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Ladies 3s come back from 0-1 down to defeat Thame 6-1!

15 November 2014, 13:00

Ladies' 3s 6 - 1 Thame Ladies 1s

Hawks Ladies 3s travelled a short distance to Thame hoping to maintain their unbeaten run in the league. Hawks settled down into their game quickly dominating possession and trying to break down the Thame defence who held up well. The local derby brought a  reasonable number of spectators to the ground and they were not disappointed. The pace of the game was quick with both teams playing open attacking hockey when in possession. It was Thame who opened the scoring picking up the ball in their defence and breaking quickly down the left. With some nice interchanges of play  and the Hawks defence stretched, Thame broke into the circle and unleashed a shot which defied the advancing goal-keeper, Olivia Clark. Straight from the re-start Hawks were on the attack again and within a couple of minutes were awarded a penalty flick when a defender stopped the ball on the line with her foot. Rebecca Cannon stepped up to convert the flick but Thame disputed the goal and, after the umpires consulted their rule book, the penalty flick was ordered to be taken again. This time the goal-keeper saved the retaken penalty flick, but Hawks turned the ball  over from the re-start and through sheer determination Lizzie Siese equalised blasting the ball into the back of the net. 1-1 at half time, all to play for.

After an inspiring team talk at half time, Hawks came out in the second half in another gear. Flowing hockey, quick ball pace and great connections saw Hawks dominate the section half. Eva den Hartog, making her league debut, make some neat drives down the right using her silky skills, connecting with Harrie Brown who drove into the circle and pulled the ball back for Phoebe Malcolm to open her account for Hawks. 2-1 and lots of time on the watch for more goals. Wave after wave of attacks and Thame were on the back foot. Some great saves by the Thame goal-keeper and dogged defending with goal line saves kept Thame in the game but Hawks kept pounding on the pressure. Saskia Delacave swept the ball into the back of the net when it became lose in the circle and within minutes Emma Hunter pounced on the back post to make it 4-1. But Hawks wanted more goals and the hunger in front of goal was awesome. Katie Merrick lashed the ball home to make it 5-1 and Lizzie got her second beating the keeper with a smart finish. Thame were glad for the respite when the final whistle blew, a final score of 6-1. Hawks dominated the second half and were rewarded with 5 goals; it could have been more but for the Thame defence.

MOM Eva den Hartog

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