8-0 but not out
By Nikki Dale
Five rolling subs and younger legs gave the ladies 5s a runaround
Oxford Hawks 7s v Bicester Ladies 5s – 24-09-2016
Opening match of the season against a team that we have played before – nominally at least. With a very young side, plus 5 rolling substitutes we knew we were in for a hard match.
The score line did not accurately represent the standard of play on pitch – our defence were working hard and faced a lot of pressure but kept their cool. Hawks found it easy to stay in our half throughout the game.
We had some stellar performances from Amy Pearson in defence and Emma Graham in midfield, but it wasn’t enough to get ahead and in the end we lost 8-0.
However, the only way is up from here and we know that by the time we next face them competitively the scoreline will be much improved. We all played brilliantly and are looking forward to our next match.