Hawks U16 Girls made the trip to Wallingford for their next Girls Championship Game. Hawks were raring to go and started off the game really positively. However the Wallingford GK made a number of great saves early on to keep the score at 0-0. After some great play from Siena Robbins, Hawks were awarded a penalty corner but sadly Row Hearn's drag flick was saved by the GK.
Wallingford created many attacking opportunities as well but Cora Browne-Clayton and the starting back four - Chloe Scragg, Izzy Gibson, Amelia Thomas and Jessica Madden-Waite worked really well together and it remained an exciting 0-0 draw.. Before half time, Wallingford converted one of their chances so Hawks went into half time a wee bit disappointed, knowing that they had a lot of work to do in the 2nd half.
The girls were definitely up for the challenge and spent a lot of time patiently building up the play to get into the Wallingford D. Hawks' first goal was scored by Holly Senior who had been working hard and putting pressure on the defence and GK throughout the game. Hawks decided they were not keen on a draw and continued to attack. Lexi Newall scored the 2nd Hawks goal.
The final Hawks goal was scored by Siena who picked up the ball at the 25 and drove past several players and then calmly slotted the ball past the Wallingford GK. The game finished 3-1 and the u16s look forward to playing in next weekend's league game against Wallingford.
It was a really good team performance with all the girls playing some lovely hockey and working hard all over the pitch. Man of the match was awarded to Jessica Madden-Waite for her composure and great defending at FB, as well as all her skilful ways getting out of tight situations.Finally a massive thanks to Scraggy for umpiring the game.