Final game of 2016, against Buckingham. The ladies 6's were hopeful as they were playing the bottom of the league. However they gave us a really challenging game. They had a resilient defence and a passionate forward line. The 6's took a while to warm up with an unfamiliar team which allowed Buckingham to score in the first three minutes with a fortunate deflection. However soon the team settled in and produced some fine attacking moves. Between Becky and Ruth the first goal was scored with a beautiful 1-2 which found the back of the net. At half time the score was one all. After a wonderful and inspiring talk from Phil, the ladies 6s continued to play with skill and quick passes. A short corner resulted in another stunning goal for the team thanks to a brilliant 1-2 between Blanche and Linda who shot at the post. Jade got to the post and expertly tapped the ball into the goal. A special mention must go out to Perdy, who made an incredible stick save that was praised even by the opposition. An opposition free hit resulted in the Captain, Becky, being hit but luckily her natural padding saved her from sustaining a broken rib. still she had to be taken off the pitch with pain to a very sensitive area. Georgie Flynn and Izzy Gibson did some stunning pick ups and ran well with the ball. Our defensive line was strong and marked tightly in the second half. The final score was 2-1 to the Hawks ladies 6s and all the players communicated well and played to a high standard, a very deserved win. Ruth got man of the match due to her brilliant speed and skill in the attacking line. Jade, Izzy Gibson, Georgie and Phil also got votes. Now we must all go off to celebrate with a meal and the Christmas disco. Well played to everyone and merry Christmas!