The ladies 2s first pre season friendly was against local rivals Oxford. Always played in high spirits, Hawks started the game well, making lots of good connections all over the pitch and getting some early short corners. Sadly none were converted but the early possession and pressure on the Oxford defence was a positive start. As the match went on both teams had chances come and go, with both goal keepers making some great saves to keep the match level. Unfortunately for Hawks, just before half time, Oxford were awarded a penalty stroke which the player dispatched. 1-0 Oxford.
With lots of positive points made at half time Hawks stepped up their game and made life difficult for Oxford. Lots of good link up play between all the lines meant Hawks were on top for most of the second half. Mid way through, a lovely ball was played through to Olivia which she took calmly on her reverse and put over the keeper into the top corner. Now the score was 1-1. As the half went on Hawks created lots more chances but were unable to add to the score sheet.MOM went to Hibbles who had a great game and created so many attacking opportunities, as well as running for Britain throughout the 4 1/4's.
Overall it was a great start to the ladies 2’s pre season and they look forward to their next match away at Reading.