The team was a little depleted this week with players missing through injury, international duty and... a One Direction concert?! The 12 who turned out, including captain Linda Phillips who had secured a pass to leave Scout Camp in order to play, we're raring to go and confident of a win.
This pre-match confidence was carried onto the pitch and within 10 minutes Hawks were 2-0 up. It all happened so fast nobody can remember who scored or in which order. We think the first goal came from a fine shot from Aoife Miller which was initially saved by the keeper but fell to Rebecca Black for the rebound. The second, well it's anyone's guess. A second for Rebecca Black, perhaps? No, it was Aoife.
It was clear that the pressure was all with Hawks. Great work in the middle of the park from Rebecca Cannon and Megan Davies helped to keep this position. The only challenge to the Hawks defence was on the quick break. Caught slightly unawares on one occasion the ball was sent into the D by a Wycombe player. A Hawks defender keen to put into practice the deflections we had worked on in training put the ball past keeper Alex Cherry and into the goal.
This mishap focused Hawks who were intent on increasing their lead. There was space for the forwards and Megan Wilds providing wide support from the back. The team worked well to move the ball around using Emma Cragg as a pivot in the centre. Finally the breakthrough came with a reverse stick flick from Sandra Satterly putting the ball into the roof of the net. Half time score 3-1.
In the second half the score remained the same despite continued pressure and opportunities for Hawks. After a series of short corners, in which everyone was lining up to take a shot with no success, it felt like all the Hawks supporters were shouting was "Will you just get on with it".
Emma Cragg was voted player of the match, followed closely by Rebecca Cannon who will get the points for Fantasy League.