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Hawks 6s defeat top of the table Marlow 5s

08 December 2018, 14:00, Banbury Road North (Top)

Men's 6s 2 - 0 Marlow Men's 5s

Last game before the break for the indoor season (which for us oldsters means mostly eating and drinking), the Sixes were pitted against top of the table Marlow 5s on the top pitch. Having lent the 5s a couple of our young bucks, Finn and Aaron, we were able to call on a former starlet, Hutts, and also welcomed young Ed. This was always going to be a touch assignment, although Marlow could only muster 11 players, they had a lot of experience, and the first half was an attritional affair, with chances going begging at both ends, both keepers being called into action, with Theo making one cracking double save. Foggy, as ever, was ominipresent and was active in every corner of the pitch and worked well with Matt and Ash in midfield. Although nil nil at half time, our superiority, not only in numbers, but also in ball retention began to tell. First, our opening goal came courtesy of a well-worked Baldock family goal as Ed slipped the ball to Arthur at the top of the D, who returned it to his dad, and he flicked the ball high into the net. By now, against a flagging Pound Lane side, we were dominating possession, but left it relatively late before Boots struck a typically thunderous short corner shot low to the keeper’s right. Seeing out the game relatively comfortably, although Dunners was forced to make a couple of last ditch tackles, Hawks registered their fifth straight win and taken 19 points out of the last 21. Marlow stay top of the table at the half way stage but there are now six teams at the top within five points of each other, which makes it all to play for in the New Year.


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