Saturday 30th November was a lovely hockey day as it was bright and sunny; however it was also Local Derby Day. The Ladies 2s were playing Oxford 2s and there was a lot at stake, with the League Table so tight at the top.
The Ladies 2s started off really well and put pressure on Oxford from the first whistle. Hawks kept up this intensity and created a number of chances. The first goal came after 13 minutes when Claire Werlinger got a wee deflection past the Oxford goalkeeper making the score 1-0.
However Oxford did not sit back and put more pressure on the Hawks defence. Joint Man of the Match, Linda Billington made some great saves to keep the score at 1-0. However Oxford managed to even the score at 1-1 before half time.
The Ladies 2s went out after half time, determined to play the simple, passing hockey that has worked so well for them. Joint Man of the Match Maisie Robertson picked up the ball from the sideline and used her speedy ways to pass several Oxford players before lifting the ball into the top of the net to make the score 2-1.
Oxford continued to create opportunities but the Hawks defence were on hand to deny any further goals. It was a great effort from all the ladies and everyone battled to the final whistle. Well done Ladies 2s!