After 10 minutes, the Hawks under 14's had played the Old Loughtonians under 14's off the Olympic park, despite going up the slope and into the wind. It's not an exaggeration to say that there must have been 12 good chances missed by the profligate Hawks forwards, and only one short corner to show for so much domination.
It was slightly odd therefore, to be 2 goals down with ten minutes of the first half to play! Perhaps the Hawks boys knew they had the beating of OL and had decided that to concede a few goals would make it more of a game....?!
But, Hawks were still playing the same flowing exciting hockey, and mazy dribbles from messrs Taylor and Patel enabled Will Brotherton to score a quick brace ... 2-2 at half time.
But with a dynamic midfield of Toby MAc, Will Brotherton , JAke Taylor and Ned Gordon, the HAwks team were just too strong for the home team, and Kiran Patel scored his brace of goals to make it 4-2.
The back 4 had a brilliant second half with Thomas Edmiston and Ed Wilkinson giving good width, and Alex Elliott and Charlie Stoker in the middle stopping anything, and more importantly driving up the pitch to open up the Old Loughtonian's defence.
Forwards Freddie Sunderland, Harry Venables and John Black all made significant contributions, and combined well with Kiran Patel who mesmirized them with his movement and stick skill.
Harry Venables scored on the whistle from a short to make it 5-2 and round off an enjoyable visit to North London.
Charlie Stoker was man of the match for his driving runs and overall performance.