After several recent trips to Surbiton by Hawks teams, it was the Under 18 Girls turn this Sunday as they travelled to Sugden Road for their Home Counties Girls League encounter. Hawks were missing a number of players including captain Georgia Perkins who broke her finger in training during the week…we wish her a very speedy recovery but the team were grateful to Emma Hunter who stepped up from the under 16s and put in a great performance in midfield. Hawks started well and created several chances with Emily Black going close on a number of occasions but it was the home side who went ahead and took a one goal lead into half time. However, it was only a matter of time before Hawks found the back of the net and it was Bethany Nagle who levelled the scores with a far post finish. Some fantastic saves from Megan Magrosky who had only arrived back in the country hours earlier kept Surbiton at bay together with some great defending from Katie Cannon, Alina Khan, Rebecca Cannon and Louisa Heathcote. Tireless running from Storm Sunderland, Lucy Millington, Elisah Evans and Emma Hunter in the midfield continued to create chances for the away team and further goals from Lyndsey White, Lucy Millington, Louisa Heathcote and a second for Beth saw Hawks take a 5-2 lead. Surbiton did not give up easily and pulled two goals back in the closing ten minutes but Hawks deserved their 5-4 win at full time. Many thanks to Mark Cumming for umpiring and to the spectators for their support.
The team are top of the league table having played four and won four and look forward to their cup quarter final at BRN next Sunday 1st March. The game is a 1.40pm push back and spectators would be very welcome.