Today saw the Ladies 5 team come up against a hardy Wokingham side.
It all began with the team hugging the radiator in the changing rooms for warmth as it was very cold outside. We then took a brisk run around the car park for a warm up followed by some skills on the pitch.
Susan won the Toss which set the team up well. The initial whistle blew and it was clear that Wokingham had their head in the game. They soon intercepted the ball and seemed to look strong. However, the half line weren’t going to take any nonsense from the other team. They soon stole the ball back and were heading for goal, unfortunately this did not materialise.
Throughout the first half there were some good set plays from both teams, but it was evident the Hawks side could not keep warm which lead to some very hasty and ultimately poor decisions. Resulting in the Hawks conceding a goal.
After a very positive half time talk Hawks were ready to come back with vengeance. They started the second half with a good frame of mind and some quick passing lead to a goal. Unfortunately this was disallowed due to the ball going off the back line.
Not giving up Hawks set up again and had a series of near misses on crosses and short corners. Eventually the hard work paid off with some great play from Lotty and eventually being touched in by Maddie.
Both teams held up a good game in the last 10 leading to an overall 1-1 draw.
MOM went to Jane for her undeniable contribution of all elements of game play and fighting spirit to the final whistle.