Thanks to Deborah's ingenuity and determination to find opportunities for players at all levels and stages of their hockey career, the newly formed Hawks Ladies 8s played their first match. Despite some back to hockey and first match nerves, we settled quickly and responded to immediate pressure from Marlow Ladies 4s. Despite not being able to create many realistic chances, we pressed well as a team and didn't give up easily.
We got a sense of the strengths and skills players will bring to the squad: Megan's tenacity; Charlotte's finding space; Kiki's positioning; Angie's dribbling; Lucille's energy, Huei's powerful hit; Alice's speed on the ball; Harriet's running; Deborah's unbreachable stick; Jill's defensive composure; Sal's chasing of the loose ball.
Despite our team's best efforts, we gave Marlow too many opportunities to attack. Trinity worked very hard and remained cool and confident under a lot of pressure, keeping the score down to a 0-3 and earning a well-deserved PoM!
Many thanks to Evelyn Hargraves for the excellent photos.