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Hawks U14B's go down to a hard working Wokingham

17 January 2016

U14 Boys B 1 - 5 Wokingham U14 Boys

With snow on the ground and cold conditions a few questions would be asked in the game against Wokingham who had entered the league to replace Maidenhead.

There was perhaps an air of complacency throughout a side who were unbeaten in the first half of the season, and it was Wokingham who took the early initiative.

It was clear that this was going to prove a tough challenge and 2 well worked moves found an unmarked player on the penalty spot who despatched the opportunities well to make it 2-0 at half time.

As Hawks chased the game the pattern of play fell away as did the passing and movement. The more intense pressing by the Wokingham players and solid defence found Hawks unable to move the ball quickly and open the spaces on the wings.

Despite a well taken goal by Adam Byles who followed up a reverse flick to cross the ball over the line, Hawks were generally on the back foot as possession was given away at contact and being caught on the ball.

The second half saw Wokingham maintain a solid back four and hit quickly on the break. The midfield lost its shape and although there were occasional opportunities around the Wokingham D, the opposition looked the ones more likely to score.

A further 3 goals made it 5-1 and on at least 2 occasions Finn Rumsby in goal found himself completed alone as the Wokingham player finished off moves with composure.

A bad day at the office.

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