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Men's 7ths give Thame a run for their money but go down 2-1

18 March 2017

Men's 7s 1 - 2 Thame Men's 2s

Hawks were facing a tough test as they lined up with 13 proud and true and Rory Bowden stepping into the kicking back role before departing to Australia.

This team have shown they are made of stern stuff and with Whitey Snr given a free role to create chaos Warner Jnr, Whitey Jnr, Bush, Evans and Fogden showed how much they have developed through the season and all played their socks off.

Thame soon took the game to Hawks but their right channel were contained with the combination of Warner, White and Fogden. With Warner Snr taking a deeper role in midfield the movement and pace of Whitey Snr forced Thame into mistakes as they broke over the half way line.

Dunn and Bowden marshalled the back and Hawks were a little unlucky as the ball broke from an infringement which left Warner Snr with his stick hooked away and a soft goal conceded on the far post.

Pushing forward the pace of Walsh and Bush and the touches of Fogden and Whitey Jnr kept Thame on the back foot but clear cut chances were hard to manufacture.

In the 2nd half Hawks looked more settled and some good moves with interplay with Evans pushing forward and Warner combining with Fogden and Whitey Jnr, Bush found himself with a couple of half chances and Andrew Graham probed for an equaliser.

At this stage of the game Bishop was creating space down the right channel and it was a little unlucky when the ball was given away down the left and a 2nd goal was conceded.

However Hawks were not down and out and after an excellent drive by Fogden, Hawks secured a short corner. In a slightly unconventional move Warner Snr and Alex Bush caused the ball to spill to the right and a shot from Bush took a deflection and looped over the keeper into the back of the net.

Despite being unable to get an equaliser the Hawks team left the field with broad smiles after a great game where they had done themselves proud.

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