Seb Berndes no.8. Norseman Hawks
The Hawks had a draw last week and we wanted to get a win today. This league has been a big step up from our old league and we are playing more challenging matches. With Arthur, Luke and Oliver away we all had to play the whole match. In the first 7 minutes we were on the attack, Harry shot, the keeper saved it and it came to Theo with an open goal, he shot but it was cleared off the line by their defender. About 2 minutes later the opposition were in the same position as us but they scored and they were 1-0 up. In the twentieth minute they were on the attack and were doing nice passing. They shot and scored to put Norseman's heads down. The Hawks were having shot after shot but none of them were going in. The opposition brought on a substitute he was really fast and got passed our defenders and he scored to make are hearts thump. The ref blew his whistle for half time and we had a lot to talk about and tac tics to try. We switched our goalies, with Jake coming out and Taylan going in. We gave away a penalty and if they scored there would be no coming back. He shot but Taylan saved it! Hawks suffered again with another goal to Tottenhall and was 4-0. The shot was unstoppable!! Despite the 4-0 Hawks created lots of chances, but none went in! But in the last kick off the game Harry scored to give us some pride. We didn't deserve to lose 4-1, Hawks will come back stronger next week.
Seb Berndes no.8. Norseman Hawks
After last weeks loss Norseman had to be at their best to get a win and start their winning strike again. It was Theo's rest week so that was a big miss for us.
It was in the first 10 minutes, George was through on goal. It was a battle between George and the defender .George beat the defender and was now running at the goalkeeper, seconds later it was 1-0 to the Hawks, and we were of to a good start. The defence were solid at the back with Luke T not anyone get past him.
In the second half George and Harry both had great opportunities with George hitting the post and Harry putting three shots wide. The opposition had a ball played to their right wing back, he shot from outside the box and ended up over Arthur's head in our net. The rest of the match was quite even, we had our attacks and they had their chances. The game was over and it was 1-1. It was the right score at the end of the day but maybe we could have got another goal? Hopefully we can win next Saturday.
Seb. Berndes No.8 Norseman Hawks.
scorer George Gruenewald
It was our first game in the higher division and Norseman knew we had to up our game. Was it going to be the Hawks first game loss in the league in 11 months????
In the first 15 minutes it was even but the other team had the better chances and could have been ahead. Harry had tons of space, he shot from outside the box and it was 1-0 to the Hawks, just before half time. At the start of the second half, we had a free kick and Harry hit it like Gareth Bale into the top corner, 2-0 to Norsemen. Arthur was amazing in goal with a defence of Luke T, Oran, Dexter, Harry G and Jake holding a solid blue line to keep Hitchin out. The Hawks broke again, Sebastian was through on goal and tricked the goalie, past to Taylan with a clear shot at goal and it was 3-0.
Hitchin didn't give up and they had a free kick which they smashed into the top corner. 3-1 with 5 minutes to go. In the last minute Hitchin's winger cut in and managed to sneak in a second goal.The ref blew his whistle and the final score was 3-2.
Sebastian Berndes no.8 Norseman Hawks
Scorers Harry Hales x 2 Taylan Hassan
It was another big win for the Hawks and we keep are impressive winning streak rolling on.
We were away against Hoddesdon Reds who were unknown to us so we didn't know what to expect. But it was a good day at the office for us with four great goals from Jake. George was solid in the front line of the attack and blew their defence away with two astonishing goals. William got his first goal of the season as well.
The Hawks were 'like Hawks' with some lethal passing and counter attacking. Theo was like Iniesta in central midfield and Luke was like Thiago Silva in defence. Despite being well protected in defence by Luke, Harry G, Dexter and Seb, Arthur made one spectacular save. Hawks go into the half term break looking devlish for the rest of the season.
Seb Berndes, No. 8 Norsemen Hawks
We knew it was going to be a hard game because we played Potters Bar United before and never beaten them in the league.The time had come for our revenge as they had also knocked us out in the semi final of cup last season.
The Hawks had a big bonus as they only had eight boys and no subs. Oran took a throw on, Dexter headed it and it hit a Potters Bar hand, Norseman penalty kick! Dexter finally got to take a penalty kick in a league match, he shot with accuracy and power straight down the middle to make it 1-0. At half time it remained 1-0 but Potters Bar striker had had a lot of chances but the Hawks defence stayed strong.
It was about ten minutes into the second half and Potters Bar United had a corner. There was a bit of confusion between Harry.G and Oran which allowed the Potters Bar right winger to find space and score. Not long after that Norsemen were playing some good football and George had a long range shot and the goal keeper made a mistake. It bounced off his leg and within a blink off an eye it was in the net. Despite some late pressure from Potters Bar, the ref blew his whistle for full time and Norseman had won 2-1!!!
Seb Berndes no.8 Norseman Hawks.
On a tricky 3G pitch, the Hawks fought back from 0-2 down to secure a hard earned 2-2 draw this afternoon.
Hawks tried to play their passing game in wet conditions against Harlow's long ball football. With Arthur away, Jake was in goal and played very well between the posts. The ball went from one end to the other until Harlow broke away to score but it was offside. It was another long ball to Harlow's strikers feet and it 1-0 at half time.
It was more scrappy football in the second half and Harlow punished Hawks with another long ball to make it 2-0. Was Hawks 10 month unbeaten run coming to an end? The Hawks coaches changed tactics, adding more pace to our midfield and defence. Suddenly the Hawks passing game was back. A fantastic strike from Theo made it 2-1 and it was game on! 2 minutes from time the ball dropped to Harry H, it was 2-2, time for a Dele Alli 'eye celebration.' With a minute to go Hawks had two corners in quick succession but the ball just wouldn't go in. From a bad position, this draw felt like a win.
Seb Berndes No.8 Norsemen Hawks
Hawks continue their running streak with a 3-1 victory against Pangshanger on Saturday. With Oran away, Luke, Dexter,Harry G, Olly and William worked hard in defence. It was a solid performance from Norseman with Harry H scoring two great goals from the edge of the box and Seb adding the third, taking the ball round the keeper. There was some good running and crossing balls from out wide by George and Dexter and Theo controlled midfield by keeping possession and his accurate passing. You could hear Arthur's voice all over the pitch getting everyone to get into shape to defend our lead. Despite a bit of '' sledging'' by some of the Pangshanger boys the Hawks produced their second win of the season. Seb. Berndes. no. 8 Norseman Hawks COME ON HAWKS!!!!
Harry Hales x 2 Sebastian Berndes x 1
The Hawks faced Newhall rangers on Saturday, a team new to us, so we didn't know what to expect. In the first 12 minutes it was a very even game, they had chances and we had chances, but Arthur made some great saves before Jake opened the scoring up with the first goal of the season, it was through the legs of the keeper to make it 1-0. Jake added a second to make it 2-0 after 18 minutes. It was coming to the end of the half when Dexter made it 3-0. The ref blew his whistle for the end of a very satisfactory first half. In the second half I was almost lost for words! We were playing some outstanding football throughout the match, keeping the ball and keeping possession Dexter soon ranked up a stunning hat trick, Oran and Taylan added a pair each and George, on his debut for the Hawks, scored one with Theo and Seb slotting home a goal each. The Hawks got a '#1victory royale' with a 12-0 scoreline !!!!!!!!! Keep playing like this Norseman.
Seb Berndes no.8 Norsemen Hawks.
Dexter Berndes 3
Jake Coles 2
Oran Tivenan 2
Tyaln Hasan 2
Theo Zamba 1
Geroge Grenewald 1