North Lindum Hawkes v Greenbank Buccaneers
It was back up to Yarborough and the location of the tournament where apart from being very wet and windy, lady luck didn’t shine down last time…
This time however it was going to prove to be a much different proposition as Greenbank hit their straps immediately with some excellent passing, movement and great finishing. Greenbank made the most of their fast start, and the combination of Charlie R and Bailey proving too hot for the Hawkes to handle – Bailey a constant threat down the right, linking up well with Jake and Erin and managing to grab himself 5 goals in the first half. Charlie R demonstrated some excellent first touches and twisting and turning got himself on the score sheet a couple of times. Jake turning in an outstanding display in the middle of the park with great vision and powerful runs that their defenders had no answer to as well as the goal of the game with a fantastic curling shot into the top corner.
The second half proved to be a carbon copy of the first with Greenbank controlling the middle of the pitch and Jake and Mason helping to provide the ammunition for our strike force which looked like they were going to score every time they got in front of the goal. Although offensively the Hawkes were quiet, when they did get into good positions they were ably dealt with by a resolute Greenbank defence with Oli and Aaron both keeping their concentration levels high when needed. During the second half the post and crossbar came to the Hawkes rescue no fewer than 7 times in addition to 4 more Greenbank goals to round off a great display.
There have a number of occasions where the team has not got the just rewards this season but today wasn’t one of them – their energy, great passing and dead eye finishing was rewarded with the biggest win of the season. Only the woodwork prevented this from being an even bigger score, and credit must go to the Hawkes who continued to battle on despite the score line.
Jake – picked up another MOM for his control of the middle of the park, linking up exceptionally with the strikers to assist 3 times and with a couple of great finishes himself