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HOCKEY: Oxford Hawks ladies stun title contenders
11:00am Tuesday 5th March 2013 in Sport
Oxford Hawks ladies put a spoke in St Albans’ hopes of taking the Investec Conference East title with a 2-0 victory at Banbury Road North.
Abi Flory created the opening goal with a brilliant turn on the halfway line, followed by a strong drive and pinpoint cross which was turned in by Katie Hewitt.
In the second half, Hawks extended their lead with a breakaway goal as Bex Oakes and Lex Thomas set up Becky Odlin.
St Albans won a number of penalty corners, but fine defending from full backs Takara Haines and Kirsty Chapman kept them out.
Oxford were outgunned 4-1 at home by table-toppers Tulse Hill & Dulwich in Division 2 of the South Clubs League, but hit back the next day to defeat Wycombe 4-2.
Rachael Lammey was on the mark in both games, pulling one back to make it 2-1 against unbeaten Dulwich, who then added two more goals. Kim Haynes, Hayley Sawyer and Naomi Gay also found the net against Wycombe, who were trailing 2-0 at the break.
Wycombe levelled with two goals in quick succession, but Oxford added two more of their own to wrap it up.
Witney proved too strong for promotion-chasing Chiswick, beating them 2-1 South Division 3A.
Goals from Denise Shaw and Izzie Hayes gave the home side the early advantage.
Some good stops from Witney’s player-of-the-match Sam Ayres kept Chiswick out until the 57th minute and they held on to take all three points.
SOUTH CLUBS LEAGUE.
Div 3A: Eastcote 2, Oxford 2nd 1 (B Cousins).
TRYSPORTS 3-COUNTIES LEAGUE.
Premier Div 1: Oxford Hawks 2nd 1 (E Smith), Amersham & Chalfont 1.
Premier Div 2: Oxford 3rd 3 (L Baker 3), Abingdon Pilgrims 1.
Div 1: Oxford Hawks 3rd 0, Buckingham 2nd 6; Oxford 4th 7 (H Turner 4, C Hazelwood 2, N Forecast), Milton Keynes 3rd 1.
Div 2: Oxford Hawks 4th 2 (R Black, E Hicken), Oxford University 3rd 1; Oxford Hawks 4th 0, Bicester 2nd 1 (C Cochrane). Div 4: Oxford Hawks 5th 4 (L Momen 2, B Hiner, L Hiner), Windsor Royalists 5.
Div 5: Oxford 6ths 0, Oxford 7th 2.
Oxford Hawks U18 girls 3 (A Flory 2, S Bennett), Wilmslow 0.
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