Swansea made the long journey over to Oxford Hawks to play in the last friendly before the National League recommences this weekend. Being in the same league as Hawks, the home side knew what to expect, and it was a tough, well-fought game as expected. In the first half, Swansea pressed the Hawks defence well, but on a number of occasions some pinpoint deliveries from fullback Kirsty Chapman opened up the game, and the Swansea keeper was called into action to prevent both Katie Hewitt and Abi Flory from scoring.
In the second half, the game was well-matched, with chances aplenty at both ends. The Hawks keeper Jess Hudson had to be on top form to prevent the Swansea strikers from opening the scoring, from both open play and penalty corners. The game continued goalless until the very last minute where Kathryn Poulter ripped apart the Swansea midfield, then Abi Flory cleverly laid off the ball to Lucy Stewart for a simple tap-in. There was not even time to take the restart, as the umpires blew the final whistle, leaving Hawks very pleased with the result and performance as they look ahead to their league game this weekend against Exe.