All round it was a true team and club performance with representatives from 1st to 7th teams as well as some Sunday only players. With sickness hitting the squad overnight we welcomed Evelyn in goal as a last minute replacement and great team management and flexibility was shown across the midfield and inner lines.
Throughout the game the whole team showed energy, commitment, and good communication. After an even start it was Hawks who went ahead when Tam made sure the ball went into the net. But shortly afterwards Bretforten equalised. Some changes in the Hawks team asked different questions of the opposition defence that they couldn’t answer and in an intense 5 minutes 4 Hawks goals were scored; two from Pip, a further one for Tam and one for Kathryn.
Bretforten came back into the game but some strong defence by Susan and Phil at the back and crucial saves from Evelyn kept the score at 5-1 at half time.
Not surprisingly Bretforten applied pressure in the second half but it was absorbed through great teamwork through the midfield and defence. It wasn’t long before another excellent passing move resulted in Sherene slotting home and with a 6-1 lead and the opposition legs tiring the game felt in control and in the last few minutes Pip completed her hatrick and a 7-1 victory was sealed.
Squad: Very ably managed by Vicky Easton was Kat, Caroline, Jacs, Rachel, Sherene, Pip, Susan ( MOM) Tam; Kathryn; Clare P; Claire R; Sarah W; Phil; Sarah D; Evelyn.