The U14 boy’s side started the game against Banbury full of energy and drive holding possession for the first five minutes. Banbury held them out of the D with some good defensive work. After ten minutes there were several attempted shots by Hawks which narrowly missed their mark however the game proceeded to offer chances at both ends. There were some good attacking runs by Seb Mulford, Harry Troughton and Will Cross while Ned Gordon, Tim Webster and James Blenkinsop made some good interceptions. With less than a minute to go before half time Hawks marking let them down and Banbury scored.
The second half started in much the same way with chances to score at both ends. Hawks boys fought to develop attacking runs but were shut down and intercepted by Banbury who then counter attacked well. Ten minutes into the second half Banbury scored their second from a good team play. This seemed to be the drive Hawks needed and they seemed to change gear. Robbie Scragg leading from the front supported by Jack Firoozan, Harry Venables and Matt Rogers were receiving ball after ball from man of the match Tim Webster. Ten minutes from the end this resulted in a well deserved goal for Harry V. The last five minutes saw Hawks press into the Banbury D but failing to get the second goal their efforts deserved.
Overall this was a closely fought game and a good experience for all those playing.
Harry Best, James Blenkinsop, George Chambers, Callum Chapman, William Cross, Jack Firoozan, Jonathan Flory, Ned Gordon, Sebastian Mulford, Matthew Rogers, Robbie Scragg, Harry Troughton, Harry Venables, William Webb, Tim Webster
Player of the match: Tim Webster
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