ANDY Watts scored twice as Oxford Hawks kick-started their South League Premier 1 season with a 4-1 win at home to London Edwardians.

However, coach Todd Williams’s side had to come from behind after conceding five minutes before half-time.

Jack Biggs fired home the equaliser from a penalty corner five minutes into the second half to level the scores, and Hawks never looked back.

Ted Bennett put them ahead and Watts capped a fine performance with his brace.

Oxford went top of Regional Division 1 with a 4-0 win over Amersham & Chalfont.

Sean Cox put Oxford ahead with a cheeky reverse-stick shot, while their other goals came in the second half from James Rayward, Dale Beckley and Jonny Campbell.

Oxford completed a memorable weekend by knocking last year’s semi-finalists Trojans out of the England Hockey Tier 2 Cup with a 2-1 victory.

Both goals came from Seb Wustrow, who scored the winner with two minutes left.

Witney twice came from behind to beat hosts Sonning 4-2 in Regional Division 2.

Strikes from Liam Frost and Harry Harbage brought the newly-promoted visitors level at half-time.

Witney went in front when Andy James Gosnell sent a dragflick past the home keeper before Ben Moss competed the scoring against Sonning, who had a player red-carded late on.

Bicester posted their first win, when they routed visitors Ashford 2nd 10-0 in Middlesex Berks, Bucks & Oxon Division 1.

With Will Hartley pulling the strings, the hosts scored five goals in each half.

Dave Sutcliffe led the way with a hat-trick, while other goals came from Ollie Hartley (2), Ben Kirk (2), Will Hartley, Jamie Inshaw and Leo Graves.

Five different players scored as Abingdon made it two wins out of two in Middlesex BB&O Division 2 with a 5-1 victory over Milton Keynes 3rd.

Milton Keynes opened the scoring, but Hugo Audley-Miller equalised quickly before Will Trigg gave Abingdon the advantage.

Just before half-time, skipper Connor Blakey made it 3-1. Further strikes from Adam Passfield and Luke Casey secured the win, which moves Abingdon to third in the table.


Oxford Hawks 2nd 2 (M Janes, J Taylor), Slough 4; Oxford Hawks 3rd 1 (O Lovibond), Tring 3; Oxford Hawks 4th 2 (H Fuller, L Piper), West Hampstead 3rd 4; Oxford Hawks 5th 4 (B Hudson 2, S Hudson, S White), South Berkshire 3rd 6; Oxford Hawks 6th 2 (OJ Webb, O Graham), British Airways 2nd 4; Oxford Hawks 7th 4, Reading Rascals 1; Oxford Hawks Falcons 7 (S Smith 3, A Bishop 2, J Kaluza, S Griffiths), Windsor Vets 1; Oxford 3rd 4 (P Alexandrou, J Boyden, A Wynd, M Oakes), West Hampstead 4th 0; Oxford 4th 1 (J Foreman), Wallingford 2nd 3; Oxford 5th 2 (L Cadman, J Wierszycki), Wallingford 3rd 1; Oxford 6th 1 (J Darnell), Maidenhead Magicians 3rd 4; Oxford 7th 2 (A Harris, S Denton), Newbury & Thatcham 5th 2; Oxford 8th 6 (M Neville 2, A Rush 2, K Mainstone, E Dyer), Wallingford 5th 0, Oxford 9th 1 (K Ahmed), Wallingford 4th 4; Witney 2nd 3 (C Summers 2, B Baker), Staines 3rd 2; Witney 3rd 1 (N August), Harrow 6.

  • LAURA Pickervance hit a double as Oxford stormed to a 7-0 victory at home to Hampstead & Westminster 3rd in Women’s South League Division 3A.

The hosts led 3-0 at the break, thanks to goals from Pickervance (2) and Carlijn Ten Heggeler.

Oxford added goals through Bubble Baddeley, Floor Timmer, Rachael Lammey and Olivia Strickland on her first-team debut.

Oxford Hawks lost 2-1 away to Gloucester City in the Investec Western Conference.

Catherine Reaney put Hawks ahead, but they could not hold on to their lead.

Bicester returned to winning ways in Trysports Three Counties Division 1, with a 4-1 victory at home to Oxford 4th, thanks to goals from Beth Forrest (2), Nicolene Willers and top-scorer Alison Haik.

A hat-trick from Fiona Bethel led Abingdon to a 7-2 success away to Oxford Hawks 5th in Division 2.

Two goals from Laura Dean, plus efforts from Ellie Desmond and Ali Watson – her first for the club – helped them hit seven goals for the second successive week. Pip Cantwell netted twice for Hawks.


Oxford Hawks 2nd 6 (A Bedford, M Douglas, H Sawyer, L Thomas, C Werlinger, E Wilkins), Southgate 2nd 1; Oxford Hawks 3rd 0, Amersham & Chalfont 5; Oxford Hawks 4th 1 (R Black), Amersham & Chalfont 2nd 1; Oxford Hawks 6th 2 (B Wagerfield, M Rimsby), Reading Rogues 2; Oxford Hawks 7th 1 (E Manaton), Slough 4th 3; Oxford Hawks Eagles 2 (S Butler, P Cantwell), Basingstoke Masters 5; Oxford 2nd 1 (C Hooper), Oxford 3rd 1 (A Roux); Oxford 4th 1 (K Smith), Bicester 4; Oxford 5th 1 (M Raymond), Univ of Reading 4th 3; Oxford 6th 1 (K Anderson), Sonning 4th 4; Abingdon 2nd 1 (G Langsdale), Thame 2nd 6; Abingdon 3rd 3, Buckingham 4th 1; Witney 2nd 0, Aylesbury 5; Amersham & Chalfont 4th 7, Witney 3rd 1 (G Norton); South Berkshire 1, Wallingford 0; Wallingford 2nd 4 (C Potts 2, J Brown, H Wood), Thame 1; Bicester 2nd 0, Wallingford 3rd 0; Bicester 3rd 3, Wycombe 4th 0; Wallingford 4th 2 (E Harrop, M Alexander), Oxford 7th 1 (R Nicholson).