Relegation battle on for men’s firsts

Daventry men's firsts in action at the Sports Park on Saturday against Leicester University
Daventry men's firsts in action at the Sports Park on Saturday against Leicester University

DAVENTRY men’s firsts are facing relegation from East Midlands Division One after succumbing to a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Leicester University.

The side now need to win their remaining two fixtures and hope that the team above them, Newark, lose their remaining two.

DHC started poorly, going a goal behind in the early minutes of the game.

A quick-fire double from Wes Pope and Matt Finch turned the game on its head and put DHC 2-1 in front at half-time.

An unfortunate injury to key midfielder Wes Pope meant DHC struggled to regain their rhythm in the second-half and lost two sloppy goals leaving the final score at 3-2.