With a squad containing new faces and the Dawsons and Elliotts enjoying family land marks the best laid plans saw the 7ths showing a mix of youth and experience, with numbers to cope with the Indian summer.
As the game approached a full car of Elliotts, including Steve (Dad), Alex and GK Ben arrived with minutes to spare but a car containing 4 players driven by John Black Snr was nowhere to be seen.
Post match analysis indicated that the full moon and impending eclipse may have thrown out awide range of sat navs at the disposal of the Driver and provided an alternative for the game. Unfortunately this was to leave the first half lacking a full squad.
The web-site description of Daventry should perhaps be reviewed as the youth element in the team comprised a 25 year old sweeper who could reverse sweep ariels the length of the pitch for a 26 year speed merchant to chase down and put the shocked defence looking at space for an early glimpse of the eclipse.
The team battled hard with Guy Biggs (Minner) and Simon Dawson (Boots) supporting the Colts of Whitey, Laurie, George and Ben between the sticks. However 5-0 at half time reflected the more robust nature of the opposition.
However the moon had not finished with this game yet. It released the hold over the missing car and ensured a couple of hamstrings went west in the opposition and with the arrival of the rest of the squad it was game on.
John Black Jnr made an immediate impact and Steve Elliott was throwing his body on the line and Alex began to make inroads in midfield.
2 goals were scored by Hawks, with the 2nd goal taken extremely well, although had the moon had its last laugh on the opposition?
A final result of 5-2 and off to watch England put the Welsh to the sword. Had the moon finished with us yet?