This was a key match away against top of the league table Wallingford. Hawks won an early short corner, resulting in Caz getting a shot on goal but the Wallingford Goalie made a good save. The Wallingford forwards then managed to win a series of short corners; the first went in the net, but was dangerously high so disallowed. Hawks saved the second, but luck ran out on the third when Wallingford managed to score with one of those frustrating messy little goals. A fantastic run down the right wing from Emily D (one of many!) took the ball back up the pitch and the forwards built a strong attack on goal with a series of confident accurate passes and good team work. This resulted in another short for Hawks; strong defence from Wallingford however thwarted a good attempt on goal. Megan worked hard in goal thoughout, successfully saving a number of accurate & hard strikes from a further 2 Wallingford short corners and also saving a well taken penalty flick . Several more shots towards goal from Hawks never really tested the Wallingford goalie, all going left of the post. The two teams were fairly evenly matched overall, but despite the determination of the team, Hawks just couldn't get the ball in the net to equalise, and the match finished 1-0 to Wallingford. Man of the match: Emma Milne for her superb energy and the numerous balls she won back from the Wallingford midfield.
Written by Helen Milne (praise for Emma Milne added by Catherine Taylor!)