Mens 6's beat top of table with addition of some youth
18 February 2017, 15:00, Banbury Road North (Near)
Men's 6s 3 - 0 OMT Men's 3s
This was top of the table v relegation scrappers, but was our luck finally turning? On a day of FA Cup shock results, could there be something in the air?
When 2 minutes later Darby had slotted home a "goal of the season" contender from the top of the D - Shambles "pouncing" on momentary hesitation from OMT injected a first time ball in, Darby was quickest to react, the keeper only saw it as it looped over his head - there definitely was a whiff of something in the air...
With the added youth in the Hawks 6s "Half Term line up" - Spittles Jnr, John Black Jnr, Charlie & Thomas - there was a real vigour and determination to the midfield. With control in midfield, Ash & Image double-teaming the OMT playmaker, Karl, Bunny and Jonny mopping up everything at the back, it actually started to look like Hawks were more likely to score again. Several OMT short corners were successfully repelled, and then, on the stroke of half time, Archie & Shambles cleverly worked our option "16dd" which involved Archie on all fours crawling the ball into the D, for Shambles to strike it past a slightly confused looking OMT defence (in fact, slightly confused everybody...).
2-0 at Half Time, barely a need for anything rousing from the Chair this week, and the whiff was definitely now of fear coming from the OMT youth...
If anything Hawks got stronger in the second half and probably had the better chances. Jonny continued to squash the occasional breakaway chance, and the Hawks 6s fitness, youth (and additional 5 players) started to tell. Eventually the increasing pressure told, and with Hawks streaming forwards in numbers, John Black Jnr got the ball in the D and slotted it decisively past the stranded keeper...it was all over bar the shouting (actually there was no shouting).
Hawks 6s back in winning ways, back in business and basking in the whiff of victory...onwards and upwards...who is next week!