Banner picture of Hawks players

Ladies' 6s hobble to a draw at Newbury

10 January 2015, 12:30

Ladies' 6s 1 - 1 Newbury & Thatcham Ladies 4s

  • Ladies' 6s v Newbury & Thatcham 002
  • Ladies' 6s v Newbury & Thatcham 003
  • Ladies' 6s v Newbury & Thatcham 004
  • Ladies' 6s v Newbury & Thatcham 005
  • Ladies' 6s v Newbury & Thatcham 006
  • Ladies' 6s v Newbury & Thatcham 007
  • Ladies' 6s v Newbury & Thatcham 008
  • Ladies' 6s v Newbury & Thatcham 009
  • Ladies' 6s v Newbury & Thatcham 010
  • Ladies' 6s v Newbury & Thatcham 011
  • Ladies' 6s v Newbury & Thatcham 012
  • Ladies' 6s v Newbury & Thatcham 013
  • Ladies' 6s v Newbury & Thatcham 014
  • Ladies' 6s v Newbury & Thatcham 015
  • Ladies' 6s v Newbury & Thatcham 016
  • Ladies' 6s v Newbury & Thatcham 017
  • Ladies' 6s v Newbury & Thatcham 018
  • Ladies' 6s v Newbury & Thatcham 019
  • Ladies' 6s v Newbury & Thatcham 020
  • Ladies' 6s v Newbury & Thatcham 021
  • Ladies' 6s v Newbury & Thatcham 022
  • Ladies' 6s v Newbury & Thatcham 023
  • Ladies' 6s v Newbury & Thatcham 024
  • Ladies' 6s v Newbury & Thatcham 025
  • Ladies' 6s v Newbury & Thatcham 026

Ladies 6's travelled to Newbury for the first match of the second round,postponed due to frost.With 13 players, including an injured Gk and a very poorly Captain. We had to do our best against an extremely large ,young squad at Newbury.

Hawks started strongly, dominating the game, but Newbury were fighting hard so there was no room for complacency. Our midfield players worked extremely hard to intercept and carry the ball back into our attacking D on many occasions. We were eventually rewarded with a short corner,which we converted into a goal. A lovely strike from Rachel Potter ,was deflected by a defender but luckily bounced over the keepers foot and hit the back board.

1-0 up at half time but no time to relax.Newbury came back determined to put us under pressure, and before long we were defending a short corner. We defended well but Purdy carrying a nasty calf injury was unable to continue so the decision was made to play 11 outfield with a very brave "kicking back"AKA Deborah. Within minutes of Purdy leaving the pitch they scored a runaway goal with a strike into the top, back of the net that neither Deborah or Jan were able to defend. All equal at 1-1. Instructions from Captain Becky were to "keep it down the other end!" With minutes to go, all of the play was in Hawks attacking half and a short corner was eventually awarded. A lovely strike from Rachel, was unfortunately disallowed, deemed too high. We fought on, but Newbury defended well and the game ended with a 1-1 draw.

MoM was awarded to Jessica Madden-Waite who worked tirelessly which great stick skills, intercepting and returning the ball to our forwards on many occasions, well done Jessica!

Published:
More about our sponsors
Sponsorship packages available
How to Join Fantasy League
Image Gallery Icon

Recent Photo Galleries

Recent Match Results

20 September

Ladies' 2s 7 - 1 Buckingham Ladies 2s

19 September

Ladies' 4s 0 - 4 Oxford Ladies 3s
Ladies' 6s 4 - 1 Oxford Ladies 6s
Men's 5s 0 - 4 Newbury & Thatcham Men's 2s
Ladies' 1s 1 - 1 Sutton Coldfield Ladies 1s
Ladies' 5s 2 - 1 Oxford Ladies 4s
Ladies' 3s 2 - 1 Wallingford Ladies 1s
Men's 2s 2 - 4 Northampton Saints Mens 1s
Ladies' 7s 10 - 0 Abingdon Ladies 3s
Men's 3s 3 - 0 Northampton Saints Mens 2s
Men's 1s 2 - 3 Hampstead and Westminster Men's 1s
Men's 4s 2 - 1 Northampton Saints Mens 3s
Men's 7s 3 - 0 Newbury & Thatcham Men's 6s
Men's 6s 3 - 0 Newbury & Thatcham Men's 5s
News from England Hockey