Whilst the result against Harpenden was a good start the coaches knew there was greater potential but also that Rickmansworth HC would a tougher side. What transpired was a game of the highest quality with Hawks putting in an excellent all round team performance producing goals from the top draw. The main difference was a greater sense of assuredness on the ball and the ability to change the direction of play and work the whole pitch. It was no longer the Kiran Patel show but an example of great team work and energy levels. Our first goal stands out as one of the highlights of the game. Slick passing from the back with Tommy Dawes releasing the ball to Will Brotherton who drove forward and passed early to Harry Best on the 25m line. A one touch pass found Robbie Scragg on the wing who then drove deep to the D and fired a shot to the far post to find Harry Venables at full tilt stretching for a reverse stick deflection. One such goal in a game would have been enough to keep the coaches pleased but the boys then scored a near identical goal finished again by Harry V and yet another by John Black. Robbie Scragg also bagged a goal with a decisive run into the D and a cannonball shot to the right of the keeper. There were also great perfromances from our various half backs… Thomas Edmiston, Matt Saunders Davis and Ryan….creating space and options in attack. Nick Mahon was assured on the ball in centre half and inside positions and Will Brotherton chased down everything (until his fuel tank was on empty and cramp set in). Whilst the score line was only 4-0 this was by far the better of the games and a great taste of things to come.