On the 19th November, Hawks Ladies 2s made the long trip to Witney to play against their Ladies 1s. Unfortunately, Hawks started on the back foot within the first 10 minutes; with Witney breaking past our lines with their speedy forwards seeing them score three time in this short time frame. It took Hawks those initial ten minutes to settle down and take those three goals on the chin, but started playing some of their normal fantastic hockey. Playing the ball around the back, man of the match Jess Madden-Waite slapped the ball cross-pitch finding a Hawks player who won a short corner. It was a tense moment as super-forward Mary Douglas stepped up to inject the ball to top D where captain Kara Kerr was waiting to strike. Kara’s powerhouse shot was saved, however the girls kept their cool composure and April Bedford found the rebound with a strong smack into the backboard, scoring our first goal. It was Giorgia Laird's first game for the Ladies 2s but you definitely wouldn't have known as she got stuck in and took on the Witney players.
Although Hawks played some great plays with passing going through each line on the attack, Witney continued to have all the luck in the world and scored another goal past us, making the half time score 4-1.
It was a luckless game, however, as Witney were in their full stride and Hawks couldn’t catch a break. Although great hockey was played in patches by the ladies in maroon, it wasn’t rewarded. The final score was 6-1 but good grit was shown by each Hawks team member and although a disappointing result, we will be able to reflect positively in preparation for our big game next week.