WORCESTER Hockey Club are still searching for a first Midland Men's League Division One win of the season.

They have two draws and five defeats from the opening seven games after a 3-0 defeat at mid-table Hampton-in-Arden last Saturday.

Third-from-bottom Worcester were grateful to saves from keeper Tom Dalton before a dubious penalty corner helped to give Hampton the lead.

There were good patches of play from Worcester in the second half but more lapses in concentration, a regular feature this season, allowed Hampton to score twice more.

Ollie Ranscombe and Chris Watling could not beat the home keeper as Worcester, who entertain Old Halesonians on Saturday, failed to score.

The seconds beat Olton and West Warwick thirds 1-0 in the West Midlands Premier with a Rob Goodman strike but the thirds lost 3-1 to Stourport with Jack Barnes netting.

Worcester fourths continued their unbeaten run with a 2-1 victory over Old Silhillians thanks to goals from Max Batchelor and James Bullock.

But the fifths lost a see-saw encounter 4-3 to Droitwich despite two goals from the in-form Tom Howard and a spectacular top-corner drag-flick from Ollie Betteridge.

The sixths and sevenths both had tough afternoons, losing 7-0 to Olton and West Warwick and 11-0 to Pershore seconds respectively.

Worcester women’s firsts drew 2-2 at Edgbaston seconds in Midlands Feeder West.

The hosts took the lead early on from a penalty corner but Worcester regrouped and quickly applied the pressure with lots of opportunities in the circle but no goal.

Eventually the visitors found a way through and Saska Ingham put the ball past the Edgbaston keeper.

In the second period Worcester went ahead through Lucy Merrett who pounced on a rebound from Ailsa Richardson’s strike and calmly netted.

However, Edgbaston levelled the game late on through a dubious short corner.

Worcester had chances to win the game including a strike from Julie Harwood that struck the post.

But despite their best efforts they could not find the winning goal ahead of Saturday's home game with University of Birmingham fourths.

The seconds beat Kings Heath 8-3 with hat-tricks for Libby Wycherley and Clare Hayes and two from Jo Baggs.

Worcester fourths beat Bromsgrove 2-0 through Georgie Ballard and Daisy Stone.

There was also plenty of cup action for the club on Sunday.

The girls' under 18s lost 8-0 to a strong Rugby and East Warwick side.

Worcester's under 16s drew 2-2 with Old Silhillians through Katie Ralph and a deflected shot from Louise De Vos while the under 14s lost 3-1 to Rugby.

The men’s over 40s side went down 10-1 to Banbury at home with a consolation goal from Goodman.