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Another loss for the ladies 5s

05 October 2019, 11:00, Banbury Road North (Top)

Ladies' 5s 1 - 2 Milton Keynes Ladies 2s

The fastest goal of the season? 
The changing room felt crowded this week with a full squad of 15 players. Captain Emma had produced a comprehensive subbing plan and we went out to warm up with confidence. An energetic warm up was taken into the game, and Milton Keynes were on the back foot straight from the push back. After a passing move down the left a cross was put in and Pip received it well moved into space and hit the ball with pace into the bottom corner of the goal. We were a goal up after 57 seconds! 
The team continued to play good passing hockey but were unable to capitalise again, and as the half progressed MK worked their way back into the game. They created chances and won some penalty corners but due to strong team defence they failed to convert. So Hawks were still 1-0 up at half time with everything to play for. 
The second half started well but MK continued to attack and test the marking and cover in the defence. Their pressure eventually paid off when they took a quick free hit drove into the circle and scored with a hard shot into the corner of the goal.
A more even patch of play followed as Hawks fought to gain territory and score a second goal, but it was MK that scored again, with some defensive confusion that allowed the ball to roll over the line. 
In the last period Hawks were more attacking seeking a goal to draw level, however despite several short corners they failed to score again and the final score was a 2-1 loss. 
The team is playing well, and improving each week. There is great potential in the squad and it will be exciting to see the progress that is bound to come.
Thanks to the umpires, Purdy for helping with the subs,  all the supporters and Sophie for a delicious cake. 
Evelyn, Freya, Susan, Becky, Caroline, Annabel, Abi, AlIce, Ffion, Emma, Emily, Pip, Caitie, Lucia, Sophie 
MOM Abi. 


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