With a squad of just 13 players the ladies 2s rocked up to Marlow on a Saturday morning for their first pre-season match of the season.
We had a good start managing to get into the circle multiple times and managing to get many short corners for the team. The first goal of the match was scored by Smithers by managing to flick it into the net around the goalie. Also a noticeable mention for Smithers who did a great aerial to Catherine who nearly scored in a 1 v 1 against the goalie. We kept playing and eventually won a short corner and Lili drag flicked it for Helen to deflect it in the goal. After a half time talk where we talked about doing a half court press we were ready to play the second half. We started well, managing to execute the half court press effectively and once again managed to win another short corner where Caro did a lovely hit deflected into the goal. During this whole game the defending cohort managed to do a great job at keeping the ball away from the goal with the goalie only touching it twice in the whole game! The last and final goal was scored by Emily after Smithers passed the ball into space for Emily to run onto which ended up with Emily scoring in a 1v1 against the goalie. The score was 4-0 to hawks in the end with the MoM being Emily.
Overall it was a good game to get the team into the swing of it and let's hope for the best for the rest of the season !