The M1's made the long trip to Exeter on Sunday hoping to return to winning ways against Isca who are propping up the Conference table. Hawks started brightly and played well for fifteen minutes, save that they could not create any positive outcomes from their numerous entries into the opposition circle. They were then made to pay for their profligacy when Isca broke against the run of play to score from a route one counter attack. The goal raised Isca’s spirits and Hawks had allowed the game to become a much more even affair than their early domination had suggested would be the case. Hawks finally managed to raise their game in the five minutes leading up to half time and were rewarded with two goals, the first a rasping drive from Ed Tristem and then Jack Biggs converting Hawks first penalty corner on the stroke of half time. Hawks started the second half much as they did the first and three minutes into the second period Andy Watts expertly finished off Hawks most incisive move of the game. But Hawks returned to wasteful ways, Kit Cutter missing a gilt edged opportunity and other chances being squandered through poor decision making or poor execution of basic skills. Having failed to put the game out of Isca’s reach, the home side came at Hawks strongly in the last ten minutes. Fortunately the Hawks rearguard held resolute and the game was seen out for a welcome 3-1 win.