start at 8.30pm when actually it was 8pm. We therefore started without a warm up with some players still arriving. Warrington were quickly 2-0 down but as more players arrived the team was strengthened.
In the second quarter Warrington scored via a goal from Ian Musgrove and Warrington defended the deep end robustly ensuring Bridgefield did not score. The quarter finished with Warrington trailing by one goal.
The third quarter started well for Warrington as they were awarded a penalty Ian Musgrove stepped up and calmly converted the penalty to bring the score to 2-2. Bridgefield scored again in the third quarter but Warrington felt that the game was still within reach at 3-2.
The start of the final quarter started with a miss understanding in the Warrington defence which allowed an easy goal for Bridgefield and a score of 4-2. Martin Bosson playing his first game since Holland 2012 managed to break free a score a well taken goal. The score was back to 4-3 with five minutes still to play. One of Warrington strongest players Paul Wilkinson pulled up with a groin strain probably a result of no warm up, but the team continued to press hard to save the game but we became over committed up front and Bridgefield were strong on the counter attack scoring three goals in the last five minutes. The final score was a disappointing 7-3. Warrington have one match left this season and are due to play Southport away.
Warrington’s Team included Neil Musgrove, Tim Mainwaring, Martin Bosson (1), Chris Byrne, Dave Price, Paul Wilkinson, Josh Regan, Tom Costello, and Ian Musgrove (2).