The Ladies 1s made the journey over to Cambridge to face Conference East side Cambridge City, featuring Olympic gold medallist Helen Richardson-Walsh. Hawks started well but the deadlock was broken on 20 minutes when Cambridge finished off a well-worked short corner. Hawks had a chance cleared off the line minutes later from a corner of their own, and then suffered again as Cambridge doubled their lead on the stroke of halftime, once more from a penalty corner.
In the second half Hawks stepped up a gear and circle penetrations increased as a result. After only two minutes Row Hearn won the ball in the middle of the pitch and skillfully drove past a few players before sliding the ball through to Annie Denly who calmly rounded the keeper and finished well on her reverse. The equaliser came ten minutes later when Abi Flory drove down the right at pace and found Becky Odlin in the D. Odlin's strike was deflected to the left post where Jo Tolson was on hand for a simple tap-in.
A very satisfying day for the Ladies 1s, who travel to the Plum Tournament at Lee Valley next weekend for their final friendly action before the league starts on 23 September.