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Mens 5's climb to 4th after hard fought win v Windsor 2's

23 February 2013, 10:30, Banbury Road North (Top)

Men's 5s 2 - 1 Windsor Men's 2s

The Mens 5's had another 7 changes to last weeks winning team, having swopped players with the 4ths and Senators, we welcomed James Finlayson from the Senators and Gab Mynheer from the 4ths. After the silky passing start, it seemed like the early goal slotted away by Ashley Robbins would be the first of many, but alas this was not the case. Windsor took advantage of Hawks unfamiliarity with each other, and started to make inroads in the final 3rd, with only the superlative Charles Darby stopping them from scoring numerous times. The pressure unsettled the Hawks team and a half time score of 1-0 was kind to say the least. 

The second half started much like the first, with Hawks moving the ball well, but again, Windsor clawed their way back with a number of shorts, where eventually they beat Darby by going round him. 1-1 and Windsors tails were up. The Mens 5's then showed how gritty they have become as a large squad, and with Karl Hack pressing, hassling (and maybe even snarling) the Windsor defence, he set the tone for the rest to follow. Finally the midfield of Cairns and Image started to take some control, aided by some terrific tackling by James Blenkinsop, and a string of passes around the pitch saw Rich Venables slot home 2-1. The Windsor 2's didn't give up though and they forced two late shorts that the Hawks defence kept out, and keep the momentum up the table.

Apart from Man of the match Charles Darby, everyone worked their hardest, and that never say die attitude has been why we are having our best season for a long time, despite the side changing week to week so much.

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