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Mens 1s leave it very late to grab all 3 points

25 February 2017, 13:30, Banbury Road North (Near)

Men's 1s 3 - 2 Spencer Men's 1s

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After a very very poor performance the previous Saturday at Battersea Park, Hawks M1s bounced back to beat Spencer 3-2 at BRN, with some good fortune going their way and a short corner converted after the 70 minutes was up.

The game started with Spencer perhaps on top and having the territorial advantage - but struggling to create clear cut chances and Hawks organised defence holding out well. Hawks looked dangerous on the break and gradually started to get into the game. They took the lead in fortunate circumstances (finally some luck that had been lacking after Christmas) - a ball into the D by Olie Lobo evaded everyone and cannoned back of the post to an eagerly waiting Ted Bennett who couldn't believe his luck. He firmly struck the ball from 2 inches out to 2 inches over the line for a 1-0 lead. Hawks then quickly extended their lead after some good work from Toby Blong, and with Alex Williams converting, it was 2-0 at HT.

The 2nd half started with Spencer again having the territory and possession, and their persistence paid off as they scored 2 quick goals, the second from a corner. Hawks nearly re-took the lead with a Williams tomahawk but a great save from the Spencer GK kept the scores even. Spencer then had chances to go ahead, and with 5 minutes to go they forced 3 short corners. One was saved by GK Chris Price, and two were brilliantly defended by Jack Biggs after poor injections and trapping by Spencer.

Hawks broke from one end to the other after a Biggs tackle, and the ball was worked from Tom Godding to Blong who drove into the D and found the boot of a defender. The final whistle blew, and despite having the whole Hawks team up to potentially work a complex and brilliant passing routine, Biggs fired hard and low into the corner to jubilation and to snatch all 3 points. A much better performance and feeling this week!

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