WITH the league secured almost two months ago, the Hawks Women had a long wait for the promotional play-off match.
It meant three years of trying to return all came down to Sunday.
Their opponents, Blackheath had duly won their league for the third year and narrowly missed going up last season.
The game took place at a neutral ground in London, where good support for both sides had amassed.
A strong diagonal wind coming down the pitch meant tactics for each half would be required.