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HOCKEY: Bicester revival can't stop loss
11:00am Thursday 13th February 2014 in Sport
Bicester Ladies went down 2-1 at home to Wycombe 2nd in Trysports Three Counties League Premier 1.
After dominating the first half, Bicester conceded a goal early in the second period and then went further behind.
Ruth Thomas reduced the arrears in the last ten minutes, but they could not find an equaliser.
Bicester 2nd hammered Wycombe 4th 5-0 at home in Division 2.
Sheryl Webb opened the scoring in the first half, with Charlotte Cochrane netting a brace after the break for 3-0.
Captain Abbie Stevens then helped notched a quick-fire double to complete their nap hand.
Bicester 3rd went down to a 2-1 home defeat against Wychwood 2nd in Division 5.
Trailing 2-0 at the break, defender Harrie Whitfield pulled one back, but they were unable to get a second.
Bicester 4th lost 3-1 at Oxford Hawks 6th in their first game since their recent formation.
It started badly for the hosts as they went 2-0 down at the break.
However, in the second half, captain Rachael Levy tapped in from close range to cut the lead.
But their hopes of a draw ended when Hawks scored a third five minutes from time.
Bicester men 2nd’s unbe-aten run ended in a 3-0 defeat at Division 5 league leaders Harrow.
The visitors went a goal down after only ten minutes.
Bicester had a chance to level when Josh Cookson’s pass found Justin Temple, who screwed his shot wide.
Harrow continued to dominate and finally killed off Bicester’s challenge with two goals in the last 15 minutes.
Bicester 3rd had a day to forget as they were hammered 4-1 at home by Maidenhead 5th in Division 9.
Trailing 2-0, Nick Styles cut the deficit after the break following a well-worked penalty corner routine.
But two quick goals sealed Bicester’s misery.