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Hawks U14 B's play counter attacking hockey to secure the win

20 March 2016

U14 Boys B 4 - 1 Amersham & Chalfont U14 Boys Giants

Hawks arrived for the fixture with a squad of X1 so rolling subs was not to be an option, and the game would test the fitness and concentration.

Hawks were on top for most of the first half and with Roly Belton, Aaron Tyler Chamberlain and OJ Webb in midfield they pressed high. Space in the D was tight and several chances were will saved with the link play between Adam Byles, Ollie Graham and Simon White unable to find the shot to beat the goal keeper.

The dead lock was finally broken when Mattie Hardman slotted home a short corner with a firm strike after good work by Henry Vine led to the penalty corner award. Roly Belton was unlucky not to make it 2-0 at half time when his reverse shot was drilled against the cross bar.

Amersham upped the tempo in the 2nd half and began to take the game to Hawks and skipper Dominic Monroe, Ed Murray and Matt Hardman were called upon to clear their lines after sustained periods of pressure. Finn Rumsby was also called upon to make some fine saves but the coin finally dropped and Hawks began to feed the ball to the wide channels.

As the defence held firm they were able to counter attack and catch Amersham on the break. Ollie Graham finished well as Simon White created space in the left channel and then the pace of Adam Byles and Aaron Tyler Chamberlain unlocked the Amersham defence and with good passing in the D, Ollie Graham made it 3-0 and Adam Byles finished a flowing move as OJ Webb drew the goal keeper and passed square for Byles to finish. OJ was a little unlucky not to score himself when Byles, Graham and White combined to leave a tight angle finish on the right post which the ball struck as OJ hit the first time shot.

Amersham continued to press and scored a consolation goal through their persistence and hard work to make it 4-1.

 

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