Déjà vu for Hawks CSL A team
It was a day of mixed results for the Hawks CSL boys when they faced Immanuel College in last Saturday’s round 5 fixture at West Beach.
The reserve team continued its great unbeaten form with a hard fought 2-1. Goals to Nathan Roenfeld and Mitch Miller helped to secure the points for the team. Solomon Scopazzi and Tom Morgan were instrumental in midfield a they helped to create a number of chances in midfield in a solid all round team performance.
It was another frustrating day for the A’s as mistakes early on put the visitors on the back foot early. A misjudged cross found former NPL striker Tyler Waterhouse free at the back and he side footed the ball into the net from a narrow angle after 5 minutes. 10 minutes later the Hawks conceded a penalty to give the home side a comfortable lead.
The Hawks could have been level at halftime, but they squandered some great opportunities with errant finishing. Immanuel scored there third just after half time when Waterhouse crossed the ball and an Immanuel player glanced the ball into the net. Shortly after Chris Zehle, Nathan Roenfeld and Nathan Litchfield were introduced into the game and the impact was significant as the Hawks started to create numerous chances. Jake Pollard scored on the 70 minute mark with an angled drive to give the visitors some hope and the Hawks dominated the last 15 minutes with countless opportunities but they just couldn’t score. Best for the Hawks were Hamish Vickers, Pollard and Paul Sutcliffe. The Hawks now turn their attention to next Saturday’s cup round against division 3 high flyers Cumberland at the Hawks Nest in an 11:30 kick off before the State League 1 fixtures.