On a glorious spring day, the Hawks teams travelled to Bloxham to take part in the annual In2Hockey tournament.
The B team faced a tough group and were unlucky not to progress to the semifinals despite some excellent hockey from all involved. Tough games against Witney and Bicester were sandwiched between good performances against Wallingford and Banbury. Several of the team will be back next year to challenge for the title with out a doubt!
The A team started well with a composed 1-0 win against the hosts Banbury. They then followed up that game with an imposing 2-0 win against Wallingford and a slightly more nervy win against Oxford to secure a semifinal place. The preparations for the final group game involved parents and coaches searching the campus for players who had dispersed to all corners for the long break but Alls well that ends well as the re-jigged team scored 3 unanswered goals against Thame - all too much for their coach!
The semi-final against Wallingford B was another great attacking performance but some good goalkeeping and some less than clinical finishing meant a nervy game until 2 late goals, including a spectacular deflection from Jacob, sealed the place in the final.
The final saw a rematch against Wallingford A which again was a well controlled attacking affair with Hawks dominating possession and scoring 2 great goals, including a superb dink over the Keeper from Fraser.
Overall Hawks A played 6 games without conceding a goal scoring 11 themselves to secure the County Championship in great fashion with contributions from the whole squad!
Thanks to Eddie for doing the bulk of our Umpiring and Tom Gilman for managing the B Team.
A Team: Orlando, Laurence, Xavier, Theo, Fraser, Julian, Ben, Charlie, Finn and Jacob.
B Team: Dominic, James, Sam, Archie, Zac, Willo, Oscar, Tommy and Luke.