A BREAKAWAY goal proved enough for title-chasing Solihull Blossomfield to secure a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Ludlow in the West Midlands Hockey League Premier Division.

Both sides had chances to break the deadlock in the first half but some excellent defending ensured the match remained goalless going into the interval.

The second period was just as fast flowing and Ludlow began to stamp their authority only to struggle to find a way through a solid Solihull defence.

And then, midway through the half, the hosts broke quickly and some skilful play saw them net the only goal of the game.

Ludlow's man of the match was Matt Blount.

Tenbury Ladies, meanwhile, were convincing 7-1 winners at home to Harborne Thirds.

Naomi Burgoyne opened the scoring but this was quickly cancelled out.

But some impressive hockey eased Tenbury to victory.

Burgoyne scored a second from open play and there was a brace apiece for Abi Davis and Cat Mumford. Lindsey Aldridge-Bufton wrapped things up from a penalty corner.

A youthful Tenbury Seconds team drew 0-0 with Stourport Ladies Fifths to maintain their place at the top of Worcestershire League Division Three.