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M1's Misfire at Havant

02 March 2019, 13:30

Men's 1s 0 - 2 Havant Men's 1s

The M1's travelled to league leaders Havant on Saturday knowing that a win could move them to within one point of top spot.  They quickly seized the early initiative but in a trait that was to follow throughout the match they failed to translate pressure on the opposition into goals.  Havant played their way into the game and took the lead on fifteen minutes from a swift counter attack.  In a tight match both teams turned over the ball too often after establishing promising field positions.  Despite this, both sides had their fair share of opportunities in and around the opposition circle, but neither could really create clear cut shots on goal.  The match stats would probably have shown parity in terms of possession and territory but the pressure was on Hawks to make something happen and at critical times they were not clinical enough in execution to make the most of openings when they did come along.  As the clock ticked down, Hawks had to start taking the greater risks and with two minutes remaining this led to a pass just inside their own half being picked off allowing Havant to counter swiftly and to show the sort of precision that Hawks had generally lacked, putting the result beyond doubt at 2-0.


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