Hawks played positive hockey from the start enjoying a lot of possession in the attacking half, linking well to create chances in the D. However the finishing touch was lacking and the Reading keeper had a very strong first half. The Hawks defence were composed and sure in mopping up the few long balls coming through from Reading.
Hawks continued their positive play in the second half and were soon rewarded with their first goal. A third consecutive short corner led to man of the match, April following up an initial strike to force the ball goal ward via a Reading defender. The second goal soon followed with incisive running from Gemma on the right leading to Emily Wilkins calmly tucking the ball in the far corner of the goal.
Hawks will take many positives from such a solid and dominant performance and look forward to their first home game, welcoming Eastcote to BRN next week.