2005: Hawks - 4, Quilmes - 1
A tired Hawks team tried to shake off the
soreness from a WPL league game vs. LCC the day prior and get
a strong result against Quilmes on Sunday, May 22nd. Quilmes
had beaten the Hawks 3-0 the season prior when the Hawks were
forced to play the entire first half a man down, so revenge
factor was in the minds of players. However, the Hawks disorganization
prior to kickoff was again evident as the team was forced to
start out the match a man down despite a 10 minute delay.
For the second consecutive
day, the Hawks played well despite the man disadvantage and controlled
the tempo of the game. When
the 11th man came in after 10 minutes gone, the Hawks quickly stepped
up with some results. The first goal saw Craig Cochran sent to
goal off a nice through ball from flanker Jon Knight. Craig took
on the keeper, then slotted the ball to Will Phouminh for the uncontested
tap-in at the 15 minute mark. Will Phouminh was again a beneficiary
in the 25th off the nice cross from Justin Bodiya. While his one-time
volley was snuffed by a Quilmes defender, his second attempt
found the net off.
up at halftime 2-0.
In the second half, the Hawks
struck again when Justin Bodiya was able to convert yet another
through ball to get the Hawks up 3-0 at the 60 minute mark. A
second yellow to Justin Bodiya at 70 minutes gone added some
the Quilmes attack, yet they were unable to break the Hawks solid
defensive unit of Yuri Sudhakar, Jon Knight, John Stephens, and
Joe Massie. They scored their lone goal after an odd collission
between three players squirted the ball onto the feet of a Quilmes
forward for the uncontested one-on-one at the 75 minute mark.
Quilmes kept applying pressure, but it was the Hawks that were
when Will Phouminh was able to take advantage of a flat Quilmes
backline and convert the through ball from Craig Cochran for
the 4-1 margin and the hatrick at the 85th minute mark.
Good result considering the disorganization factor and the fact
that almost all players on the pitch had played the full 90 a day
prior against LCC. The last remaining WPL matchup of the season
will be against Dynamos on June 5th at the soccerplex. The Hawks
look for a top seeding in the playoffs and to capitalize on last
season's 4-2 win over Dynamos for the needed victory.
Other WPL Scores on the Day:
LCC International - 1 vs. World Bank - 0
Dynamos - 5 vs. Glover Park - 1
Rangers - 3 vs. Village Settlements - 0
Reds - 8 vs. St. Ides - 0