Ladies 4s beat a depleted Reading 3s side
24 January 2015, 13:30, Banbury Road North (Near)
Ladies' 4s 4 - 1 Reading Ladies 3s
The dream team, Oxford Hawks ladies 4's were ready to take on the challenge of Reading Ladies 3's. Everyone was well up for this after last weeks cancelled match. We all assembled in the changing rooms where we quickly learnt some of the Reading players were stuck in traffic.........this could go in our favour! Sure enough they only managed to field 10 players and their goalkeeper turned up in the middle of the first half.
After a brief warm up on the pitch the game started promptly. Hawks dominated from the outset and Caroline Batten opened the scoring after 5 mins. Our dominance continued and we had an abundance of chances but just couldn't find the back of the net. Persistence paid off and we were rewarded by another goal from Caroline Batten, created by an early release from half-back Gabs McErlain and an excellent cross from Emma Hammond.
Shortly after this 2-0 lead Reading made an attack down the left hand side and scored a scrappy goal. Hawks kept their heads high and continued to maintain possession. Emma Hammond scored a well worked goal from a tight angle on the baseline after a one two with Sophie T. 3-1!
After a motivating half time team talk Hawks scored after 5 mins into the second half. Emily Black picked up the ball at the top of the D and smacked it into the goal.
A great performance all round. The donkey award goes to Phil Williams who for no reason fell over in the middle of the pitch without even having the ball! Some great saves by Megan Magrosky kept Reading at bay. A solid win for Hawks. FinalScore 4-1.