2005: Hawks - 4 vs. St. Ides - 2
The Hawks took the pitch on May 15th, 2005
against WPL newcomers, St. Ides looking to add to the win column.
St. Ides had failed to win in 5 matches after a transition from
rival league, NVSL, but much of their performance had to do
with hard luck and injury. They certainly were a side to respect,
and a depleted Aegean Hawks side, missing 6 starters and several
other key players, was tasked with getting the job done.
The Hawks scored first in the 30th after a brilliant effort by
Geoff Thompson to chip the keeper bounced off the post and Irving
Williams was there to capitalize. Saavy veteran Irving Williams
was up to his magic again in the 40th, earning a PK after being
chopped down in the box. Alex Brown stepped up to convert the kick
with ease. Hawks up 2-0 at halftime. The team picked up where they
left off after the second half kickoff as Alan Golden ripped a
free kick into the net from 18 yards out. Sensing more was coming,
Alan proclaimed that he wasn't done yet as he trotted back to the
endline. He wasn't kidding, because minutes later he danced around
two defenders and blasted a laser of a shot near post from 15 yards
at the edge of the box, the goal of the day.
After claiming the 4-0 lead, the Hawks got a little lazy on D
and let St. Ides back into the game with two goals. The first St.
Ides goal was nice...a diving header that was driven with pace
to the far side netting. The game was never in doubt and the Hawks
held on and happy for a 4-2 victory considering the absence of
many of the better players on the team. The Hawks have a rough
two game weekend ahead when they take on LCC and Quilmes. Last
season, these opponents beat the Hawks by a combined 8-0, making
revenge a factor in many of the players minds.
Other WPL Scores on the Day:
LCC - 2 vs. Reds
Quilmes - 5 vs. Village Settlements - 3