PHEONIX Blues started their pre-season on the front foot with a 6-3 away win at Uttoxeter seconds thanks to a brace of goals by three players taking them to a convincing victory.
Although the Blues pressed hard in the first five minutes it was Uttoxeter who broke away to get the first score of the match with a well worked goal.
This spurred Phoenix on and it was Captain Dawn Moogan who put away a loose ball with a well placed flick to level the score.
Uttoxeter immediately retaliated and got their second before a goal from Deb Wood, after an excellent run on the right wing by Claire Walker leveled the match again.
Mia Broomhall got a third for the visitors before Moogan again netted to give them a deserved 4-2 half-time lead.
The second half was more even but Blues scored again though Wood and Broomhall before Uttoxeter got a consolation goal just before the end.