Our last match of the season was against Wychwood Badgers. When we arrived there was a strange apparition in the sky.... a large yellow ball?? No base layers required today!After recovering from the shock appearance of the sun we had a quick team talk and agreed that whatever the outcome we would be safe in 4th position and so we just wanted to enjoy it and have fun....... although a win would be the 'icing on the cake'!
As usual we took a few minutes to settle and the badgers put in an early attack which was easily halted by our defence. Soon we were connecting passes better and working well as a team to counter attack and we were rewarded with a goal from Clare E. 1-0 up and confidence grew. However Wychwood responded and got a breakaway to equalise. Despite the heat our midfield players put in a huge work rate and supported each other very well. We dominated play and had numerous attempts at goal which were defended but our tenacity paid off and we went 2-1 up just before half time with a goal from Linda.
In the second half Wychwood became increasingly frustrated as we out skilled them which affected their play and gave us the upper hand. One of their key players was sent off for 10 minutes on a yellow card. Hawks made the most of this advantage and were soon awarded another goal from Linda. The heat seemed to take its toll on our opposition whose spirits had dropped and we finished with a 3-1 win. What a great way to end a very enjoyable season!
Pippa was MOM for her great support play , skill and tireless effort in the midfield .