The Hawks put in a great performance against a difficult Ashton Pumas team and were unlucky to be on the receiving end of a 1- 4 defeat. Hepworth were straight out of the blocks and on the attack with all the early pressure but they could not make it count and were caught napping on 12 minutes as Ashton broke quickly and Hepworth were slow to react and left Amelia Darwin exposed in goal and she could do nothing to stop Ashton taking the lead. Hepworth stuck to their task and were level within 4 minutes from a long kick from Amelia Darwin which Millie Bell latched onto and raced clear of the Ashton defence to slot the ball under the advancing Ashton keeper to make it 1 - 1. Going forward Hepworth were looking lively but in defence they were at times looking far too hesitant and were often slow to react and this cost them again just before half time and they trailed 1 - 2 going into the break. They came out fighting in the second half and were by far the better team with Millie Bell and Emily Wilkinson teasing the Ashton defence. Hepworth hawks are just starting to gel as a team with a tough defence of Olivia Lear and Abigail Darwin linking up well with Charlotte Patterson who in turn was feeding Maisie Chamberlin , and her mazy runs caused no end of problems. Hannah Crowther and Romy payton battled hard up and down the field stopping Ashton from playing. The three new additions to the squad Libby Trimming, Phoebe Hardman and Isla Summers all had impressive debuts in the team with Hardman unlucky not grab a couple of goals herself. Unfortunately the Hawks ran out of steam in the last 5 minutes and fell to a final score of 1- 4 which flattered the visitors somewhat and was not a true reflection on how well a performance they had. The Referees player of the match was awarded to Emily Wilkinson following an outstanding performance.