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Hawks 6s prevail in local derby

10 November 2018, 14:30, Banbury Road North (Top)

Men's 6s 4 - 2 Oxford Men's 6s

The Mens 6s made it three unbeaten league matches on the trot as they defeated local rivals Oxford 4-2, avenging their pre-season thrashing in September. This was always going to be a feisty affair, but heightened emotions were kept in check by the excellent officiating of Hutts and Scraggy. With the earlier torrential rain dissipating, to be replaced by blinding sunshine and Hutts’ jaunty cap, Hawks began strongly and deservedly went two up through old lags Boots and Ed B with contrasting, yet clinical, finishes. Oxford worked their way back into the game and a firmly struck reverse shot made it 2-1, before George G re-established the two goal lead. 3-1 at half time and the next goal was always going to be crucial. At the back, Hugh and particularly Charlie Warner had excellent games and were busy for much of the second half, as we tended to overturn the ball too much with lax passing, fortunately Foggy was at his combative best and Finn up front again irritated his opposing elders. Ed B eased our worries with another shovel into the corner, but this only galvanised our opposition further and as we came increasingly under the cosh, Theo again was called into action between the sticks. He is improving every game. The fact that Oxford grabbed only one further goal was a surprise, as they had loads of chances and in truth the result could have been 6-5 (to either team). The 6s are beginning to gel now and all members are stepping up to the plate and beginning to understand their individual roles, which can only be positive news for the rest of the season.


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