Henley Hawks 1 Triumph Over Phoenix Pinks in Premier League

In a thrilling showdown between Hawks 1 and Phoenix Pinks in the MDNL Premier League, Hawks emerged victorious with a commanding performance. Led by a stellar line-up and exceptional teamwork, Hawks secured a convincing win with a final score of 42-27.

From the opening whistle, Hawks set the tempo, displaying precision and determination in their play. GS Alex Jacob, resembling a master dart thrower in the wind, showcased impressive accuracy in the shooting circle, consistently finding the mark. GA Katie Bayfield’s exceptional rebounds provided crucial second-chance opportunities, keeping the pressure on Phoenix Pinks’ defence.

The defensive duo of GD Charlotte Hopper and GK Chanti Stubbs applied relentless pressure, causing Phoenix Pinks to fumble under their intense scrutiny. Stubbs, in particular, was a force on every rebound, denying Phoenix Pinks any chance of regaining possession.

In the midcourt, WA Sammy Coff and C Georgina Robertson dictated the pace of the game with their swift transitions and strategic positioning. Robertson’s speed on the court and excellent feeds into the circle kept Hawks’ attacking momentum flowing, while Coff’s tenacity disrupted Phoenix Pinks’ rhythm.

WD Sarah Filby emerged as a defensive standout, applying suffocating pressure on centre passes and around the circle, making it difficult for Phoenix Pinks to feed into the circle. Her relentless efforts forced errors from the opposition, leading to crucial turnovers and scoring opportunities for Hawks.

Hawks maintained their momentum throughout the match. In the first quarter, Hawks asserted their dominance, securing a commanding lead of 10-4. As the game progressed, they continued to build on their advantage, heading into halftime with a comfortable lead of 19-11.

Phoenix Pinks fought valiantly, but Hawks remained relentless, extending their lead to 29-23 by the end of the third quarter. In the final stretch, Hawks displayed resilience and composure, closing out the game with a resounding victory.

With their cohesive teamwork and unwavering determination, Hawks 1 showcased their skill and cemented their position as a formidable force in the MDNL Premier League.
Kit sponsored by Tara Neil Kitchens & Hart Street Tavern.
Left to right – Sammy Coff – Alex Jacob – Katie Bayfield – Chanti Stubbs – Sarah Filby – Charlotte Hopper – Georgina Robertson – Lydia Johnston

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