HOCKEY: Chapman and Coles defy leaders

Oxford Hawks women made the long trek to Norfolk to face Conference East leaders Harleston Magpies worthwhile by winning 2-0.

Becky Odlin gave them a half-time lead.

In the second half, Harleston upped the pressure, but Hawks weathered the storm and doubled their lead through Katie Hewitt. Harleston threw everything forward, but fine defending from Kirsty Chapman and Henri Coles kept them at bay.

Oxford moved up to fourth in South League Division 2 with a 4-2 victory over Henley thanks to Naomi Gay, Martha Foster, Hayley Sawyer and an own goal.

Bicester were pipped 4-3 at home to Aylesbury in Middlesex, Berks, Bucks & Oxon Division 1.

Aylesbury were a goal up after ten minutes, Lisa Ryan levelling after the break, only for the visitors to go 3-1 clear.

Jan Southam reduced the arrears, but Aylesbury scored again before Gina Girvan reduced the deficit after the final whistle.

Witney were beaten 2-1 at PHC Chis-wick in Regional 2, going 2-0 down to two penalty corner goals before Izzy Stubbs pulled one back late in the second half.

OTHER RESULTS.

Oxford 2nd 3 (L Cockshott 2, H Backhouse), Eastcote 2; Oxford 3rd 1 (L Baker), Banbury 2nd 4; Oxford 4th 0, Buckingham 2nd 5; Oxford 5th 2 (R Hossack, Z Driscoll), Wycombe 4th 5; Oxford Hawks 2nd 8, Sonning 2nd 0; Oxford Hawks 3rd 5 (E Black 2, J Oakhill, K Williams, S Bennett), Reading 3rd 0; Oxford Hawks 4th 7 (L Phillips 3, L Powell 2, H Robey, B Nagle), Harlow-High Wycombe 5; Oxford Hawks 5th 2 (L Hiner, S Satterly), Reading 4th 4; Bicester 2nd 2 (C Cochrane, A McGregor), Abingdon 5; Bicester 3rd 0, Wallingford 4th 5.

Mixed: Bicester 6, Great Milton 6.

Youth – England Cup: Oxford U14 7 (H Turner 5, F Howells, A Denly), Cirencester 0. League: Oxford Hawks U16 1, Reading 2; Oxford Hawks U16 5, Maidenhead 0.

* Ashfold School, near Brill, clinched the Under 13 IAPS National Cup for girls, beating Eagle House 3-0 in the final.

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