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MEN'S HOCKEY: Hawks halt the slide
11:00am Tuesday 5th November 2013 in Sport
OXFORD Hawks got their South League Premier Division campaign back on course after two defeats with a 3-1 victory at Sutton Valence on Saturday.
Hawks started the stronger, but the home side took a surprise lead which lasted only five minutes before Jack Biggs slotted in a penalty to make it 1-1.
The visitors took control after the break and went ahead when Biggs set up Drew Blackburn, who lifted his effort over the advancing keeper.
Hawks had a few anxious moments before Matthew Wood sealed the three points after a free-flowing counter-attack ended with a tap-in at the far post. Oxford University thrashed basement club Eastbourne 5-1 with goals from Gus Kennedy (2), James Arch, Thomas Chadwick and Duncan Graves.
Oxford continued their unbeaten start to the season in MBBO Regional 1 with a 2-1 win over newly-promoted Maidenhead.
Visitors Maidenhead took the lead from a short corner, but Oxford responded quickly as Tom Small and Will Phillips set up Dan Bleach to score at the far post. A deflected effort from Dan Strange made it 2-1 at the break and both sides went close in the second half, Maidenhead hitting a post and seeing Matt Fisher clear off the line.
Witney recorded their first points of the season as they fought out a 4-4 draw at home to OMT to end a run of four successive defeats.
Dan Andrews, Jacob Deacon, Andy Willamite and Dan Andrews were their marksmen.
Wallingford went down 4-2 at Staines 2nd.
Staines took the lead which they held until half-time, but Wallingford came out strongly after the interval and Ed Allen equalised from a short corner.
Staines regained their advantage before Allen made it 2-2, only for Staines to snatch the points with two breakaway goals.
A Luke Smith treble helped Bicester to a 4-1 triumph over Oxford 3rd in Division 1.
CJ Birtles bagged their other goal, while Callum McCulloch was on target for Oxford.
Oxford 2nd drew 1-1 at Amersham & Chalfont in Regional 2.
The home side took a deserved lead via a lucky deflection, but Ben White bagged the equaliser before the interval.
Oxford 4th 3 (J Burke 2, B Matthews), Oxford 5th 1 (J Cowen d’Arcy); Oxford 6th 5 (T Christophers 4, P Charrett), Ashford 3rd 2; Oxford Hamsters 4 (A Harris 2, A Gupta, M Carter), Meadhurst 1; Oxford 8th 3 (J Boender, R Salisbury, J Fisher), Witney 4th 2 (J Taylor, H Swift); Oxford 9th 2 (J Darnell, S Copping), Sonning 6th 1; Oxford Bulls 2 (A White, G Horne), West Wilts Vets 1; Wallingford 2nd 3, Sonning 3rd 1; Wallingford 3rd 1 (J Quilter), Harrow 1; West Hampstead 5th 3, Witney 2nd 4 (M Godwin 2, T Yallop, H Scott); Witney 3rd 3 (R Moore, R Demczek, B Austin), Milton Keynes 4th 0; Staines 4th 4, Bicester 2nd 1 (J Pilgrim).
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