Hawks Ladies 2s made the trip to Winchester in cold conditions for our penultimate outing before the Christmas break. We started quietly and let Winchester have a couple of early breaks in the game.
We soon found of rhythm though and strung a series of good attacks together, threatening Winchester’s goal every time. Full backs passed the ball to half backs and we found height and width through great leads from our forwards. We kept working hard with player of the match Odders eventually breaking the deadlock with a goal in open play. A minute after this, Hawks were awarded a penalty stroke which Odders calmly slotted home to take us into half time at 2-0.
Far from our strongest performance, Wilko had some half time words and we set out to build on the score in the second half. Winchester had some break away opportunities but Hawks managed these well and continued to put pressure on the Winchester goal. Smithers converted a short corner to take us to 3-0 up mid-way through the second half. This was the final score and Hawks were pleased to have run out winners and taken home the 3 points, as well as a clean sheet.