BOBBY Manson scored a hat-trick as Witney went top of South League Regional 2 for the first time this season with a resounding 6-2 victory at home to Oxford Hawks 3rd.

However, the hosts had to be patient as they led only 1-0 at half-time, Charlie Walker setting up Manson to score.

Two goals early in the second half from Harry Harbage and Ben Moss made it comfortable for Witney.

Pat Dunleavy replied for Hawks, before Harbage netted his second to make it 4-1.

The visitors did not give up and Matt Northfield beat keeper Si Howells to cut the deficit to two goals.

Witney responded, and two close-range goals from Manson not only completed the scoring but also his hat-trick.


Ladies: Oxford Hawks 2nd 3 (K Poulter, H Nicholson, J Madden-White), Milton Keynes 1; Oxford Hawks 4th 0, Phoenix & Ranelagh 1; Oxford Hawks 5th 1 (S Butler), Buckingham 3rd 2; Oxford Hawks 7th 5 (E Moore 2, E Grainge, P Hughes, M Thurley), Bicester 4th 0; Oxford Hawks Kestrels 1 (F Spackman), Banbury Development 1; Oxford Hawks Eagles 0, Trojans Ladies Masters 4; Oxford 6th 4 (R Hossack 2, L Freear, R Ward), Reading Rogues 0; Witney 2nd 1 ( K Easterbrook), Amersham & Chalfont 2nd 4; South Berkshire 2nd 1, Wallingford 2nd 0; Wallingford 3rd 1 (K Buss), Phoenix & Ranelagh 2nd 4; Newbury & Thatcham 4th 1, Wallingford 4th 2 (M Tinker, M Alexander).

Men: Oxford 9th 0, South Berkshire Terriers 5.

Girls: Oxford Hawks U14A 14, Wycombe 0; Oxford Hawks U14B 2, Wallingford 1; Oxford Hawks U16A 1 (G Taylor), Marlow 3; Oxford Hawks U16B 1 (C Hanslip), Banbury 1; Oxford Hawks U18 9, Oxford 0.