The ladies 2s made the journey to picturesque Battersea Park to face Wanderer's. Once a couple of players had resisted the urge to purchase something from the snack van (they had ran out!) Hawks set about working towards putting a positive week of training into practise.
Hawks perhaps were caught a little on the back foot with a turnover in possession in a dangerous area of the pitch leading to a goal for Wanderer's - not the start that the girls wanted. However, Hawks soon got back to their more familiar first half performances with a lot of pressure on the Wanderer's goal, leading to a number of successive short corners.
Jo Palethorpe was on hand to convert 2 of the short corners to bring the score to a truer reflection of the match in the first half, 2-1. Unfortunately, although continuing to have the upper hand, Hawks were undone shortly before half time when Wanderer's converted a short corner of their own. HT 2-2.
In the second 35, Hawks struggled to get as firm a grip on the game as they had enjoyed in the first half and Wanderer's stepped up their game as expected. Hawks were by no means dominated, still creating chances of their own, but with 15 minutes to go, Wanderer's made the most of some hesitant team defending burying the ball from the top of the D.
Hawks tried to push for what they believed was a deserved equaliser but were undone again just before the final whistle when Wanderer's converted another short corner. FT 4-2.
Hawks were not totally disappointed with the result as the performance is building positively and there is plenty of belief that the results will follow soon.
MoM Laura Scragg