This was always going to be a really close game with both Oxford Hawks and Marlow sitting at the top of the table of the England U16 Championship with equal points. Although both teams were going to go through to the next round, Hawks were very keen to go through as winners of the group. However it soon became apparent that Marlow were equally keen for the same thing.
It was a really close game with Marlow putting Hawks under a lot of pressure throughout the game but the defence and GK, Cora were up to the task repeatedly during the 70 minutes. Man of the match, Siena Robbins scored Hawks' only goal with a great individual run and finish past the keeper. The score finished 2-1 to Marlow but Hawks now look forward to their Tier 2 game on the 12th March.
Thanks to Paul Scragg for umpiring again!