KAYLEIGH Hines struck a classy winner to send Oxford United fourth in the FA Women’s National League Southern Premier Division.

The midfielder, who also bagged a late winner in the previous game, scored a

free-kick two minutes from time to beat Plymouth Argyle 2-1 at Court Place Farm.

Georgia Timms had earlier equalised on the stroke of half-time, cancelling out the visitors’ 41st-minute opener.

And Hines’s impact was hailed by boss Liam Gilbert.

He said: “With Kayleigh it’s her first season back from injury and she’s just starting to really get back in her stride and be the player that we know she can be.

“It’s not just the fact that she is stepping up with late goals, it’s the way that she is dictating play for us at the minute.”

United started brightly without making a breakthrough and instead the Pilgrims opened the scoring.

The direct visitors played a ball over the top for Natasha Knapman, who broke free of United’s defence and poked the ball past the onrushing Aimee Watson to give the visitors the advantage.

But the lead lasted just four minutes, thanks to a tidy finish from Timms.

The second half was scrappy and Plymouth lost Amber Pollock to injury.

But United went on to seize the initiative in the final 20 minutes, Emily Allen forcing a smart save from Katie Middleton after a neat move.

At the other end, Gemma Sims made a fine last-ditch intervention to prevent a dangerous cross giving Knampman a simple finish.

That proved vital minutes later, when United were awarded a free-kick on the edge of the Plymouth penalty area.

Just as against Yeovil Town a week earlier, Hines made the most of the opportunity, this time curling the set piece into the top corner.

Oxford Utd: Watson, Sims, Haynes, McLachlan, Hines, Timms, Williams (Moore 85), Searle, Beaver, Allen, Clifford.

Attendance: 66.

  • ALL games involving Oxfordshire teams in the Uhlsport Hellenic League Premier Division, were postponed on Saturday due to waterlogged pitches.

Abingdon United’s game did go ahead, with Nathan Kimber and Jack Gaul on target either side of half-time as they won 2-0 at home to Wokingham & Emmbrook in Division 1 East.

Abingdon Town are bottom after a 6-0 loss at Holyport, while Thame Rangers lost 3-2 at Chalvey Sports.

Letcombe moved three points clear in Division 2 West with a 2-0 success at Kintbury Res, thanks to goals from Josh Fowler and Fraser Little.

Kyle Pullen’s hat-trick fired Headington Amateurs to a 4-0 home win over Milton Res in Division 2 North. Connor Foley completed the scoring.