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Hawks Women are finally held in friendly clash
Published 03/03/14

WITH the weather still taking its toll on the main pitch at Dry Leas, the friendly against the RAF women was relocated to Maidenhead’s 4G pitch for last Thursday’s fixture.

The match was seen by Henley as a chance to test some players back from injury and some that have never played before away from the pressure of league and cup rugby.

For the RAF it was an opportunity to test themselves in the build-up to their all-important fixtures against the Navy and Army.

With a number of players still arriving before the kick-off it meant the whole squad was put into action and within a minute Flynn, playing on the wing for the first time, scored under the posts.

The RAF bounced back and their fitness was telling in the first 20 minutes as they brought themselves into the game with a try of their own. Henley were now rolling on subs to try players in positions and for some game time having been away for a while.

A good opening 15 minutes of the second half allowed Boraman to muscle her way over. With the constant changes the Hawks lacked their usual composure and continuity while a competitive RAF side battled to make it 12-12 with a converted try. It was a night to test players and none more so than Bidwell, who having only started a few months ago, made her debut for the Hawks.

Atkinson then ran down the touchline to finish under the sticks, allowing Dudding to add the extras for the Hawks.

With a few minutes left it looked as though the game was done but Henley failed to kick to touch twice to end the match and a bizarre finish saw the RAF reach the ball first to level with a good kick out wide.

On Sunday Henley Hawks Women, who have already been crowned champions of Championship South West Division 2, continue their league campaign with a trip to Wasps Ladies 2nds.

Published 03/03/14

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