HOCKEY: Oxford Hawks denied after final whistle

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A goal from a short corner after the final whistle had been blown denied Oxford Hawks victory in a 1-1 draw with Essex outfit Old Loughtonians in women's Conference East.

Hawks started strongly, with Takara Haines and Kirsty Chapman rock-solid in defence.

A slick move was finished first time from the top of the area by Lucy Stewart to put Hawks ahead and only some outstanding saves from the Loughtonians keeper denied them more goals before the break.

Player-of-the-match Becky Odlin caused all sorts of trouble for the Loughtonians defence in the second half, but more top-class saves kept Hawks at bay. The visitors were awarded a short corner as the final whistle blew and much to the disappointment of the home crowd, they scrambled the ball over the line to earn a point.

Witney came away from Sonning with a useful point after a 1-1 draw in South Division 3A.

After a shaky first 15 minutes, Witney soon settled down and took the lead through Lucy Reading from a penalty corner. Sonning came out fighting in the second half and snatched an equaliser, and although Witney went close on several occasions, they could not find the winner. Bicester defeated local rivals Oxford University 3-1 in Trysports Premier 1.

Ella Weston’s cracking strike put Bicester ahead, the students levelling before half-time.

Two second-half goals from Kath Crook wrapped up the points.

OTHER RESULTS.

South League Div 2: Oxford 1, Tulse Hill & Dulwich 3.

Div 3A: Oxford 2nd 5 (H Backhouse 3, L Cockshott 2), Southgate 2nd 5.

Trysports Premier 2: Oxford 3rd 10 (L Baker 3, J Arthur 2, P Horlock 2, M Banton, S Tilley, B Honour), Abingdon Pilgrims 1A 0.

Div 1: Oxford 4th 3 (N Forecast 2, H Turner), Milton Keynes 0; Marlow 11, Wychwood 0.

Div 5: Oxford 7th 1 (M Brownill), Oxford 6th 0.

Div 4: Wychwood 2nd 4 (C Lally, T Fozza, C Brannan, J Taylor), Phoenix & Ranelagh 0.

Under 14 County B League: Oxford 4 (F Jones 2, A Hearn 2), Henley 0.

Other matches: Oxford Hawks 2nd 4, Amersham & Chalfont 2; Oxford Hawks 3rd 1, Buckingham 2nd 12; Oxford Hawks 4th 8 (E Hicken 4, E Black 2, J Barlow 2), Bicester 2nd 1; Oxford Hawks 5th 3 (S Satterly 2, S McErlain), Windsor Royalists 0; Oxford Hawks Harriers 4 (A Bedford 3, L Momen), Banbury Dev 1; Oxford Hawks Kestrels 1 (C Scragg), Oxford Girls Dev 2; Oxford Hawks U18 6, Maidenhead 1; Oxford Hawks U16 1, Wycombe 4.

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