Henley Hawks 1 Narrowly Lose to Windsor

In a thrilling encounter between Henley Hawks 1 and Windsor in the MDNL Prem Division on Monday night, the stakes were high as Windsor, currently sitting second in the league, faced off against Hawks, placed third with two games in hand.
Despite Hawks strong lineup, Hawks faced a formidable challenge from Windsor, who dominated the early exchanges, taking a commanding lead in the first quarter with a score of 6-11. However, Hawks rallied in the second quarter, showing resilience and determination as they fought to close the gap, ending the quarter with a score of 15-24 to Windsor.
As the match progressed, Hawks continued to battle hard, with each player contributing to the team’s efforts. Sophie Surman’s agility and vision in the mid-court created opportunities, while Sammy Coff’s composure under pressure helped maintain possession. Defensively, Sarah Filby and Lydia Johnston worked tirelessly to disrupt Windsor’s attacking rhythm, making crucial interceptions and turnovers.
Despite Hawks’ valiant efforts, Windsor maintained their advantage, leading 21-31 at the end of the third quarter. However, Hawks refused to concede defeat, digging deep in the final quarter to mount a spirited comeback. With Alex Jacob’s accuracy in front of goal and the defensive unit tightening their grip, Hawks found their rhythm and mounted a late surge.
Although the final score favored Windsor, with a tally of 30-37, Hawks’ performance showcased their resilience and fighting spirit. The match highlighted the team’s potential and new dynamics, with players stepping up to meet the challenges posed by a strong opponent. While the result may not have been in their favour, Hawks can take pride in their performance and look ahead with optimism as they continue their season in the MDNL Prem Division.
From left to right – Sophie Surman – Charlotte Hopper – Alex Jacob – Katie Bayfield – Sammy Coff – Lydia Johnston – Sarah Filby
Kit sponsors Tara Neil Kitchens & Hart Street Tavern.
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