It was a wet start to the day but by the time the Ladies' 8s welcomed Iver & Burnham Ladies 1's for the match nature had decided to let up on its downpour. Due to our opposition being short a player our own Clare and Deborah kindly stepped up to fill in, alternating at half time so that our match could go ahead.
Hawks Ladies 8's had a comfortable start to the first half, our forwards and inners led the attack and very early on, a great cross in the D from Lottie meant that Yumna scored our first goal from the post. This increased the drive from Iver & Burnham who managed to turn it around with their attack also scoring a goal in the first half. However, this did not dampen the Hawks Ladies8's spirits and with support from our Inners (Romi & Hsu), the forward line managed another goal again by Yumna before half time.
After a good team chat at half time with great contributions from all players, Hawks started the second half even stronger. The forward line led a great attack which brought about a short corner, where the ball slipped from the top of the D to Clare who scored our third goal. With Hawks driving down the line and making smoother transfers with Hannah, Megan and Shan driving forward passing to our inners the forwards were able to get into the D with the fourth goal being scored by Megan via a lovely reverse hit.
Iver and Burnham led a good defence but with Yumna, Lottie and Libby driving the attack our fifth goal was scored by Clare on post. Iver and Burnham did not let up on their attack and gave Niv a lot of action in goal. Niv made many great saves and worked well with Kanari and Gill to coordinate our defence, however, in the last few minutes of the match Iver and Burnham’s forwards made a great goal. The match ended with a final 5-2 score for Hawks.
There were many nominations for player of the match including: Claire, Shan Romi, Lottie, Hannah, Deborah and Yumna
The player of the match was Romi who had a fantastic first match for Hawks Ladies 8's.
Our player of the match for Iver & Burnham was Linda who gave us a hard time with her fantastic hits! She was awarded the chocolate.
Thank you to Sophie Lawman for coordinating our subs and taking pictures, Evelyn Hargraves for also taking pictures and thank you to Iver and Burnham for a brilliant first game back in the New Year!