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WOMEN'S HOCKEY: Leaders hand out finishing lesson
6:00am Tuesday 4th March 2014 in Sport
OXFORD Hawks had a double bill in Investec Conference West over the weekend, winning 2-1 at Gloucester on Saturday and going down 4-0 at top of the table Buckingham the next day.
An early goal gave Gloucester the initative, but did not unsettle Hawks, who replied via Bex Oakes and then went ahead when Kirsty Chapman’s strike was deflected in by Henri Gordon.
Some fine saves from Jess Hudson ensured Hawks stayed in front by the break and they withstood more pressure in the second half to hold on for three points.
Hawks were no match for Buckingham, who were clinical with their short corners, converting three before half-time.
The visitors rallied in the second half, keeping Buckingham at bay, with Hudson to the fore.
However, a fourth Buckingham goal completed their victory.
Catherine Reaney scored all four as Oxford drew 4-4 with Henley in a South League Division 2 thriller.
A goal from Anna Clark earned Hawks 2nd a 1-0 win over Hampstead 2nd to maintain their lead at the top of Division 3A.
Witney came back from a goal down to beat Oxford 2nd 2-1. Lyn Cockshott but Oxford ahead, but second-half strikes from Charlotte Manning and Marie Vincent sealed the points.
Oxford Hawks 3rd 4 (E Black 2, R Black, R Cannon), Amersham 2nd 0; Hawks 4th 4 (S Temminghof, S Satterly, B Mappin, K Hardstone), Marlow 3rd 2; Hawks 5th 3 (A Bedford 2, L Hiner), Buckingham 3rd 1; Milton Keynes 1, Wallingford 4; Oxford 3rd 2 (K Pugh, E Hunter), Wycombe 3rd 0; Oxford 4th 5 (L Green 2, E Gilroy, F Howells, N Henderson), Wokingham 2nd 1; Oxford 5th 1 (M Brownill), Sonning 3rd 3; Oxford Fireflies 3 (L Eddowes 2, K McCulloch), Amersham & Chalfont 4th 0; Oxford 6th 0, Aylesbury 4th 2.
Youth: Hawks U18 1, Isca 1 (Isca won on penalty flicks); Hawks U14 3, Maidenhead 2; Oxford U14 0, Marlow 0.
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