The men’s 3’s were always set for a tough game away to table-toppers Milton Keynes, and that task was made tougher when they set off with only 11 players. Despite this, Hawks battled bravely during the first half and although the half ended with Milton Keynes leading 2-0 Hawks still felt in the game. However, Hawks' 11 players inevitably tired in the second half and conceded 4 further goals. They were able to create a few good chances, and will be disappointed not to have taken them, although any converted chance may well have only proved to be a consolation with the game ending 6-0 to Milton Keynes.
MK deservedly won and there can be no complaints on our part about the result. The next few weeks are key for the survival chances of the men's 3's in MBBO regional 2. They must look to take maximum points from the next few games which is well within their grasp.
Although a disappointing result, a real positive at the end of the game - both umpires were talking to Boggs and said how much they enjoyed umpiring the game due to the good natured atmosphere that the game was played in and the excellent discipline of Hawks. Further, a spectator of the game also said the same to Boggs on the way to the clubhouse. Although something that could be perceived as trivial, a real credit to the 3's and to Hawks as a club.