Toby Maclachlan 2
Laurie Cooke 2
James Edmiston 2
Aidan Benger 1
With the Oxford Hawks Festival taking place at Oxford Hawks, the U14 Boys hosted High Wycombe at St Edwards.
As the teams started their warm-up routines it was quickly spotted that a certain former Oxford Hawks 1st team player was the Wycombe Coach so this added to the appetite for the fixture.
Hawks quickly settled and pressed the Wycombe defence with James and Laurie leading the line, whilst the midfield of Toby, Ed and Phil fed balls into the channels.
Two quick goals from well worked moves saw James and Laurie net one each.
As the game developed it became clear that the overall strength of the Hawks squad was likely to secure a result. It was important to maintain focus and concentration by keeping to the principles of allowing the ball to do the work and move it around the pitch. There was a chance of a break away as Hawks played most of the Hockey in the Wycombe 25 but it always seemed likely that Johnny Fox could marshall the defence into closing down any danger.
This proved to be the case and with 2 goals before half time from the Captain Toby and the hard working James the result was 4-0 at the break.
As the squad rotated Aidan and Laurie added another 2, and OJ showed again that he is developing into a very strong left half.
The game was complete with an individual effort from Toby that found the roof of the net.
A strong performance all round and all of the players should congratulate themselves on their endeavour and their discipline with the umpires.
Perhaps one area we will work on in training is the pushing out at short corners-no names-no pack drill!!
Johnny Fox (GK), Ollie Dunn. Tom Murray, Ollie Webb, Charlie Warner, OJ Webb, Ed Wilkinson (Vice Captain), Toby Maclachlan (Captain), Phil Barnett, Aidan Benger, Laurie Cooke, James Edmiston, Andrew Russell, Dan Evans, Krishan Badiani, Adam Byles