OXFORD Hawks had a terrific weekend with big wins for their top sides.

The men moved out of the bottom two with a thrilling 6-5 victory at title challengers Havant in the EHL Division 1 South.

Ed Tristem scored the decisive 11th goal in a wet and wild clash on the south coast influenced by Storm Dennis.

After falling behind early on, Jack Biggs equalised.

But two slips were punished to give Havant a 3-1 lead, which was then cancelled out by half-time thanks to Ted Bennett and Andy Watts, who pounced on rebounds to score past Poland international goalkeeper Maciej Pacanowski.

Havant struck the first blow of the second half, but a Jack Biggs penalty was followed by Freddie Smith putting Hawks in front for the first time.

Again the lead did not last long, but ten minutes from time Tristem struck the winner to lift them to seventh.

Hawks climbed to third in the Women’s Conference West with an emphatic 5-1 triumph at leaders Surbiton 2nd.

Claire Werlinger deflected in Emily Smith’s shot to open the scoring in the second quarter.

The home side drew level before half-time and pushed hard to take the lead after the break.

But after weathering the storm, Hawks hit back in style.

Caro Harris edged them in front, before Werlinger’s second of the game gave the visitors breathing space.

Sam Jacobs and Bex Oakes added gloss to the scoreline in the fourth quarter.

Zum Akhter bagged a hat-trick in a fantastic second half for Oxford OBU.

All their goals in a 5-0 success at Henley came after the interval, with Richie Heywood bagging a brace for the South League Premier Division 2 West title challengers.

Katie Gatt scored twice as Witney Ladies won 4-2 at London Wayfarers.

The skipper scored the game’s first and last goals, which both came from short corners.

Emily Dove and Sadie Lapper were also on target to keep Witney third in Division 1 of the South League.

Division 2 leaders Oxford Ladies got back to form with a 3-1 victory at basement side Woking.

Kim Warman gave them a lead in the first half and although Woking equalised, Rachael Lammey and Amelia Baron sealed the points.



Reading 2nd 3, Oxford Hawks 2nd 4 (K Cutter 3, H Taylor); Oxford Hawks 3rd 0, Wallingford 3 (C Blakey, J Chitty, D Pilbeam); Oxford Hawks 4th 4 (K Roche 2, R Tyser, P Scragg), Abingdon 2; Henley 3rd 0, Oxford Hawks 5th 4; Oxford Hawks 6th 1 (Jonathan Taylor), Marlow 5th 1; Oxford 7th 4 (A Hamid, A Ahmed, B Hutchings, R Bleach), Oxford Hawks 7th 0; Oxford 2nd 4 (D Bleach 2, J Vogel, J Stevens), West Hampstead 2nd 4; Ashford 2nd 5, Oxford 3rd 1 (B Brearey); Oxford 4th 1 (J Ogle), BA Slough Ramgharia 2; Amersham & Chalfont 3rd 0, Oxford 5th 3 (G Jan Janes 3); Bicester 3rd 1, Oxford 8th 2 (R Phillips, M Siriwardene); Oxford 9th 2 (P Radcliffe, M Tappin), Bicester Development 0; Reading 5th 4, Witney 2nd 2; Wallingford 2nd 3 (B White 2, R Harding), Marlow 3rd 3; Reading University Knights 5th 3, Wallingford 3rd 1 (F Beland); Wallingford 4th 4 (J Quilter 2, R Jackson, D Watsham), Slough 3rd 1; Amersham & Chalfont 6th 4, Wallingford 5th 1 (J Rees); Hampton in Arden Vets 2, Oxford Hawks Supervets 4 (S Dawson 3, C Burrell).


Surbiton 2nd 1, Oxford Hawks 5 (C Werlinger 2, S Jacobs, B Oakes, C Harris); Oxford Hawks 2nd 3 (A Potter 2, R Minihan), PHC Chiswick 0; Oxford Hawks 3rd 3 (H McAll 2, B Farrant), Marlow 2nd 1; Oxford Hawks 4th 3 (M Rumsby, N Thornton, K Williams), Wallingford 2nd 2 (H Merryweather, L Hempleman); Oxford Hawks 5th 1 (M Murphy), Amersham & Chalfont 3rd 0; Abingdon 2nd 1, Oxford Hawks 6th 4 (B Dawes, L Hiner, L Phillips, A Laird); Oxford Hawks 7th 0, South Berkshire 4th 3; Bicester 2, Oxford 5th 0; Slough 4th 0, Oxford 7th 3 (J Adams 2, M Kavanagh); Wallingford 1 (C Potts), Slough 2nd 2; Witney 2nd 0, Wycombe 4; Sevenoaks U18 2, Oxford Hawks U18 2 (L Newall 2) (lost on sudden death penalty flicks); Oxford Hawks U14 A 3, South Berkshire U14 Girls Perf 6.