It is never an easy drive to Spencer, slow moving traffic from the M4 elevated section to the ground makes the relatively short trip seem a lot further. Hawks warm up mirrored the drive up, however it was Hawks who took the game to Spencer in the first five minutes. Hawks were dispossessed from an attacking short corner to see the ball travel the length of the pitch and concede against the run of play. On a very slow pitch neither team really took the upper hand, with lots of turnovers, the game was never ignited. Both keepers rarely troubled. Half time Hawks 0 Spencer 1.
The second half mirrored the first. Hawks were a little ‘Off colour’ with few players really wanting the ball. The passing lacked crispness and accuracy. The game was played between the two 25’s. With 20 minutes to go, Hawks conceded a second. The initial flick from a short corner was saved, the ball was not cleared and old Hawks player Rob Miller smashed the ball into the roof. Conceding a second kicked Hawks into action, with Dan Rhodes prominent in midfield Hawks started to threaten the goal. They were rewarded with a goal from a Jack Biggs short corner. Hawks were the dominant side but could not find the equaliser, in the final minute of the game Hawks were awarded a short corner which was pushed over the bar. Not a great day at the office, if Hawks want to compete for the top places they must improve.