Friday, 21 September 2018

Hawks ease to victory

WITH half term affecting availability, Henley were forced to field a team without a goalkeeper at Oxford on Sunday, leaving them needing to prove their ability going forward to try to prevent the Hawks attacks on an unmanned goal

WITH half term affecting availability, Henley were forced to field a team without a goalkeeper at Oxford on Sunday, leaving them needing to prove their ability going forward to try to prevent the Hawks attacks on an unmanned goal.

With attack in mind Henley did not disappoint. From the off, the visitors, fielding four U12 players, demonstrated how much they have progressed through the season.

Good driving play through midfield resulted in two goals to Henley in the first half, with a tap in from Lily Thorne and a goal from Pippi Heath.

Hawks reacted well and switched the focus of the attack through the middle of the pitch. Lily Thorne and Jenny Brady worked hard to break down the attack but with no subs to rotate, Henley had to absorb a lot of pressure and soon exposed gaps in the midfield which Hawks used to send the long ball through.



With no keeper, Emily Pitcher in deep defence was under pressure once the Hawks side realised that an early strike at goal was the way forward as Henley conceded four in the first half.

In the second half good individual play from Heath was rewarded with a goal from the top of the D.

Hawks scored two more goals against the unmanned goal to complete the scoring.



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