Hawks 7ths will look back on this game and wonder how they did not assert themselves and take the points on offer. After starting brightly the possession was often handed back to Sonning in the vital areas of the pitch.
Individually and when on the ball the Hawks players looked assured, but Hockey is a team game and space is created through passing and movement, Too often the ball was carried into contact and movement was lacking.
Frustration then crept in and some errors led to a couple of chances being grabbed by Sonning to leave an uphill task. A deluge followed by a stunning rainbow provided a moment of reflection but did not bring any more colour to the Hawks pattern of play.
Freddie Smith, Whitey and OJ Webb continued to press, and Matt Oliverbrook worked tirelessly but it was not to be Hawks day as a firm shot from Freddie Smith at a short corner was hit into the ground and found the net. Unfortunately the bounce took it over the back board and provided no respite to the afternoon.
A line drawn under the game, particularly as Charlie Warner required assistance back to the club house following a rocket strike on the foot.