After a slow start Hawks U14 B team produced a display of good hockey against a battling Banbury sides. Both teams enjoyed the wet conditions of the pitch as the ball was moved around.
The passing and movement of the Hawks players was to prove the deciding factor as they settled into the game. Initially the ball was played into contact as players tried to create their own space but the influence of Ferguson in midfield and Monroe at the heart of the defence began to change the pattern of the game.
The ball was moved around through Madar, Ferguson and Vine in midfield who were now able to release OOL up front-Ollie Walker, Ollie Paton and Luke Maslen.
Ollie Paton opened the scoring with a well taken finish and Ollie Walker made it 2 with the first of his 4 goals.
Banbury continued to make a fight of the game and played with a smile on their face throughout. However as they were forced to close down the spaces created by improved distribution, Ed Murray and Kristian Nesbitt and Aaron Tyler-Chamberlain began to find Ollie Walker and Luke Maslen to cause the Banbury defence problems.
Goals from Amar Madar (2), Luke Maslen (1), Ollie Paton (2) added to Ollie Walkers 4 to put the result beyond doubt. One flowing move of one touch hockey from back to front saw Ollie Walker slam the ball crisply home to the supporters delight.
Louis Clarkson in goal made fine saves throughout to finish his great season on a personal high with a clean sheet.
However this would not be the final story as continued persistence and hard work by both Mark Milner and Kristian Nesbitt secured a goal apiece to make the final score 11-0.
The team contained a number of debut performances, all of whom showed their potential, and were well marshalled by captain Dominic Monroe who gets joint man of the match for his performance alongside the free scoring Ollie Walker, who with Ollie Paton were quite simply a handful all game.
This leaves the B team at the top of both of their respective leagues and provides an excellent platform for further development both as a team and individually.
Keep up the hard work and bring on 2016!