Ladies 3s starting the New Year with a bang!
08 January 2022, 13:15, Wallingford HC
Ladies' 3s 5 - 0 Wallingford Ladies 1s
The rain had finally stopped pouring which I’m told is some sort of phenomenon when you play at Wallingford…
Was this a sign of good things to come for the L3s I hear you ask? YES!!!!!!!!!!!
The game started a little frantic with Hawks giving away the ball in some key areas but somehow the back four managed and of course the amazing Millie made some key blocks to keep the ball out of the net.
The post-Christmas haze started to wear off and the 3s started growing in confidence and a few quick short sharp passes later we’d won a short corner. Now surely, we weren’t going to score from our first corner of 2022, were we? Oh yes we were! The ball went straight to left slip where Minton was waiting to smash the ball into the bottom right corner. 1-0 Hawks!
A bit of Wallingford resistance made Hawks wait a little for their next one. The ball was hit into the D from outside the 23 to Nele who took a neat turn and produced a wonder strike into the top left corner. 2-0 at half time.
After a much needed half time break, Hawks were adamant to hold off Wallingford and keep the clean sheet they deserved. The first 5 minutes however went to Wallingford with some sustained pressure, but they still couldn’t manage to breakthrough. With their heads lowering, Hawks went on the counter where Phoebe did some magic only she could do and some how get the ball across to Vikki who was waiting at the back post with a not so simple tap in, 3-0! Now Hawks were really on the ascendency and within a couple of minutes were 4-0 up with a great solo goal by Phoebe.
Wallingford kept pressing and even managed to get the ball into the goal – albeit this was passed into it from a Hawks defender (no names shall be mentioned, E.T.) – thankfully to everyone’s relief it didn’t count, and the game stayed at 4-0 until Nele struck again to grab her 2nd and Hawks 5th!
Result: 5-0 to the Ladies 3s!
MOM: tied between Flo, Nele and Phoebe