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Hawks 6s made to work hard for a 4-3 win against MK Dons

27 October 2018, 11:00, Banbury Road North (Top)

Men's 6s 4 - 3 Milton Keynes Men's 4s

Hawks 6s recorded their second league win of the season against a dogged Milton Keynes side at BRN on a chilly Saturday morning to take them to the heady heights of sixth in the league. Although winless, MK Dons provided stern opposition and indeed led 2-1 at half time, much to the consternation of Hawks who completely dominated possession and created loads of chances, but got caught on the break. Keen to start stronger than the previous week, Hawks were up for the fight after a good warm up yet again got caught at the back and annoyingly, it was Jonny Atkins’ nephew who walzed round the defence and made it 0-1 to the Dons. Despite the amount of pressure, we found ourselves traipsing down the middle of the park rather than going wide on the flanks and found their keeper in inspired form. However, it finally fell to skipper Ed Baldock to score and draw level, only for our opposition and that pesky relative to catch us out again to take the lead. HT: 1-2 Stern words were had at half time and we were determined not to let this game slip away from us and with renewed vigour, we maintained possession, stayed patient and importantly played down the wings, Jonathan Taylor and Arthur Baldock particularly finding themselves in lots of space. This bore rewards as Ed worked his way through a packed D to equalise and as we continued to dominate – and tempers frayed slightly – Foggy and Finn both got on the scoresheet with excellent finishes, the latter created by an excellent mazy run from Aaron. At 4-2 up,it seemed like plain sailing, but a remarkable reverse stick finish from one of their elders made it 4-3 and a nervy finish ensued. Theo was called upon to make some valuable saves and we eventually ran out winners to take all the points. Thanks to Geoff P and a post-op Hutts for blowing so well and calming things down, particularly when Finn (15) upset their defender (apx. 40) with his very own vigorous interpretation of tackling.

 

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