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"Hawks 6's should have stayed at home and played tiddly winks"

25 October 2014

Men's 6s 2 - 8 Ealing Lions Men's 1s

Having put myself through (what seemed like) sheer hell in an Oxfam charity challenge, I was eager to disciover how the interesting squad for 6's had done. With another squad change of 8 players coming in, it would always be an ask against top of the table Ealing Lions. The thought of receiving positive news from lookalike spurred me on - it was just as well that I hadnt been able to pick up my email from stand in skipper, Lookalike Shirley........

Still very grumpy about yesterday ......  People need to decide whether they want to put some effort in and play hockey or stay at home and play tiddly winks.

His report was as follows

With Captain Spittles deciding to indulge in a non stop 12 hour charity extravaganza rather than play hockey this week we wondered whether he knew something we were not being told!

> This was to be a typically hard away fixture against top of the league Ealing Lions.

> It was a game of two halves - unfortunately Hawks were second best both times.

> Early silly mistakes in the first 20 mins were made mainly because we were playing to the umpires whistle rather than competing for the ball.  The whistle and decisions in our favour never came (throughout the game if we're being honest) and we conceded goals with unnerving frequency.

> When attacking chances did start to develop we actually looked threatening. A good short corner routine and shot from Paul Dunleavy reduced the deficit. Was this to be the greatest come back since Lazarus? Although we competed better in the second half with a well worked goal finished by Al Gibbs, it was not to be. We couldn't finish off our chances. They did. 

> Special mention must go to Andy Bishop who put in a good display but in stopping another one of their many attacking moves, unfortunately used his upper lip rather than a stick. Hope the local A & E were gentle with the stitch work!

> Man of the match was Paul Dunleavy for his dogged persistence and general work rate in midfield. 

> Here's to next week when we can look forward to the return of our leader and hopefully winning ways.

>Skipper's Postscript 

Onwards and upwards.........



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