Banner picture of Hawks players

First win lifts Hawks 5s off the bottom of the table!

11 November 2017, 16:00, Banbury Road North (Near)

Men's 5s 1 - 0 Sonning Men's 3s

This week saw the Oxford Hawks 5th team take on Sonning 3’s, a team just 1 point ahead in the table. The game had a strong start, with the Hawks attacking right from the start and a few shots almost finding their way into the goal. However, it wasn’t until the 20th minute when the Hawks found the goal with a great run from Will Smith to the end line and a pass back to Lawrence Green, who was waiting on the penalty spot to slot it into the bottom right corner. Hawks came close a few more times in the first half but were unsuccessful and ended the half 1-0 up.
The second half started with a few more opportunities from Sonning as they began to press the Hawks, causing keeper Jon Davies to make some spectacular saves to keep the Hawks in the game. The Hawks then had a goal unfortunately disallowed, when Lawrence Green deflected the ball into the net from a well-worked short corner routine, due to the keeper not being ready for the injection. This lead to a stressful final ten minutes, with Hawks only 1-0 up and Sonning trying hard to get something from the game. However the Hawks held on, leading to their first win of the season and taking them off bottom of the table.
Man of the Match was awarded to right-back Danny Johnson, for some brilliant aggressive drives down the wing, and some even better clearances from the D.
Next week the 5’s face Banbury 3’s, who are 3 points ahead in the league table. They are hoping that they can take this winning mentality to Banbury, for what should be a thrilling encounter between two rivals.

 

Squad

Jon Davies, Sam Drury, Daniel Johnson, James Holder, Andy Kaye, Chris Larner, Stephen Hudson, Ben Hudson, Bradley Fogden, Lawrence Green, Simon White, John (Jr) Black, Ed Belcher, Will Smith, Giles Oldershaw

Player of the match: Daniel Johnson

Scorers

Lawrence Green Open Play

Umpires

Will Heywood
Andy Watts
Published:
More about our sponsors
Sponsorship packages available
How to Join Fantasy League
Image Gallery Icon

Recent Photo Galleries

Recent Match Results

19 November

U16 Boys 2 - 7 Guildford U16 Boys
U16 Girls B 1 - 0 Bicester U16 Girls
U14 Girls A ? - ? Marlow U 14 Girls
U14 Boys ? - ? Wycombe U14 Boys
U18 Boys ? - ? Bedford U18 Boys
U18 Girls ? - ? Rugby and East Warwick U18 Girls

18 November

Ladies' 4s 0 - 5 Witney Ladies 2s
Ladies' 5s 5 - 0 Bicester Ladies' 2s
Ladies' 3s 0 - 1 Oxford University Ladies 2s
Men's 5s 5 - 2 Banbury Men's 3s
Ladies' 2s 5 - 2 Hampstead and Westminster Ladies 3s
Ladies' 1s 1 - 1 Swansea City Ladies 1s
Men's 4s 1 - 3 Maidenhead Men's 2s
Men's 2s 2 - 4 Amersham & Chalfont Men's 1s
Men's 7s 4 - 2 South Berkshire Mens 6s
Ladies' 6s 2 - 2 Wychwood Ladies 1s
Harriers 2 - 0 Banbury Development
Falcons 4 - 0 Winchester Wanderers
Men's 6s 2 - 8 Tring Men's 2s
Men's 1s 5 - 2 Winchester Men's 1s
Men's 3s 3 - 4 Sonning Men's 1s
News from England Hockey