Men score crucial victory

Daventry create another attacking move at the Sports Park
Daventry create another attacking move at the Sports Park

DAVENTRY Men’s Firsts scored a crucial 6-2 victory at home against Leicester Westleigh in their bid to avoid relegation from East Midlands Division One.

The side are lingering near the bottom of the table coming into the closing part of the season after a poor mid-season run making the victory even more vital.

DHC came out of the blocks flying in the first-half and managed to take advantage of an unfortunate injury to a Westleigh striker early on by scoring four goals courtesy of a brace from Matt Finch, and one apiece from Ollie Dunn and Richard Hardy.

DHC’s swift counter attacking moves made light work of the Westleigh defence in the second-half too as Richard Hardy completed his brace and Wes Pope added a sixth.

Westeligh scored a couple of goals from penalty corners but they were little more than consolation for the side which currently lie five places above Daventry. DHC face a huge match next away at fellow strugglers Rolls Royce in another must-win encounter.