Hawks were looking to finish the first half of the season with 3 points against new boys Old Cranleighans who sat on the same points as Hawks. Hawks started brightly moving the ball around the back for the OC's forward to chase. Hawks played some good passing moves down the right, the OC's defence held firm. The first half was edged by Hawks, half time Hawks 0 OC's 0.
The second half was disappointing, Hawks had possession but did not trouble the OC's defence. OC's had more cut and thrust. OC's went ahead after a forwards deflection fortuitously looped the ball over Phil Hargraves in goal. Hawks gave the ball away cheaply from defence which was pounced on and converted. Hawks conceded a third from a short corner. A swift passing move instigated by MOM Ethan Chapman was finished off with a goal by George Creed. OC's added to their total from another short corner. Final score Hawks 1 OC's 4. It was not a 4 : 1 game but Hawks must reflect and start 2015 with a positive outlook and get back to the competitive edge we saw against Hampstead & Westminster in the HA cup earlier in the season.