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Ladies 3s stay top of the league with a win over Banbury

23 November 2013, 10:00, Banbury Road North (Near)

Ladies' 3s 2 - 0 Banbury Ladies 2s

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The 3rd team performed well against a resolute Banbury side – eventually coming out with a 2 nil victory.  Hawks were on top for much of the first half but Banbury’s tenacious defending made clear cut chances difficult to come by.  With good use of their superior possession levels, eventually Hawks broke the deadlock with a good team goal which ended with captain Kim dribbling into the D and passing decisively to player of the match Rebecca Black to finish with aplomb on the far post. 

Hawks continued to threaten, with a number of excellent passing moves which used the width well and retained possession by staying out of contact successfully. Hawks maintained most of the possession but continued to be frustrated by Banbury's confident defence, and Banbury had a few breaks on the Hawks goal, ably dealt with by defenders Katie, Lottie, and Caroline and GK Evelyn who was on fine form as usual.

In the second half Hawks went down to 14 with the departure of Rachel from the left half, who left it to the last minute to shoot off to manage a school fixture. Buoyed by a tactical and useful half time talk from Andy, Hawks started strong and were rewarded within ten minutes by a textbook team goal confidently slotted away by Laura.

One of the Banbury defence suffered a nasty knee injury which stopped the game and required Rebecca Black's medical skills. On the restart, Hawks continued to attack but had no luck in the D. The game finished 2-0 and the Hawks team scattered to film the 1s match and help out with ball patrol, to support the 1s and 4s (and witness two more bad injuries), and grab some teas in the clubhouse.

Hawks remain top of Prem 2, but with Buckingham one point behind and Wokingham (next week's fixture) one point behind that, there's everything to play for and every goal counts!

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