Hawks made the long journey over to Cambridge to play their penultimate friendly game before the league restart. Their opponents Cambridge City, currently faring very well in the East Conference, started well and gave keeper Jess Hughes a few tests which she handled well. Hawks settled well and played some lovely passing hockey, with great moves down both sides; player of the match Abi Flory giving the Cambridge defence all sorts of headaches. However it was Cambridge who broke the deadlock, with an unfortunate deflection at a short corner leaving Hughes with no chance. Hawks reacted well, and a quick free hit on the left found Jo Tolson on the baseline who played lovely one-two with Katie Hewitt, finishing well past the keeper to level the tie.
The second half was an even affair, with some good Hawks attacks through the middle, Ella Cusack and Lucy Millington on top form. However it was Cambridge who scored what turned out to be the winning goal, pouncing on the rebound from a corner lifting the ball over Hughes. Hawks pushed all the way to the end, and came close to levelling but the clock ran down, leaving coach Andy Clark happy with a good performance as they continue to build to the league restart.