Isca made the long journey to Oxford from Exeter, however their trip was not so successful as one of their cars broke down on the way, meaning Isca played the first 20min with only ten players! Hawks dominated the early exchanges but were not able to break down a solid and hard-working Isca back four. Hawks came close with a number of penalty corners, but their goalkeeper made some good saves and Hawks were not able to pick up the rebounds.
In the second half, despite the torrential rain, Hawks played some outstanding hockey, with some great moves all over the pitch. They pushed forward high on both flanks looking for the opening goal, but again the Isca defence repelled all attempts. As Hawks pushed high, Isca had a few breaks of their own and Ria Male in the Hawks goal had to be alert to keep a clean sheet. Player of the game Katie Hewitt came close with a chance right at the death but was pushed off the ball as she struck her shot and it went wide. Plenty to work on for the Hawks coach Andy Clark, as they prepare for their next game away at Stourport.