The M1's played Southgate on Saturday in the second of three games in four days against experienced national league opposition. Having given National Prem side Reading a competitive game on Thursday evening, they found Souhgate just as challenging on Saturday. With a plethora of new players for coach Todd Williams to look at, the weekend was very much a case of giving pitch time to as many new players as possible as the squad starts to take shape. Against Southgate, basic trapping and passing was well below par and Southgate dominated for long periods of play without ever scoring the goals their dominance merited. Gregor Hearn scored an equaliser with minutes left on the clock to give the score line a flattering look for Hawks.
Many thanks to Clive Jones for the photos.