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HOCKEY: Oxford juniors reach national finals
10:00am Saturday 9th March 2013 in Sport
Oxford Under 16s became the first team from the county to reach the England Cup finals day after an impressive display in the qualifying event at Stourport.
Two wins and a defeat saw Oxford progress as group winners and they now travel to Wakefield on April 13-14 with seven other teams for the grand finals.
They opened their campaign with a 4-0 victory over Oxford Hawks, but were then held to a 2-2 draw by Stourport.
The hosts had already beaten Northampton, and a victory over Hawks meant that Oxford had to win their final game to top the group.
And they did with the minimum of fuss, running out 4-1 winners – their goal difference enough to take them through.