HOCKEY: Oxford Hawks allow early advantage to slip away

Oxford Hawks keeper Phil Hargreaves pulls off a fine save against Eastbourne

Oxford Hawks keeper Phil Hargreaves pulls off a fine save against Eastbourne

First published in Sport

OXFORD Hawks took the lead against lowly Eastbourne in Saturday’s South League Premier Division fixture but ended up going down 2-1.

Sam Chilvers set up their goal after 15 minutes, beating a couple of defenders before having his stick taken away from behind. Charlie Ellison netted the penalty flick. The outside of a post prevented Tom Godding from increasing the advantage and Eastbourne netted against the run of play to make it 1-1.

The second half belonged to Hawks, but poor finishing let them down and Eastbourne pinched the points with a second goal.

Witney hammered Gerrards Cross 7-1 to remain top of Regional Division 2.

The goals came from Dan Andrews (2), Julian Easterbrook, Liam Frost, Tim Hardy (2), Justin Peel.

Bicester pipped Ashford 1-0 in MBB&O Division 1 thanks to a goal from CJ Birtles.


MBBO Regional Div 2: Oxford Hawks 2nd 3 (C Burden 2, J Clark), Staines 2nd 1; Oxford 2nd 0, Amersham & Chalfont 2.

MBBO Div 1: Oxford Hawks 3rd 6 (S Dawson 5, H Brannan), Staines 3rd 1; Oxford 3rd 8 (A Small 4, O Dale 2, J Harvey, J Le Ball), Eastcote 3rd 1.

Div 3: Oxford 4th 1 (K Wharton), Woking-ham 2nd 2; Oxford 5th 2 (E Viska, B Matthews), Thame 3.

Div 4: Witney 2nd 6 (T Yallop, M Godwin 2, H Collins, S Summers), Brunel Univ 4. Div 5: Oxford Hawks 4th 1, Gerrards Cross 2nd 3.

Div 6: Witney 3rd 0, Harrow 3; Oxford 6th 4 (E Down 2, F Demey, J Williams), Ashford 3rd 1; Oxford 7th 1 (M Neville), Marlow 4th 1.

Div 7: Oxford Hawks 5th 2 (A Robbins, R Venables), Windsor 2nd 1.

Div 8: Witney 4th 0, Tring 2nd 6.

Div 9: Oxford 8th 2 (N Mayne, L Stamper), Marlow 5th 2; Oxford Hamsters 2 (A Harris 2), PHC Chiswick 6th 0; Thame 2nd 0, Bicester 3rd 5 (C Coleman 3, C O’Dell 2).

Div 10 West: Oxford Hawks 6th 2, Bicester Development 0; Oxford 9th 2 (D Haycock 2), Newbury & Thatcham 5th 5.

Other results: Oxford Hawks Senators 2, St Albans Emperors 4; Oxford Hawks Falcons 13 (S Griffiths 3, D Hughes 2, P Dunhill 2, R Warner 2, P Bennett 2, J Black 2), Reading Vets 0.

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